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Actually, no need to go abroad in Pursuit of Education Studies : UR-College of Education Offers 26 PhD by Research, 10 Masters degrees, 4 Postgraduate Diploma and 1 Postgraduate Certificate program

17 Sep 2022

Actually, no need to go abroad in pursue of education studies as was the case in the past years. The University of Rwanda-College of Education (UR-CE), the country’s champion of education, provides opportunities for students to pursue a variety of postgraduate programs .

UR-CE offers master’s degree and PhD opportunities for professionals who are working or intend to work in the education sector and who need to advance their knowledge, skills, and professional competences. It offers 26 PhD by Research, 10 master’s degrees, 4 Postgraduate Diploma and 1 Postgraduate Certificate program accredited by the Higher Education Council.

By choosing the College of Education, you will be trained by high caliber faculty who demonstrate a long experience in teaching, research, and supervision of postgraduate students. College academicians, researchers and scholars publish their papers in reputed international journals.

The population of postgraduate students is diverse. In the African Center of Excellence in Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) 22% of master’s students and 43% of PhD students are international.
The ACEITLMS aims at strengthening human capacity to deliver research-based quality teaching and learning of mathematics and science across the region, in collaboration with regional and international institutions.

You will find hereafter postgradaute programs offered, location and entry requirements :

Programs in the School of Education

1.Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) (Full time in secondary school holidays) (Remera and Rukara campus) Duration : 1 year.
Entry requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
• Evidence of involvement in teaching in secondary schools or willing to be a teacher.
• Ability to use English as a medium of instruction.

2. Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) (Part time and Work-based learning ) (Location : Remera Campus) Duration : six months year.
Entry requirements
• At least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
• Evidence of involvement in teaching in Higher Learning Education.
• Ability to use English as a medium of instruction.

3. Master’s in Education (Full time in weekends) (Location : Remera and Rukara campus) Duration : Two years.
Options :
1. Curriculum and instruction
2. Educational Leadership and Management.

Entry requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Education or in any other field of study with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
• Ability to use English as a medium of instruction.

4. Master’s in Education (Full time in weekends) (Location : Remera and Rukara campus) Duration : Two years
Options :
1. English Education
2. Kinyarwanda Education
3. Kiswahili Education
4. Enseignement du Français

Entry requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Education or in Arts/Language (English, French, Kinyarwanda, or Kiswahili).
• Ability to use English as a medium of instruction.
• Ability to use a medium of instruction, the language of the option you are applying for.

5. PhD by Research in Education (Full time) Duration : Four years
Options :
1. Mathematics Education
2. Physics Education
3. Chemistry Education
4. Biology Education
5. ICT in Education
6. English Education
7. Kinyarwanda Education
8. Kiswahili Education
9. French Education
10. Social Studies
11. Primary and Early Childhood Education
12. Geography Education
13. History Education
14. Psychology of Education
15. Educational Leadership and Management
16. Curriculum and Instruction
17. Philosophy of Education
18. Economics of Education

Entry requirements
• Master’s degree in a related field.

Programs in the School of Inclusive and Special Needs Education

6. MEd in Special Needs Education (Full time in weekends) (Location : Remera campus) Duration : 2 years
Entry requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Education or in any other related Social Sciences.
• Ability to use English as a medium of instruction.

7. PhD by Research in Education (Full time) Duration : 3 years.
Options :
1. Inclusive Education
2. Disability Studies

3. Special Educational Needs
Entry requirements
• MSc in a related field

African Centre of Excellence in Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and
Science
8. Master of Education (Full time at weekends) (Location : Rukara Campus for day program and Remera for weekend programmes), Duration : 2 years.
Options :
1. Chemistry Education
2. Physics Education
3. Mathematics Education
4. Biology Education

Entry requirements
 BEd (Hons.) in a related field with upper second class or equivalent.
 BSc (hons.) in a related field with Postgraduate Diploma in Education.
 Ability to use English as a medium of instruction.

9. PhD by Research in Education (Full time) Duration : 4 years.
Options :
1. Biology Education
2. Chemistry Education
3. Physics Education
4. Mathematics Education

Entry requirements
 MSc in a related field (Biology/Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics) with an undergraduate science degree in a related field with Master’s degree in Education.

The College avails specialized learning facilities such as a multimedia studio, which will soon be complemented by a Demonstration Media Unit ( DMU) a language laboratory, a resource room for students with disabilities and special needs. Please visit https://admissions.ur.ac.rw/ for more information on admission. Information about fee structure and payment modalitiesn is accessed through https://ur.ac.rw/?Fee-structure-and-payment-information.

Story by

NTIRANDEKURA Schadrac
Public relations and Community Engagement Officer
University of Rwanda-College of Education

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