Graduate Education

  • The Makerere Institute of Social Research launched its Interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies in January, 2012. The five-year programme entails two years of coursework and three years of dissertation research and writing. Four broad themes define the programme’s intellectual focus: Political Studies, Political Economy, Historical Studies, and Cultural Studies. Students specialize in one field, but take classes across all four. This allows students to be grounded theoretically, while also giving them a broad foundation in historically informed debates in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, there is a set of core courses, with a focus on theory and historiography, required of all students. The courses are taught by MISR faculty, faculty from other Makerere departments, and by preeminent visiting scholars through the MISR Global Scholars Programme.

    Admission Criteria

    The MISR Interdisciplinary PhD programme is open to applicants who have earned a B.A. Upper...

  • List of  courses for the Interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies at MISR

    (M Phil / PhD in Social Studies).

     3.2.1 Core Courses (SSR = Social Studies Core Subjects)

     SSR 7101: Major Debates in the Study of Africa

    SSR 7102: Premodern Social and Political Thought

    SSR 7103: The History of Economic Theory

     SSR 7204: Africa Before Western Hegemony

    SSR 8101: Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, and Decolonisation

    SSR 8202: Research Seminar

     

    3.2.2 Cluster 1: Political Studies (SSP = Social Studies concentration in Political Studies)

    SSP 7201: Human Rights and Politics

    SSP 7202: Contemporary Social and Political Thought

    SSP 8101: Power, Society and Custom Before and After Colonialism

    SSP 8202: The Modern State and the Colonial Subject

    SSP 8203: Thematic Seminar: Political Studies

     

    3.2.3 Cluster 2: Political Economy (SSE...

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  • The Makerere Institute of Social Research launched its Interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies in January, 2012. The five-year programme entails two years of coursework and three years of dissertation research and writing. Four broad themes define the programme’s intellectual focus: Political Studies, Political Economy, Historical Studies, and Literary and Cultural Studies. Students specialize in one field, but take classes across all four. This allows students to be grounded theoretically, while also giving them a broad foundation in historically informed debates in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, there is a set of core courses, with a focus on theory and historiography, required of all students. The courses are taught by MISR faculty, by faculty from other Makerere departments, and by prominent visiting scholars through the MISR Global Scholars Programme. With our fifth cohort of students well on their way, we are now accepting...

  • The 2017 academic year will run as follows:

    Thursday, January 5

    Opening of Academic year

    Friday-Saturday, January 6-7 Orientation of 2017 PhD Class

    Monday, January 9

    Semester One teaching commences

    Wednesday, January 20 Academic Board Meeting
    Friday, April 21 End of Semester One teaching

    Saturday, April 22 – Friday, May 5

    Semester one Recess

    Sunday, April 30 Deadline for submission of Semester papers
    Saturday, May 6 Students report back for Semester Two...
  • Report of the 2011 workshop on an Interdisciplinary PhD program, held at MISR with the participation of University of the Western Cape and Addis Ababa University.

  • Students @ MISR

    Year of Entry : 2012
    Hihubbi Adam holds bachelors (IUIU) and Masters degree in Public Administration (MUK). Prior to joining MISR as a PhD student, he had served as University Lecturer in Development Administration, at the Islamic University in Uganda. His...
    Year of Entry : 2012
    Frank studied political Science at Makerere University and Development Studies at Woflson College, University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where he completed in 1992. He has since been associated with the Centre for Basic Research...
    Year of Entry : 2012
    Fred has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, both from Makerere University. His work focuses on investigative research, embracing history, biography, and archival work. His historical writings...
    Year of Entry : 2012
    Ssenkumba is a research fellow at Centre for Basic Research. He is a graduate of political science, whose working career has been a blending of research and activism. His initial employment was with the Directorate of Youth Affairs in the...
    Year of Entry : 2012
    Ocen has a BA (with Educ.) of the Islamic University in Uganda, and a MA of Makerere University, Kampala. He is currently a PhD Fellow at Makerere University Institute of Social Research. Ocen is the Executive Director of United Troupers...
    Year of Entry : 2012
    Netsanet is currently a PhD candidate at MISR. she was a researcher at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies and she has also worked as director of Addis Ababa University Gender Office. Her research affiliations revolve around Social...
    Year of Entry : 2012
    Before her attachment to the MISR PhD programme, Noosim was a lecturer of Macroeconomics and International Relations at the University of Nairobi. She acquired her undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Cape Town and her...
    Year of Entry : 2012
    Semeneh is a PhD candidate at MISR. Before he joined the interdisciplinary PhD program he worked as a researcher and editor of the Journal of Ethiopian Studies at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia....

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