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Tuition Fees:$1,351 /year
Applications Begin:May 2021
Final Award:Master Of Science In Pharmacognosy
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:College of Health Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

The Master of Science in Pharmacognosy is a two (2) year programme covered in four (4) Semesters and two (2) Recess Terms, aimed at training specialists in Pharmacognosy.

The successful candidate will be a specialist in natural products of Pharmaceutical, medical and commercial importance, who has acquired sound Pharmacy knowledge and working skills through supervised training in Pharmacy and its sub-specialties.

The major areas in this course involve cultivation and collection of medicinal plants, processing, herbal medicine drug discovery and development, toxicology, drug manufacture quality control and research.

The aim of the programme is to prepare the graduates as specialist resource persons with regard to natural products of pharmaceutical, medical and commercial importance. They will be able to employ their skills and knowledge in various areas related to natural products.

Eligibility:
Applicants must hold a good first degree in any of the following bachelor degree or the equivalent from a recognized institution: Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of science in chemistry, Bachelor of science in Biochemistry or other Bachelors degree in natural science including Ethnobotany.

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 the Admissions Office, 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 Admissions Office, Makerere University.

**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 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 the Admissions Office, 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 School  Certificates
7. 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.
8. 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

Career Opportunities for Master of Pharmacognosy include:
– Clinical Pharmacist
– Research Scientist
– Biochemist
– Medical Science Liaison
– Chemical Technician

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan and EAC Students: $1,351
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,729

Tuition Fee Per Year for Ugandan Students = 5,000,000 UGX
Tuition Fee per Year for International Students = 10,100,000 UGX

NOTE: Students from countries within the East African Community (EAC), 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

 
Dr. Charles Ibingira
Principal, College of Health Sciences
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries