Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty is one of the oldest faculties in Kyambogo University. It is by far the university’s largest Faculty with the highest student enrolment. The Faculty takes pride in offering a wide array of both undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes in the globally critical areas of Economics, Geography, Languages, Literature, History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Administration, Political Science, Reproductive Health, Music and Performing Arts, among others. To match the rapidly-changing, highly-competitive and globalized modern world, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes are tailor-made to equip students with relevant knowledge, skills and values through an interactive, rigorous, high-level and research-based training, facilitated by qualified, competent, experienced and enthusiastic academics.


To lead in academic and professional excellence in the Arts and Humanities for the production of graduates ready to match the rapidly changing global trends.


To enhance academic and professional excellence and social transformation through an intensively high-level and research-based teaching and learning.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Honesty
  • Equity

Faculty Departments

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences currently comprises nine (9) Departments:

  1. Department of Development Studies
  2. Department of Economics and Statistics
  3. Department of Geography and Social Studies
  4. Department of History and Political Science
  5. Department of Languages and Communications
  6. Department of Literature
  7. Department of Music and Performing Arts
  8. Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy 
  9. Department of Sociology and Social Administration

Public Lecture:

The Cultural Heritage Public Lecture

Upcoming Conference:

The 5th International CHAUKIDU Conference Kampala, Uganda

Conference Direct Link:

Conference Event Link:


The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers both Postgraduate and Undergraduate programmes. All our academic programmes are accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). 

Postgraduate Programmes:

  • PhD in Religious Studies
  • PhD in Public Policy and Governance
  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Master of Arts in Geography
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Literature
  • Master of Arts in Music
  • Master of Arts in Music Education
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration and Resource Governance
  • Master of Arts in Religious Studies
  • Master of Arts in Security and Diplomatic Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Security and Diplomatic Studies

Undergraduate Programmes:

  • Bachelor of Archaeology and Heritage Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Arts
  • Bachelor of Demography and Reproductive Health
  • Bachelor Arts in Economics and Statistics
  • Bachelor of Arts with Education
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Microfinance
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • Bachelor of Public Administration and Resource Governance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Social Administration
  • Diploma in Education Secondary (French)
  • Diploma in Library and Information Science
  • Diploma in Microfinance
  • Diploma in Music and Theatre Arts
  • Certificate in Elementary French
  • Certificate in Business French
  • Certificate in Kiswahili


Many Ugandans are quick to identify themselves by tribe – 56 tribes there are in total. They like to describe themselves, and are also often described by others, as humble, welcoming and peaceful but Uganda’s political history hardly reflects the peaceful part. Transfer of power for example, from one president to another, has never been peaceful since the East African country gained independence from the British in 1962. In a history that includes eight presidents from different tribes (one came twice), Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has been the longest serving – 33 years and he is still counting – but not without civil and armed challenges to his authority.