School of Social Sciences

Welcome to the School of Social Sciences web Page. Thank you very much for choosing to visit us and to offer us the opportunity to electronically communicate with you. The School is one of the largest Schools at Makerere University with a history, structurally dating back to 1963 as an autonomous academic unit. However, of course the social sciences have been taught at Makerere University since the 1940s with very strong old traditions in sociology, anthropology and Political Science. Social Work, Social Administration, Economic and Public administration followed suit, and in the early 1990 the inter-disciplinary social science of women and gender studies was added to the fold.

The School of social sciences currently comprises of three Departments.

  • Political Science & Public Administration,
  • Social Work & Social Administration,
  • Sociology (that also offers Anthropology).

For more detials please visit our school website here

Physical Address

Makerere University,

School of social sciences,

P.O. Box 7062, Kampala.

Tel: 256-414-545040

Fax 256-414-530185


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Name: Andrew Ellias State, PhD
Assoc Professor

Designation: Dean Social Sciences