Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Programme Code: PGDME
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Study time: Weekend
  • Intake: April & August


This course recognizes the longevity of the practices of monitoring and evaluation which have trekked the long journey of human civilization and are claimed to be as old as man himself as well as the growing importance attached to this field both as a practice and academic study. The course recognizes that the academic study of the field of monitoring and evaluation has gained immense interest due to the mismatch between demand and supply of M and E practitioners and Professionals. Government of Uganda designed the national monitoring and Evaluation policy of the country and it is anticipated that each Ministry, Department and Agency (MDA) will have a fully-fledged monitoring and evaluation unit. While some MDAs have moved towards this direction, others are yet to operationalize this partially due to lack of well-trained experts in the field at graduate level. [cm_show_info] The overall goal of the Master of Monitoring and Evaluation Program is to strengthen the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of interventions by governments, civil society and non-government organizations as well as development partners in Sub-Saharan Africa through the development and enhancement of capacity for evaluation The program broadly aims to impart knowledge, skills and competences to students interested in building a career in monitoring and evaluation. Specifically, the program is intended to: -
  • Impart up-to date knowledge, skills and competencies on evaluation within diverse contexts
  • Produce evaluation experts with management skills and competencies in making critical decisions that affect delivery of public services at all levels of society
  • Produce graduates who can design, conduct and manage efficient and effective evaluations
The PGDME programme will run on a modular programme designed to be completed within 1 year. A module will include 5 weeks of face to face interaction with facilitators of the courses. The student will be given prepared materials including online resources to continue with learning outside campus. The programme consists of Course works & Examinations and all courses are compulsory to all students. Students who undertake and pass this programme and wish to upgrade to a Masters degree in Monitoring and Evaluation will only do dissertation and related methodology and compulsory second year courses. [/cm_show_info]

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the Postgraduate Diploma program must meet the general requirements for admission to Graduate Programmes set by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and Kabale University. Specially, applicants must possess the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least lower second-class honors from a recognized institution; OR
  • Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education(UACE) obtained at the same sitting.
  • A professional qualification equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized professional body.
  • Working experience will be an added advantage.

Fees Structure

  • Tuition Fees per Semester (East African): UGX 725,000
  • Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans): $400

Application and selection

Course details

Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
CORE COURSES          
Year One, Semester One (7 cores)
PGDME6111 Theories and Models of Monitoring and Evaluation 45 00 30 60 4
PGDME6112 Planning and Designing M&E Systems 45 00 30 60 4
PGDME6113 Commissioning, Conducting & Managing Evaluations 45 00 30 60 4
PGDME6114 Development Theory and Interventions in Africa 45 00 30 60 4
MRTM8000 Research Methods 45 00 30 60 4
PGDME6116 Human Resource Management & Development 45 00 30 60 4
MCAR8000 Computer Applications in Research 45 30 00 60 4
Semester load 28
Year One, Semester Two (7 cores)
PGDME6121 M and E systems: Tools and Frameworks. 45 00 30 60 4
PGDME6122 Project Management Theory & Practice 45 00 30 60 4
PGDME6123 Public Policy, Leadership and Governance 45 00 30 60 4
PGDME6124 Financial Management and Administration 45 00 30 60 4
PGDME6125 Data Management and Reporting 45 00 30 60 4
PGDME6126 Administrative Law 45 00 30 60 4
PGDME6000 Research Paper/Extended Essay 45 30 00 00 4
Semester load 28

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