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Why study at SOSS
Enlarge photo: A recipient of Nkumba Women's micro-finance support

A recipient of Nkumba Women's micro-finance support

The School of Social Sciences inculcates practical community outreach and development curricula. SOSS offers a Diploma in HIV/AIDS Education and Management, and the studies are conducted in collaboration with The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) in Uganda. The School has engaged in a number of other projects including the Parliamentary Research and Internship Programme. The robust lecture room theoretical orientation inculcates critical analysis in the students, equally emphasized is exposure to practical experience(s) in relation to development. For all the courses – including for example B.A. Community Based Development and B.A. Sociology and Development – students in their final year are followed through at internships in chosen communities or organizations to enable them attain practical skills by the active engagement in development work and research.

SOSS programmes in public administration and political studies are ingrained with international relations and diplomacy, and are designed to impart good governance skills vital for the public and private sector as well as diplomatic and peace making initiatives. The programmes are based on knowledge of Uganda’s public sector and are enriched with the International Studies Curriculum entailing international management and leadership. Students are availed the opportunity to undertake at least one internship programme or research project to ground them in fields they would prefer to work.

A number of SOSS programmes has continued to attract Ugandan and regional students from Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Ethiopia as well as the United Kingdom (UK). Moreover, the students come from various professional backgrounds including politics, the military and Foreign Service.

SOSS has now embarked on Ph.D programmes in the fields of Development Studies as well as Public Administration and Management.

Added on: Saturday, June 18th, 2011

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