Duration: Six Semesters
The programme specific objectives include among others to:
a) give graduates an opportunity to broaden their knowledge in plant breeding and biotechnology that will permit them to efficiently engage in science-led agricultural development;
b) produce high caliber scientist who will lead training, manage and innovate the Research for Development agenda, and
c) strategically invest in the building of a strong national-regional-global consortium to rationalize regional resources for agricultural innovative within Africa.
Structure and content
Admission of students: Candidates must satisfy all minimum requirements for admission into a PhD programme in Makerere University including holding a relevant MSc Degree in plant sciences.
Type of the programme: The PhD (Plant Breeding and Biotechnology) is constituted by course work and research leading to writing a thesis and accommodates both full-time and part-time students. The minimum duration is 36 months and the maximum is 7 years.
PhD qualification examinations: All students are required to sit and pass an oral and written PhD candidature exam to be considered PhD students.
Guidance: A doctoral committee is established for each candidate to set acceptable standards for the doctoral programme, and serve as the students advisory and performance assessment committee. The committee undertakes to monitor the student’s progress throughout the study period on behalf of the University Higher Degrees and Research Committee.
|Year 1: Semester 1|
|CRS 9101||Applied Plant Breeding|
|CRS 9102||Advanced Molecular Biology and Genetics|
|CRS 9103||Applied Agricultural Statistics and Research Methods|
|CRS 9104||Advanced Plant Breeding|
|CRS 8109||Agronomy and Crop Physiology|
|CRS 9106||Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions|
|CRS 9107||Sustainable Seed Systems|
|CRS 9206||Personal Development and Soft Skills|
|Year 1: Semester II|
|ABM 7201||Agricultural and Food Marketing|
|ABM 8202||Programme Planning and Management|
|CRS 9202||Applied Molecular Biology and In Vitro Techniques|
|CRS 9203||Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics|
|CRS 9204||Advanced Insect Pest Management Systems|
|CRS 9205||Disease Management and Crop Loss Assessment|
|CRS 8201||Quantitative and Biometrical Genetics|
|SOS 9201||Soil- Plant- Atmosphere relations|
|Year 2 and 3:|
|CRS 9207||Dissertation (Submission and Defense)|
The ability to
Recognition and accreditation obtained:
Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE)