Doctorate of Philosophy and Masters Degree programmes are intended to offer the highest rewards of learning and discovering in the fields offered by the Schools of the University.
Presently, there are four categories of post graduate programmes; Post graduate Certificates, Postgraduate diplomas, Masters Degrees, and Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD).
Postgraduate diploma (PGD)
i) A first degree with second class or its equivalent from a University or higher institution of learning recognized by NCHE.
ii) Graduates with a pass degree and a postgraduate diploma in a relevant field may also be considered.
Masters degree by Research only
The minimum admission requirements for a Masters Degree by research only, shall be a relevant bachelors Degree of at least a 2ndclass division and a relevant Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent qualifications from higher education institutions or professional bodies recognized by the National Council for Higher Education. In addition, at the point of application the candidate shall have identified a research area and shall be required to present a concept paper on the intended research.
(a) Be in possession of Bachelors degree or its equivalent from a university or institution of higher learning recognized by NCHE;
(b) Possess a master’s degree from a University recognized by NCHE which is in a field relevant to the area of further studies or the equivalent of a Master’s degree with evidence of published educational material relevant to the field;
(c) Present an acceptable concept paper / synopsis of the intended research area;
(d) Passed the pre-entry examination (aptitude) administered by Nkumba University with at least 50% pass mark. The Aptitude test covers general and Research issues, its duration is one hour and the pass mark is 50%.
In addition to its administrative functions, the Directorate serves as a main unit that promotes and provides professional development for students to supplement the efforts of graduate academics and schools. The Directorate is also in charge of reviewing the quality of graduate degree courses and helping with University strategic planning for graduate studies efforts and initiatives. The Vision of the Graduate Directorate is that “Nkumba University will be one of the preeminent universities in graduate studies and research, and a choice for graduate students.” The Graduate Directorate Mission is “to promote the highest quality of graduate studies and to ensure that all NU graduate students, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or other personal characteristics, are afforded the opportunity to achieve their full potential as future scholars and professionals.