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, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to admit 10 students for the 2020 intake of the Inter-disciplinary PhD in Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences. The programme is by research and focuses on interdisciplinary topics in the Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences. This includes a cluster of subjects (disciplines) 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.
The Inter-disciplinary PhD by Research is reconfigured as a research agenda with an explicit intersection between Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences. Preference will be accorded to projects that approach the study of the Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences with a clear and strong historical bias and/or focus in the following fields:
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. 2020 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, 27 March 2020 to:
The Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University,
firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to email@example.com
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.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org || email@example.com || firstname.lastname@example.org || email@example.com