Next Intake: 13 January 2014
The university offers this postgraduate diploma/ degree programme (subject to accreditation by the NCHE) in ICTs for Development for those already working in the development sector who wish to upgrade their ICT skills and ICT managers who wish to update their skills and knowledge in development.
ICTs have roles to play in many areas: democracy, banking, retailing, education, marketing, gender, business, public health, human rights, environment, governance, agriculture, the media, and health. Innovative solutions to some development problems are emerging at a very fast rate. The main purpose of this programme is to train innovative ICT leaders with a thorough knowledge of the theories and methods of ICTs for development who will think outside the box to maximize the use of ICTs in particular contexts.
All these courses may also be taken as stand-alone courses as part of our Continuous Professional Development programme. Click here for more information.
Next programme start date: 2 September 2013
Fees: 700,000/= per module
All prospective students must meet the admission criteria as set for each programme of study in the University. The University shall follow the admission criteria as set by the National Council of Higher Education. All completed application forms should be sent to the University Secretary at the Virtual University of Uganda.
For entry to the postgraduate diploma in ICTs for Development, applicants should possess a good second-class degree from a recognized institution and achieved a pass mark in the Graduate Admission Test. Applicants should have at least five years job-related experience in their field of study. All students should have an adequate knowledge of computers and access to a reliable Internet connection, preferably owning a laptop and an Internet USB dongle.
All students must have registered initially by the date stipulated in the university calendar. In order to access course materials online, students must pay the full fee for the course on the date specified. All fees are to be paid directly to the University's bank account. Bank slips or bank drafts will be acknowledged when registering for each module in a programme.