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Things you must know before applying for a course in Law, Medical and Business studies

This is a summary of presentations made by different academics and professionals at a Careers Guidance fair on June 8 at the Islamic University in Uganda Females Campus at Kabojja. The Fair was organized by the Union of Muslim Professionals in Uganda.




Author Biography: Zaamu Kaboneke Byamukama works with Kaboneke & Co. Advocates in Kampala.

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Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

·         Two best done subjects at Advanced level

·         Students required sitting for and passing pre-entry examinations at Makerere University.

Diploma in Law Course – Day and Evening (conducted at regional centres as well in Mbarara, Mbale and Gulu)

UCE with at least 5 passes, UACE with at least 1 principal pass and two subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting.

Administrative Officers Course

This targets public officers and other persons.

Introduces students to the administration of justice and law enforcement in Uganda

Court bailiffs, brokers andauctioneers/court clerks & law clerks course

UCE with at least 3 credits obtained at same sitting; UACE with a principal and 2 subsidiary passes

Post Graduate Bar Course

Holder of a degree in law from a recognized University. If degree obtained from a country operating the common law system, it must comply with standards and requirements prescribed for a university in Uganda


Recognized universities that teach Law

Eligible Universities in Uganda include Makerere, Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Uganda Christian University, Kampala University, Kampala International University and Busoga University, Nkumba University.


Once accredited, a lawyer can work in a law firm, in Chambers as a sole practitioner, in a Government post, in a private corporation, may become a legal researcher/consultant, and there is much work outside the legal field entirely.


Arts subjects like Geography, Islam, Divinity, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Economics, and History.

University entry requirements

Two principal passes obtained at Advanced Level.

Job opportunities

NGOs, Government, Schools, Police, Army and many others.




Author Biography: Ahmad Walugembe is a lecturer at the Makerere University Business School.

Career options and admission requirements

Business Programmes with a requirement of mathematics


Bachelor of Business Economics, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Statistics, Bachelor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Programmes with a requirement of Economics

Bachelor of Business Administration/Business Studies

Open Business Bachelors Programmes


Bachelor Degrees in: Procurement and Logistics, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Marketing, Hospitality, Transport & Logistics, Travel &Tourism, Leadership/Public Admin., Computing, International Business


Job Opportunities

One can be an Economist, Human Resource Manager, Accountant, Procurement Officer, Marketer, Entrepreneur, Banker and Hotelier. Key employers include theBanking industry, Transport industry, Government, Accountancy firms, Real Estates, Hotels, Clearing and Forwarding, and Self employment.





Author Biography: Naamala Hanifah Sengendo is a medical doctor and Chief of Party for Saving New Born Lives at Save the Children in Uganda.

Getting into medical school is highly competitive. Even before you have heard whether or not you have got into medical school, it is sensible to have alternative career plan ready in case your application is not successful. 

It is therefore important to explore at least two other career paths that are open to you in a scientific discipline and if medicine does not work out for you may well find you actually enjoy your science degree more which can lead onto a very enjoyable career. If required grades are not attained and your heart is still set on a career in medicine, you could take a year out to re-sit your exams. In addition to Makerere, Gulu, Mbarara and KIU universities that offer medical programmes at a degree level, there are other paramedical and nursing schools.

Accredited Nursing Schools include: Arua School of Nursing, Kuluva School of Nursing, Kampala International University (KIU) Western Campus (Ishaka), Seventh Day Adventist School of Nursing, Lacor School of Nursing, Ibanda School of Nursing and Midwifery, Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery, International Institute of Health Sciences, Kabale School of Enrolled Comprehensive Nursing, Virika School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery and Mengo School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Others include Nsambya School of Nursing and Midwifery, Rubaga School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kibuli School of Nursing, The Aga Khan University, Makerere University Department of  Nursing,   Kampala University School of Nursing, Mulago Health Tutor’s College, Public Health Nurses School, Kampala International Hospital (School of Nursing), Kamuli School of Midwifery, Kagando School of Nursing and Mutolere School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Also accredited is Ngora School of Nursing, Lira School of Enrolled Comprehensive Nursing, Masaka School of Comprehensive Nursing, Villa Maria School of Nursing, Mbarara University Department of Nursing, Matany school of Nursing, Uganda  Christian University, Mukono, Kalongo School of Midwifery, Rakai Community Nursing school, St. Karoli Lwanga Nyakibale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kisiizi School of Nursing, Soroti School of Comprehensive Nursing.

Provisionally licensed nursing schools include: Hoima School of Nursing, Iganga School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kabale Institute of Health Sciences, IUIU School of Nursing, Mayanja Memorial Medical Training Institute, St. Francis Nyenga School of Nursing, St. Eliza School of Nursing and Midwifery, Fort Portal International Nurses Training School, Alice Anume School of Nursing, Gulu School of Nursing & Midwifery and University of Bishop Stuart Kakoba.


0 #1 baiga max patrick 2015-12-03 20:49
would like to apply for diploma in law...i have 1 principle and the 2 subsidiaries... diploma in records and information mgt....what is period [year] of study.....tuiti on and other requirements per semister....ver y ready to join