On the advice of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the government of Uganda divested itself from higher education generally, and University education particularly in the 1990s. Starved of funds by the government and anticipating revenue windfall from paying students, Makerere University and indeed many public universities in the region opened their doors to private students....Read More
With funding from the Gerda-Henkel Stiftung Foundation, College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to admit a cohort of 10 PhD students in 2019 to work on topics that address an interdisciplinary study of Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences. The Inter-disciplinary PhD by Research programme in the fields of Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences engages with a cluster of subjects that study human society with a particular sensitivity to change over time, historical context, and the development of various kinds of evidence to support analyses about the causes, characteristics, and implications of such changes in human society. These are subjects that equip students with many skills such as the ability to conduct independent research, analyse text or images, and write persuasively. They also focus on helping students better understand how these skills and analytical approaches can be applied to issues of societal significance beyond the university.
While internationally, Historical Humanities is a cluster of disciplines such as Art History, Classics, History, History of Science, Medicine and Technology, and Religious Studies; at Makerere University, the Inter-disciplinary PhD by Research programme in the fields of Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences is reconfigured to include interdisciplinary research projects with an explicit intersection between Historical Humanities and Social Sciences. Preference in selection will be accorded to interdisciplinary research projects that approach the study of the Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences with a clear and strong historical bias and/or focus in disciplines such as:
Practical research experience from working in Humanities and Social Sciences research projects at a University or a Research Institute and a strong foundation in writing and research methods is desirable. The successful candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills. Although the programme is structured as a cohort system, which offers the opportunity and possibility of collegiality, and introductory foundational seminars in the first year that can build comradeship and companionship, it is particularly a PhD by research and is thus guided by the existing Makerere University Directorate of Graduate School Guidelines of a PhD by Research. This means that successful applicants should demonstrate the ability to work alone for long hours to achieve set targets. They should also have excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. 2019 Application Process
Eligible candidates to an Inter-disciplinary PhD by Research programme in the fields of Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences.
Completed application form and accompanying supporting documents must be submitted by Friday, 8th March 2019 to:
The Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University,
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An Inter-disciplinary PhD by Research programme in the fields of Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University is a three-year programme by research. The following are the processes and timeline of the programme.
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