Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Governance and Management - DUGM


The form and manner in which public sector organizations are managed; using bureaucratic public sector management approaches does not meet the requirement for managing urban areas. The majority of urban settlers in Uganda are either business people or workers of various professions and other trades which require a unique way of providing them public goods and services they require. The time and cost of providing these goods and services and quality in which they require them means developing governance and management skills that enable this to be achieved. It’s upon this background that this programme, DUGM is developed by UMI to provide necessary training for the urban governors and managers, in areas of; Finance Management for Urban Governance, Urban Environment Management, Urban Housing, Settlement, Urban Poverty Eradication, Urban Development Policy Analysis, E-governance and Urban Development Strategies and Governance. The Programme comprises of twelve (12) modules, (4 Basic and 8 Core) and divided into two (2) semesters that shall be conducted at UMI Main Campus.

Admissions Requirements

  1. A Good Degree from a Recognised University, OR a Recognised Relevant Professional Qualification and at least One years of working experience.
  2. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education(UACE) obtained at the same sitting.
  3. If an applicant gained entrance to University through other means original documents to that effect should be presented.
    1. Mature Age Entry certificate, 25 years and above and accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
    2. Diploma Entry obtained at credit/distinction level from a recognised institution.
  4. The minimum duration for the Bachelor’s degree should be three years.

Program Details

1. Management Skills Improvement
2. Management Information Systems
3. Research Methods
4. Quantitative Methods in Decision Making
5. Public Administration, Decentralisation and Urban Governance
6. Urbanisation and Inclusive Local Economic Development
1. Urban Growth and Governance
2. Urban Finance Management
3. Urban Land, Housing Delivery and Settlement Management
4. Urban Infrastructure Planning and Utilities Provision
5. Public Policy and E-Governance
6. Urban Sanitation and Environment Management

Fees Structure



Tuition (Weekend)



Application (Paid after Applying)40,000$16
Registration (Functional Fee)100,000$35
Examination (Functional Fee)120,000$40
Development (Functional Fee)250,000$80

NCHE Fee (Click Here for Instructions)

Student' Council (Functional Fee)20,000$5
Library (Functional Fee)80,000$30
Indentity Card (Functional Fee)20,000$5
Journal (Functional Fee)30,000


School: Civil Service, Public Administration & Governance
Branch: Kampala (Weekend) 
Study Time: Weekend (Saturday & Sunday [08:30  – 17:00])
Duration: 1 year
Assessment: Participants are assessed through continuous practical exercises, course work and written examinations.
Target Group: Current and prospective Town Clerks/ Executive Directors, Physical Planners, City, Municipal and Town elected and appointed officials, policy analysts and academicians. Such participants can come from public, private, NGO sectors.

Study Time | Venue | Assessement

Requirements Needed to Apply

The Basic Requirements for the whole process include:

  • An email address and contact number
  • Your Academic Documents to pick details like Award Institution, Index Number (O and A level), year of award, etc.
  • A Laptop/Computer with a Stable Internet Connection
  • Click to access Guideline for the Online Application
  • Note that a PDF Document (With all Qualifications) is attached after submitting the form
  • The Payment (40,000 UGX) is made after Attaching the Documents