The Makerere Institute of Social Research in Uganda invites applications for the Admission to 2019 MPhil/PhD Class open to applicants who have earned a B.A. Upper Second or equivalent.
The Makerere Institute of Social Research launched its Interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies in January, 2012. The five-year programme entails two years of coursework and three years of dissertation research and writing. Four broad themes define the program’s intellectual focus: Political Studies, Political Economy, Historical Studies, and Literary and Cultural Studies.
Students specialize in one field, but take classes across all four. This allows students to be grounded theoretically, while also giving them a broad foundation in historically informed debates in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, there is a set of core courses with a focus on theory and historiography, required of all students. The courses are taught by MISR faculty, by faculty from other Makerere departments, and by prominent visiting scholars through the MISR Global Scholars Programme. With their seventh cohort of students well on their way, they are now accepting applications for their eighth cohort, which will begin in January, 2019.
Worth of Award
The fee structure is as follows:
- Ugandans/East Africans: 4 million Uganda Shillings per semester. East Africa includes Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar.
- Students from outside East Africa: US$4,000 per semester.
Every applicant who is admitted will automatically be considered for financial aid.
- The MISR Interdisciplinary MPhil/PhD programme is open to applicants who have earned a B.A. Upper Second or equivalent (students with lower than a B.A. Upper Second must demonstrate evidence of subsequent achievement such as publications or a postgraduate degree).
- Applicants who have a Masters or PhD are welcome to apply; however, all students must complete the entire programme, including two years of coursework, regardless of prior academic qualifications.
How to Apply
The application form can be downloaded here.
- Hard copies of application forms are also obtainable from the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, 3rd floor, Senate Building, Room 307 after payment of an application fee of Ug. Shs 50,000/=(Ugandan applicants) or USD 60 (International Applicants) to any of the following banks: Stanbic Bank, DFCU Bank, Centenary Rural Development Bank or Post Bank in favour of the Makerere University Council.
- International applicants should pay by bank draft as cheques will not be honoured.
- Bank pay-in slips are obtainable from the respective bank branches within Makerere University.
Deadline: applications close by Tuesday, July 31, 2018.