Academic Structure of UCU

Within Uganda Christian University, there are fourFaculties and seven  Schools: Business and Administration, Education, Law, Engineering, Design and Technology, the School of Medicine, Social Sciences, the Bishop Tucker School of Theology and Divinity, and Journalism, Media & Communication. These faculties and schools are the major communities of scholars within a common disciplinary tradition that provide the first general structure of the academic offerings of the University.

Within some of the Faculties and Schools, there are smaller units called departments. Examples of these are the department of Management and Entrepreneurship within School of Business, the department of Social Work within the Social Sciences, and the department of Nursing affiliated with the School of Medicine. The departments are smaller, more specialised groups of scholars and academic offerings found in some of the Faculties.

Each Faculty and  School, and departments found within them, host Programmes that award educational credentials, such as diploma, bachelor degrees, or masters degrees. These are the Programmatic areas that students pursue in order to grow in wisdom, knowledge, and skills in a certain disciplinary tradition and to achieve a credential indicating their proficiency in said area. Some examples are: the Diploma in Entrepreneurship & Information Technology in the Faculty of Engineering, Design and Technology, the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in the Faculty of Law, and the Master of Arts in Literature (MLIT) in School of Education.


UCU is a leader in online distance learning (ODL). We have been consistently teaching throughout this COVID time, whether fully online or in a blended capacity, so our students’ learning has been able to continue uninterrupted. We have been able to conduct our take-home and online exams uninterrupted. All this is possible only through our commitment to the technology, using tools such as Moodle, Zoom, and BigBlueButton, but also through our commitment to our students. We are committed to  using the available technology to build community, to provide a quality education and equip our students for productive and holistic lives of Christian faith and service.