The university offers this postgraduate diploma/degree programme in International Development for those already working in the development sector, those who wish to specialize in development studies coming from a different undergraduate specialization, those national or expatriate employees of NGOs, embassies, and / or development organizations who wish to gain a qualification in International Development, or fresh graduates on academic track. The broad aim of the programme is to provide professionals with a thorough knowledge of the theories and methods of development, as well as skills in managing development in a sustainable fashion, so as to make a lasting and tangible contribution to the global standards set by the Millennium Goals Initiative. Programme courses PGDID 101 World Development Today PGDICT 101 Introduction to ICT4D PGDID 102 Development Discourse PGDID 103 Development Projects PGDID 104 International Human Rights PGDID 105 International Relations, Intervention, and Aid PGDID 106 Gender, Women, and Development PGDID 107 Environment and Sustainable Development PGDVUU 101 Research Methodology Your text here... PGDVUU 102 Ethics and Integrity - Dissertation (MA) All these courses may also be taken as stand-alone courses as part of our Continuous Professional Development programme.
All prospective students must meet the admission criteria as set for each programme of study in the University. The University shall follow the admission criteria as set by the National Council of Higher Education. All completed application forms should be sent to the University Secretary at the Virtual University of Uganda.
For entry to the postgraduate diploma in International Development, applicants should possess a good second-class degree from a recognized institution and achieved a pass mark in the Graduate Admission Test. Ideally, applicants should have some job-related experience in their field of study. All students should have an adequate knowledge of computers and access to a reliable Internet connection, preferably owning a laptop and an Internet USB dongle.
All students must have registered initially by the date stipulated in the university calendar. In order to access course materials online, students must pay the full fee for the course on the date specified. All fees are to be paid directly to the University's bank account. Bank slips or bank drafts will be acknowledged when registering for each module in a programme.
Cost & Fees
Application and Administration Fee
EA Nationals: UGX 200,000 Non-EA Nationals: US$ 100
This non-refundable fee is paid upon application and covers the application form, admission test, exam fees, transcripts, and certificates. Tuition Fees
EA Nationals: UGX 700,000 per course; Non-EA Nationals: US$ 400 per course Dissertation Fee
EA Nationals: UGX 1.500,000 Non EA Nationals: US$ 650
In order to be eligible for admission to VUU, you should have obtained a primary degree with at least a Second Class Honours. You will need at least an Upper Second Class in order to be considered for a scholarship. Please note that a limited number of scholarship is available for each programme of study. You should also have at least five years professional experience in a relevant field, be highly computer literate and have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection. We recommend that you have your own laptop and subscribe to a USB dongle-based internet connection. For information on the equivalence of international qualifications, please contact our admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your first language is not English you will be required to submit evidence of proficiency in English.
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Last updated November 19, 2017