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Social Sciences Department

The Department of Social Sciences at Uganda Christian University Bishop Barham University College in Kabale is one of the big Departments currently running a number of Programmes both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Our vision as a department is “A centre of excellence in the Heart of Africa.” Mission is “To equip students for productive, holistic lives of Christian faith and service” and our main goal is “To produce a cohort of enlightened professionals and leaders who will do their work with professional dedication and integrity to address the social and economic needs of the country from a Christian perspective.”

The department runs the following programs at undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Undergraduate programmes

  • Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration (DSWSA)
  • Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration (BSWSA)
  • Bachelor of Development and Social Entrepreneurship (BDSE)
  • Bachelor of Public Administration and Management (BPAM)
  • Bachelor of Organization and Development Management (BODM)

Undergraduate programmes are three –year full time courses apart from Diploma programmes that take two years. Important to note is that the Diploma graduate who wishes to upgrade in the same field has an opportunity to study for two years and is awarded a degree in the same field. The department has three intakes and they are;

  • Advent(September)Semester Intake
  • Easter (January) Semester Intake
  • Trinity (May) Semester Intake.

Graduate Programmes

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Master of Public Administration and Management (MPAM)
  • Master of Development Studies (MDS)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation Studies( PGDMES)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management (PGDPAM)

A note on Postgraduate Programmes.

These are weekend programmes targeted at the busy practitioner who is unable to take many months off work to upgrade his or her skills. We therefore teach them on Friday and Saturday every week, for twelve weeks in a Semester. These programmes are meant for small groups of practitioners holding responsible positions in public, private and non-profit organizations. All Masters programmes take two academic years where as Post graduate Diplomas take one academic year. Detailed Information on admission requirements is on our website, http.//

The Uniqueness of the Department

The Department has qualified Academic staff in various Social Science Related disciplines and with wide experience in teaching, research, mentorship and community Service. Most lecturers are readily available to the students and the department offers multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary courses, which gives its students a wide range of opportunities in the job market.

Lastly, the department of Social Sciences is designed to attract a diversity of students across Africa and beyond; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Sudan, Zanzibar, Gambia among others. This gives our students excellent opportunity for exposure to international experiences.



MSW (UCU), BSW (UCU), PGDED (UCU), Data Base Management (UMI) Cert.