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PhD in Zoology

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a three – year full time program of study and in depth scientific research. It is awarded to candidates who successfully complete their research and write a thesis that is examined. Research may be disciplinary on any topic in Zoology or multi-disciplinary so long as it incorporates a component of any discipline in Zoology.

Aquatic Systems, Fisheries, Aquaculture

The three-year programme provides in depth knowledge and skills for students to develop innovative approaches in aquatic ecosystem for clean and sustainable aquatic resources utilisation and management

Admission requirements: Local and international candidates should have a Master of Science Degree in Zoology, Agriculture, Veterinary, Education (Science), Environmental Science and other related science subjects from recognised Universities

Programme Structure: the program is run on a semester system. In Year I students undertake mandatory Cross-cutting Courses (Table below) managed by School of Graduate Studies. The pass mark is 60% of which progressive assessment contributes 40% of the final result awarded per course while the written exam contributes 60%. The cross-cutting courses run on a modular basis with each course offered each year, delivery in form of didactic lectures, with the major part devoted to practical, tutorials and problem based seminars. The core courses are a requirement for all PhD students. The maximum semester load is 18 CU and the minimum program load is 24 CU. In years II - III, students conduct research and write dissertation and are examined.

ITS code

Course name

LH

PH

TH

CH

CU

Host

Core courses

CCC 9101

Advanced Research Methods

30

40

10

60

4

Directorate of Research & Graduate Training

ART 9102

Philosophy of Method

30

-

15

45

3

Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

ART 9105

Scholarly Writing & Communication Skills

20

20

15

45

3

Department of Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Elective courses

LIB   9103

Information Competence & Management

20

20

15

45

3

University Library

WGS 9104

Advanced gender Research Methodology

20

20

15

35

School of Women and Gender, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

ISE  9106

Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis

30

20

20

60

4

School of Statistics and Planning, College of Management and Business Studies

SOC 9107

Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis

30

20

20

60

4

School of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

FOM 2087

Mechanisms & epidemiology of Cancer (Africa)

20

20

15

45

3

College of Health Sciences

FOM 9108

Clinical Epidemiology

20

20

15

45

College of Health Sciences

FOM 9109

Genes and Genomes in the Tropics

25

20

10

45

3

College of Health Sciences

FVM 7201

Advanced Epidemiology

30

10

25

60

4

School of Public Health College of Health Sciences

FOM 9110

Biomedical Research Methods

30

60

-

60

4

College of Health Sciences.

More information about graduate studies is available on the official website of the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training: https://rgt.mak.ac.ug including information on academic obligations, graduate regulations and admissions.

Years: 
3