Nkumba University Postgraduate Admission 2020-2021

By | June 19, 2019

Nkumba University Postgraduate Admission 2020-2021

Post Graduate Admission Requirements

The University admits students in August and February in the course of each Academic year, which runs from August to June.

Students have the option of enrolling for Day, Evening or Weekend Programmes. Alternatively, one may prefer to study under the Distance Learning programme. Day courses are conducted from 7.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Evening courses are held from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Weekend courses are conducted on Saturday and Sunday from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Distance Learning, just like the Weekend programme, is tailored for the convenience of employed students who have to keep at their jobs. These study arrangements provide sufficient flexibility to meet student needs.

Fees and administrative costs at Nkumba University are competitive compared to other institutions or Universities offering related courses or programmes.

Minimum entry requirements
For degree programmes, applicants should have either:

UCE (at least 5 passes) and UACE (at least 2 principal passes); or,
A Diploma qualification from a recognized institution of Higher Learning; or,
A pass in Mature Age Examinations.
For Diploma programmes, the applicant should have either:

UCE (at least 5 passes) and UACE (at least 1 principal pass) plus 2 subsidiary passes; or,
The equivalent of the above.
Please note that for a number of the academic programmes in the various Schools, the University also offers certificate qualifications where the minimum entry requirements are:

UCE (at least 5 passes) and UACE (at least 3 subsidiary passes).

For postgraduate programmes, the applicant should have:

A good first degree from a recognized institution of Higher Learning.
Deadline

For the August Intake of any academic year, interested persons are encouraged to apply not later than mid June.

Inquiries and applications for admission should be directed to:

Nkumba University is open to all persons who meet the requirements for admission to the post graduate programme. Postgraduate Diploma 
A first degree or its equivalent 
Masters Programme 
i) A first degree with at least a second class (where such classes are indicated) or its equivalent from a recognized University or higher institution of learning.   
Or 
ii) Graduates with a pass degree and a postgraduate diploma in a relevant field may also be considered.   
Or 
iii) Individuals who have considerable years of experience in intended areas of study but who lack first degree qualification. 
PhD Programme
i) Bachelors and Masters degree (s)  
Or  
ii) Be of such standing as may be prescribed in the regulations of Nkumba University School Postgraduate Studies and Research. 
An intending candidate shall be required to: 
i) sit an aptitude test and;  
ii) present a synopsis of intended research area. 
Duration 
The minimum period for the Post Graduate Diploma shall be one year and a maximum two years. 
The minimum period for a Master’s Degree by coursework and dissertation shall be two (2) years and the maximum period shall be three (3) years. 
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme is offered for a minimum period of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years. 

Postgraduate Diploma 
A first degree or its equivalent 
Masters Programme 
i) A first degree with at least a second class (where such classes are indicated) or its equivalent from a recognized University or higher institution of learning.   
Or 
ii) Graduates with a pass degree and a postgraduate diploma in a relevant field may also be considered.   
Or 
iii) Individuals who have considerable years of experience in intended areas of study but who lack first degree qualification. 
PhD Programme
i) Bachelors and Masters degree (s)  
Or  
ii) Be of such standing as may be prescribed in the regulations of Nkumba University School Postgraduate Studies and Research. 
An intending candidate shall be required to: 
i) sit an aptitude test and;  
ii) present a synopsis of intended research area. 
Duration 
The minimum period for the Post Graduate Diploma shall be one year and a maximum two years. 
The minimum period for a Master’s Degree by coursework and dissertation shall be two (2) years and the maximum period shall be three (3) years. 
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme is offered for a minimum period of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years. 

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