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Tuition Fees:$1,351 /year
Applications Begin:May 2021
Final Award:Master of Arts in Literature
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

Literature, regardless of the language, typically equips you to undertake a special study of literary texts.

Generally literature studies encompass several genres and periods, early modern literature and literary theory, for example, with a range of optional modules that will allow you to study areas of literature that are of particular interest to you.

Many programs also offer a joint honours degree e.g. literature and philosophy, literature and drama, literature and film studies, etc.

The example shown below applies to a typical joint honours degree course in English Literature and Philosophy and of course does not represent ALL degree programs in literature. (The examples for Master’s and PhD programs also use typical English language programs).

Applicants should have a good degree in literature as a single subject and in literature and another relevant subject such as English , language studies, linguistics, literature in other languages, history, religious studies, philosophy may also be considered for admission.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree of at least second class, lower division or equivalent from a recognised University.  Applicants with lower qualifications must satisfy the relevant department and the Postgraduate Admissions Board that they have acquired academic growth, for instance, by evidence of research and publications or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma of Second class division.  In some departments, a qualifying course followed by examination is given.

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

HOW TO APPLY
**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:

BANKS
i. Any STANBIC BANK BRANCH  MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 9030005816385
ii. DFCU BANK MAKERERE BRANCH  MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 01013500181512
iii. CENTENARY BANK    MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 4912300001
iv. CRANE BANK    MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 0145053500100
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. 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.
10. 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

Career Opportunities for Master of Arts in Literature include:
– Digital copywriter
– Editorial assistant
– English as a foreign language teacher
– Lexicographer
– Magazine journalist
– Newspaper journalist
– Publishing copy-editor/proofreader
– Secondary school teacher

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan and EAC Students: $1,351
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,891

Tuition Fee Per Year for Ugandan Students = 5,000,000UGX
Tuition Fee per Year for International Students = 7,000,000 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

 
Prof. Josephine Ahikire
Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries