Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture and Rural Innovations
Duration: 1 year
- To turn out appropriately trained cadres of change agents who can effectively work with rural communities in Uganda and the neighboring areas, taking advantage of Uganda’s surrounding countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.
- To provide rural development facilitators from multi-social sciences and applied sciences perspective (agriculture production and research, economics, sociology, business, marketing and computer science – IT)
Programme Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme, students should be able to:
- Proactively facilitate the identification and analysis of problems, in collaboration with communities.
- Organise and oversee appropriate interventions for solving the community problems.
- Research into phenomena in their communities and apply the results to further development
- Document the relevant processes for up-scaling in other communities, and maintenance of relevant information archives.
Programme Entry Requirements
Applicants to the programme should have at least a first degree in agriculture, agriculture and community development, agri-business management, development studies or related discipline/or its equivalent from a recognised University, with a good science background.
Also, read the general entry requirements
Grading and Classification of Awards
|Score||Grade||Grade point||Cumulative grade point average||Explanation|
|80 – 100
75 – 79
|4.40 – 5.0||Excellent|
|70 – 74||B||4.0||3.60 – 4.39||Very good|
|60 – 69||C||3.5||2.80 – 3.59||Good|
|0 – 59||F
|0 – 2.5||0.0 – 2.79||Failure|
There will be internal and external assessments, by the internal staff and external examiners respectively. External examiners will be invited every end of the semester, to carry out assessments of the semester examinations and to issue reports on the teaching and delivery of lectures.