ARU current academic programmes 2020/2021
So far the degree that is being offered is a Bachelor of Rural Development (BRD). This degree was accredited by Uganda’s National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). The BRD is a four year course i.e. three years of classroom study and one year field practice. Each year of classroom study is divided into two semesters of 17 weeks each. The Curriculum is designed in such a way that 60% of the Course content is covered under lectures while the 40% is covered under field practice.
Other accredited programs include: Bachelor of Science in Technology for Rural Transformation, Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture, Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, and Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Development.
The Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management targets business operators and upcoming entrepreneurs in all fields.
The post graduate programme is for those who have completed their degree courses and would like to specialize in rural development.
Now ARU has three degree programmes including the flagship Bachelor of Rural Development.
ARU will accept 30 women students every year into each programme. The small class size is designed to accommodate supporting a mix of theory and practice throughout the curriculum. The intent is to graduate specialists who can begin work immediately, have real impact, document the work, and thus expand the scope of that impact.
There are three entry schemes:
- Holders of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with a minimum of two Principle Passes [either in Arts or Science Subjects] obtained at the same sitting.
- Holders of Diplomas [in either Science, humanities or Arts disciplines] from a recognized institution.
- Holders of Certificates of Mature Age Examinations by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).