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Gender and Local Economic Development (GLED) Program

Level: Graduate
Duration: Two years
Award: Master of Gender Studies


The Program is offered by the School of Women and Gender Studies and its overall Objective is to develop the capacity to analyze and understand women, gender and development issues at the postgraduate level.

The specific objectives are:

  • To provide high level training focusing on gender, women and developmental issues;
  • To train gender analysts for the University, government, private sector and NGOs;
  • To provide a global framework within which gender, women and developmental issues can be analyzed from a Ugandan/African perspective.
  • To train a pool of researchers to generate data and publishable information relevant to gender and women’s studies.

Admission Requirements:

Admission is on the basis of both academic and work experience, as follows:

  • At least a good second-class honors degree in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • A minimum of two years of working experience.
  • Work experience in an area relevant to gender and development is an added advantage.

Nature of Degree:

The program of study is by course-work, examinations and dissertation. The dissertation should be original.

Course Curriculum:

YEAR 1 Semester 1 LH TH PH CH CU
GS7100 Introduction to Women and Gender 15 15 0 30 2
GS7101 Theoretical Perspectives in Gender and Development 45 15 0 60 4
GS7102 Gender and Economics of Developing Countries 45 15 0 60 4
GS7103 Research Methodology 1 30 15 0 45 3
Total credits semester 1 13

Core Courses

GS7204 Gender, the State and Public Policy 45 15 0 60 4
GS7205 Gender and Development Management 30 15 30 60 4
GS7206 Research Methodology II 30 15 0 45 3
Two electives 30 30 0 60 4
GS7207 Gender, Institutions and Social Transformation 20 10 0 30 2
GS7208 Gender, Law and Women’s Rights 20 10 0 30 2
GS7209 Gendered Identities and Social Representation 20 10 0 30 2
YEAR II Dissertation 20