Bachelor On Campus

Development Economics

36 months
1336 USD/year
890 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Development Economics programme is offered by the College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) from Makerere University


The Development Economics programme from Makerere University lays a strong foundation for policy makers, planners, researchers as well as development practitioners.

Learning outcomes

Graduates from the School of Economics are among the most competitive business professionals on the market, prepared for leadership roles in Economic Theory, Banking, Economic Policy, Economic Analysis and Management.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Development Economics
  • Organisational Theory and Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Refugees and Disaster Management
  • Governance and Development
  • Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




125 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Get pay in slips from Stanbic or DFCU bank at the main campus Makerere University where applicable.
  • After paying the Fee of USD $ 75 or 172,500 UGX  take the bank slip to the main building (Finance Department) for verification where applicable.
  • On presentation of the application fee bank slip, pick the application form from Room 316, Level 3, Senate Building.
  • Applicants with academic documents prescribed in other languages other than English should be submitted to the School of Languages, Makerere University for translation into English.
  • Applicants who obtained qualifications elsewhere other than Uganda should take their secondary school academic documents to Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) located in Ntinda for purposes of being equated to Ugandan grades.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 668 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 445 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National: 1,703,380 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester
  • International: 2,555,070 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester

Living costs for Kampala

1463786 - 1961574 UGX /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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