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Curriculum & Instructions Department

19th July, 2022

Master of Research and Public Policy

The Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) is a, specialized graduate programme designed and implemented by 16 participating universities through a collaborative process. It is supported by Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), a Pan- African organization based in Nairobi. The MRPP combines social science research training with public policy to attract those who wish to be researchers and future academics as well as those who wish to be policy practitioners. The following 16 Universities from 9 countries across Africa form the MRPP network:

  • University of Botswana, Botswana
  • University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Egerton University, Kenya
  • Maseno University, Kenya
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • University of Jos, Nigeria
  • University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • National University of Rwanda, Rwanda
  • University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Mzumbe University, Tanzania
  • Uganda Christian University, Uganda
  • Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda

MRPP graduates should be able to produce social science research that can contribute to public policy and good governance, and also be able to utilize research evidence in public policy development.


Admission Requirements

The MRPP aims to attract a rich diversity of qualified students from undergraduates as well as early and mid-professionals seeking to build on their expertise. Uniform minimum eligibility criteria and a rigorous selection process will ensure that the students admitted into the programme are motivated, capable of coping with the demands of the programme and developing the required competencies. It will also help ensure that all MRPP universities are accepting students of similar quality. To be considered for admission all applicants in all universities must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • Masters degree, or,
  • An Upper Second class Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent GPA), or higher;


Course Structure and Duration

The programme runs for two Academic years. Each of the academic years will have two semesters. After the first academic year, the students will go for a long break during which they are expected to gain field experience and undertake data collection for their thesis work. Modes of the programme delivery MRPP is be as a full-time programme.

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