Bachelor Of Arts In Community Based Development

Program Overview

The course programme of Community Based Development offers training to undergraduates’ student. It is a 3 years programme leading to the award of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Based Development. The programme has been developed to equip participants with appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding of development issues for handling social and economic problems, managing programmes, community training and education, handling vulnerable groups and reducing poverty, programme challenges and opportunities related to communities

Course Duration: 3 Years

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Here are some potential career paths for graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Community Based Development:

  1. Community Development Worker: Community development workers help to facilitate projects that improve the economic, social, and environmental conditions of a community. This can involve developing and implementing programs aimed at reducing poverty, improving education, promoting health and wellness, or addressing other community needs.
  2. Program Coordinator: Program coordinators are responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of community programs and services. They may work for non-profit organizations, government agencies, or community-based organizations.
  3. Community Organizer: Community organizers work to build relationships with community members and mobilize them around specific issues or concerns. They may be involved in community outreach, coalition building, and advocacy efforts.
  4. Grant Writer: Grant writers are responsible for researching and writing grant proposals to secure funding for community development projects. They may work for non-profit organizations or government agencies.
  5. Social Worker: Social workers provide a range of services to individuals and families, including counseling, case management, and advocacy. They may work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, or non-profit organizations.
  6. International Development Worker: International development workers help to implement projects aimed at improving the economic, social, and environmental conditions in developing countries. They may work for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, or international organizations.
  7. Researcher: Researchers in community-based development may work for universities, think tanks, or non-profit organizations. They are responsible for conducting research on community issues and providing recommendations for policies and programs aimed at addressing those issues.

Direct Entry Scheme

At least 5 passes at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent;

At least 2 principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.


Diploma holders

  1. Hold a Credit or Second-Class Diploma in the relevant field from a recognized institution as determined by the University Senate.
  2. At least a Pass (50%) in Mature Entry Examinations.


Mature age Entry

  1. The applicant should be 25 years of age and above;
  2. Must have passed mature age entry examinations organized by the National Council for Higher Education.



  1. A certificate obtained after 2 years of post UCE study;
  2. Any equivalent qualifications besides UCE and UACE.

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