WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$600 /year
Applications Begin:May 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Land Use and Management
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

With this programme you will receive the core skills of analysis and critical observation of financial and business systems related to the agricultural sector, learn about sustainability in the choice of a rural livelihood, and learn to deal with and respect the seasonal and environmental constraints from the local to the global level, involving sound financial, legal and political management as they impact on the environment.


Year One
First Semester:
– Natural Resources And Development, 3 credits
– Land – Atmospheric Relationships, 3 credits

Second Semester:
– Human Population And Development, 3 credits
– Rural Sociology, 2 credits
– Soil Biology, 2 credits

Third Semester (Recess)
– Field Attachment1, 4 credits

Year Two
First Semester:
– Soil Survey And Land Evaluation, 3 credits
– Energy Sources And Landuse, 2 credits
– Common Property Management, 3 credits
– Soil Morphology And Classification, 3 credits

Second Semester:
– Irrigation Technology, 2 credits
– Introductory Livestock Management, 3 credits
– Wildlife Management, 2 credits
– Perennial Crops Agronomy, 3 credits
– Social Research Medoths1, 2 credits
– Land Degradation, 3 credits
– Gender In Agricultural Developement, 2 credits
– Soil Fertility And Plant Nutrition, 3 credits

Third Semester:
– Field Attachment II, 5 credits

Year Three
First Semester:
– Remote Sensing And GIS In Agricultural Landuse, 3 credits
– Site Planning And Landscape, 3 credits
– Tropical Soils And Their Management, 2 credits
– Principles Of Enviromental Education, 2 credits
– Soil And Water Pollution, 3 credits

Second Semester:
– Beef Production And Range Management, 3 credits
– Soil Conservation And Land Reclamation, 3 credits
– Landuse And Planning, 3 credits
– Land Use Impact Assessment, 2 credits
– Special Project, 5 credits
– Waste Management, 2 credits

Admission Requirements

Each applicant should:
Have the Uganda Certificate of Education with at least (five passes), or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Advanced Level obtained at the same sitting.
Hold at least a Second Class or Credit (or equivalent classification) Diploma  from a recognised institution, relevant to this programme.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan, EAC and Refugee Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $47

**Local Students:
1. Application forms and other relevant information may be obtained from undergraduate admissions Office, Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University. Admissions are processed in May/June every year.
2. Non-refundable application fee of UG Shs.50,000 plus Bank charge of UG Shs.2,500/= should be paid from the following banks using Makerere University Paying-in-slips:

3. After paying, each applicant must attach a copy of the paying – in slip to the application form and submit the completed application form to the Undergraduate Admissions Office in the Senate Building, Makerere University.
Candidates who hold grades X, Y, Z, 7 and 9 of ‘O’level results should not apply because they are Not eligible for admission.
Diploma holder applicants who hold class three (3) Diploma Certificates are not eligible for admission and therefore should not apply, except where stated in the diploma holders requirements.

**International Students:
Makerere University welcomes International Students who should follow the Application Procedure below;
1. Get pay in slips from Stanbic or DFCU bank at the main campus Makerere University where applicable.
2. After paying the Fee of USD $ 75 or 172,500 UGX  take the bank slip to the main building (Finance Department) for verification where applicable.
3. On presentation of the application fee bank slip, pick the application form from Room 316, Level 3, Senate Building.
4. Applicants with academic documents prescribed in other languages other than English should be submitted to the School of Languages, Makerere University for translation into English.
5. Applicants who obtained qualifications elsewhere other than Uganda should take their secondary school academic documents to Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) located in Ntinda for purposes of being equated to Ugandan grades.
6. Completed forms should be returned to level 3, Senate Building, Room 316, and the following documents MUST be attached to the application form:
– Original Pay in slip from the Bank
– One Passport size photograph of the applicants’ current likeness
– Photocopies of Secondary School  Certificates (i e Ordinary Level and Advanced Level) or its equivalent.
7. Diploma/Degree holder’s applicants MUST attach certified photocopies of their academic transcripts issued by the awarding institutions.
8. Applicants from countries where the language of instruction is not English are required to bring evidence of proficiency of English. However, Makerere University (School of Languages) conducts proficiency tests on request.
9. Applicants wishing to be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws programme offered by Makerere University are required to take a pre-entry examination.
10. International students MUST present insurance certificates from a reputable insurance firm at the time of admission. So, the insurance firm should cater for any eventuality not Makerere University.
11. The Academic Year normally starts in August every year. Applicants can download the form and send it with academic documents attached to; The Academic Registrar (Admissions), Makerere University, P O BOX 7062, Kampala-Uganda.

Career Opportunities

Some Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Land Use and Management include:
– Conservation Land Managers
– Petroleum Land Managers
– Lawyers
– Foresters

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan, EAC and Refugee Students: $600
Tuition Fees for International Students: $901

Tuition Fee Per Year for Ugandan Students = 2,221,800 UGX
Tuition Fee per Year for International Students = 3,332,700 UGX

NOTE: Students from countries within the East African Community (EAC), as well as Refugee students, pay the same tuition fee as Ugandans.
**Member countries of the EAC sub Region include; Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania.

Relevant Contact

John Baptist Tumuhairwe
Head, Department of Agricultural Production
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries