UDOM Postgraduate Admissions 2016 / 2017

By | July 29, 2016

UDOM Postgraduate Admissions 2016 / 2017

University of Dodoma Postgraduate Admissions

THE UNIVERSITY OF DODOMA

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR

ACADEMIC, RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY

DIRECTORATE OF GRADUATE STUDIES

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION INTO

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES FOR ACADEMIC

YEAR 2016/2017

Applications are invited for admission into Postgraduate programmes for the academic year 2016/17 which starts in October 2016. The programmes that will be offered are described below:

Degree Programmes under the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Business Studies and Economics

The School of Business Studies and Economics offers three Graduate degree programme as shown below:

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA degree programme runs in three different modes, namely; Full-time, Evening and Executive modes as described further below:

Full time MBA

This programme consists of three semesters with 150 credits from courses offered within the two semesters of the first year of studies. The third semester that appears in the second year of studies is reserved for writing of dissertation that weighs 30 credits.

Evening MBA

Evening MBA programme is offered in trimester basis with at least 35 credits from courses taught in each trimester. The whole programme takes 5 trimesters with teaching occupying 4 trimesters and dissertation lasting for one trimester.

Executive MBA

This programme is designed for executives. It is modular based where each module consists of at least 35 credits from courses covered for approximately three weeks. After each module, students go back to their work places for about two months during which they also work on their assignments and project papers.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a First or Second Class honours degree of any recognized University or its equivalent from any approved higher learning institution.

2.Holders of a pass degree who have at least 5 years of working experience after graduation plus a post graduation training of at least 6 months.

3.Holders of Advanced Diploma from a recognized higher learning institution with a minimum of upper second class plus a postgraduate diploma.

4.Holders of recognized professional qualifications (CPA, CSP, ACCA, CMA, CIM, etc).

5.Individuals intending to undertake Executive MBA programme must meet at least one of the criteria above including having at least three years of experience as a manager or entrepreneur.

Master of Science in Accounting & Finance (MSc Accounting & Finance)*

MSc Accounting & Finance is a rigorous programme and is both intellectually challenging and ambitious. It provides students with a thorough understanding of the principal methods and techniques of accounting and financial

management and gives them a framework of reference enabling them to deal with complex accounting and financial issues and to handle them effectively in a range of employment contexts. The strategic focus of the course will enhance students’ ability to analyze any situation and make sound strategic decisions.

The admission criteria:

1.A Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting/Finance or an equivalent degree from the University of Dodoma or any other recognized institution of higher learning with a GPA of at least 3.0.

2.A postgraduate diploma in business related fields or its equivalent preceded with Advanced Diploma with a minimum of upper second class.

3.Any CPA (T) or ACCA or CFA holder or equivalent with experience in practice for not less than 3 years, qualifies for the course.

Master of Arts in Economics (MA Economics)*

MA Economics programme is based on rigorous training in core areas of economics including Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and an optional area of interest (elective courses including international economics, financial economics, labour economics and health economics). Students in this programme will further advance their quantitative skills and techniques that will facilitate analysis through the core courses such as Advanced Econometrics and Mathematics for Economics.

This programme consists of two major parts, that is, coursework and dissertation. The duration of the programme is 18 months. The first 12 months will be fully on the coursework part and students will cover the remaining period for completion of dissertation.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of at least second class degree in economics or any related field like statistics, commerce, etc. from any accredited university.

2.Holders of pass degree who have at least 5 years of working experience after graduation plus a post graduation training of at least 6 months.

3.Holders of advanced diploma in related field from a recognized higher learning institution with a minimum of upper second class plus a postgraduate diploma.

School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences offers six Graduate degree programmes as presented below:

Master in Public Administration (MPA)

The MPA degree programme is offered in two modes, namely; Full-time and Evening over 18 months period. The full-time programme is offered using semester approach where as the evening programme is based on trimester method. The programme caters for individuals having educational background on various social sciences disciplines like public administration, sociology, development studies, political sciences and related disciplines.

Master in International Relations (MIR)

The MIR is a Full-time degree programme offered over 18 months period based on semesterization. The programme covers 160 credits in its coursework component running for 12 months.

Master in Development Studies (MA DS)

The Masters in Development studies degree programme is offered on full-time as well as evening basis over a period of 18 months. The programme is open to individuals with various specializations.

Master of Arts in Sociology (MA Sociology)

MA Sociology degree programme is offered on Full-time basis over a period of 18 months of which 12 months are for course-work and 6 months are reserved for research that leads to a dissertation. The programme takes on board applicants from various social sciences specializations.

Master of Science in Natural Resources Management

(MSc. NRM)

The Master of Science in Natural Resources degree programme is an 18 months Full-time degree programme (12 months for course-work and 6 months for dissertation). Candidates intending to undertake MSc. NRM must have their first degree in areas like; Geography and Environmental Studies, Environmental Disaster Management, Natural Sciences, Wildlife Management, Tourism Management, Development Studies, Agriculture, Community Development, Forestry, Environmental Planning and Management, Regional Planning, Project Planning and Management and other related fields.

Master of Arts in Demography (MA Demography)

This is a Full-time degree programme running for 18 months of which 12 months are for course-work and 6 months are devoted for research leading to a dissertation. The programme is open to individuals with various backgrounds like Development Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, Community Development, Environmental Planning and Management, Regional Planning, Project Planning and Management, Statistics, Natural Sciences and other related fields.

The admission criteria for MPA, MIR, MA DS, MA Sociology, MSc. NRM and MA Demography

1.Holders of a First or Second Class honours degree in the relevant areas from any recognized University or its equivalent from any approved higher learning institution.

2.Holders of a pass degree in the relevant areas who have at least 5 years of working experience after graduation plus a post graduation training of at least 6 months.

3.Holders of Advanced Diploma in the relevant areas from a recognized higher learning institution with a minimum of upper second class plus a postgraduate diploma.

School of Humanities

The School of Humanities will offer six MA degree programmes in the 2016/17 academic year as shown below:

Master of Arts by thesis in Kiswahili, History and English

These are research based degree programmes offered to individuals with backgrounds related to the degree applied for. The programmes last for 24 months and, where necessary, a candidate may be required to undertake some courses offered in the undergraduate or graduate degree programmes.

The admission criteria:

Holders of a First or Second Class honours degree of any recognized University or its equivalent from any approved higher learning institution (Minimum GPA should be 3.0). The aspirant must have a bias in the area of the degree aspiring for.

Master of Arts in Linguistics (MA Linguistics)

The MA Linguistics degree programme is offered in Full-time mode over 18 months using semester system. The programme is specifically intended for individuals with a background of language-based undergraduate degree. The first 12 months of the programme are for course-work and the remaining 6 months are for writing a dissertation.

Master of Arts in Kiswahili Literature (MA Kiswahili

Literature)

Like the MA Linguistics, MA Kiswahili Literature is a full-time based degree programme lasting for 18 months. The programme is open to people who have a background of language studies.

The admission criteria for MA Linguistics and MA Kiswahili Literature

Holders of a First or Second Class honours degree of any recognized University or its equivalent from any approved higher learning institution (Minimum GPA should be 3.0). The degree must be language based.

MA in Theatre and Film for Development by Thesis

The MA in Theatre and Film for Development by thesis has been designed specifically for students who desire to have strong practical grip on research or as practising producers in theatre and film. The programme is a 24 months degree offered under a full time basis.

Admission Criteria

All applicants for the programme must satisfy the general entry requirements into the Master of Arts degree programmes of the University of Dodoma. They must possess a good First Degree with a GPA of 3.0 and above. The First Degree must have a theatre component and/or film, where the applicants must satisfy the Department’s requirements that they are competent in theatre and/or film. Students undertaking MA by thesis and doing projects must demonstrate practical competence through provided CVs.

Programmes under the College of Education

School of Educational Studies

The School of Educational Studies will offer two Graduate programmes in the 2016/2017 academic year. The programmes are:

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

The PGDE is a 12 months programme offered under Full- time mode. The programme has a coursework component comprised of 110 credits of course-work followed by field practice equivalent to 15 credits.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a First or Second Class honours degree of any recognized University or its equivalent from any approved higher learning institution.

Master of Arts in Education (MA Education)

This is an 18 months degree programme open to individuals with a solid background in the field of Education. It is offered under Full-time as well Evening based modes. It has a coursework component followed by dissertation. The coursework component contains 180 credits while the dissertation weighs 30 credits.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a First or Second Class honours degree of any recognized University or its equivalent from any approved higher learning institution. The degree must have a bias in Education like BA Education, BSc Education, etc.

2.Holders of a First Class Postgraduate Diploma in Education from any recognized higher learning institution.

Programmes under the College of Informatics and Virtual Education

School of Informatics

This School will offer three postgraduate diploma and four MSc degree programmes in the next academic year as shown below:

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT)

PGDIT programme is designed to allow professionals from engineering background to rapidly acquire fundamental and state of the art information technology to solve pragmatic business problems. The Programme is designed to assist students to build a strong foundation in core concepts underpinning contemporary information technologies. It is run using full time and evening modes.

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems (PGDIS)

The PGDIS is designed to focus on issues related to designing, developing and maintaining computer-based information systems. Its main objective is to impart knowledge to decision makers with the required knowledge and skills for the formulation and application of information systems. Like the PGDIT, it is offered using full time as well as evening modes.

Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS)

PGDCS focuses on the fundamental theory and practice of computing. The main objective of the programme is to improve academic competence for candidates who hold advanced diploma in different fields of ICT, science and engineering and those who would like to pursue MSc. CS studies. The programme is offered in two modes which are full time and evening.

Admission Criteria for PGDIT, PGDIS and PGDCS

These are 12 months programmes and their admission criteria are as stipulated below.

1.Holders of pass degree in a scientific or technical discipline such as mathematics, information systems, computing, IT, Engineering or Computer Science of any recognized University or its equivalent from any approved higher learning institution deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of the UDOM.

2.Candidates with honours degrees in different disciplines will be considered for admission provided that they have a working experience of at least 2 years in ICT-related duties.

3.Holders of advanced diploma in computer science of UDOM or qualification from an approved Higher Learning deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of UDOM.

Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc. CS)

This programme emphasizes on the application of software technologies to solve business/industrial problems and the technical know-how of software engineering and management. The programme is offered using three modes, namely, Full-time, Evening and Executive.

Fulltime MSc. CS

This programme is offered for 18 months of which 12 months are for course-work and 6 months are for preparing and writing a dissertation.

Evening MSc. CS

This is an Evening-Based programme catering for students who cannot register on full-time basis due to work requirements. It gives opportunity to individuals who want to combine work and study. It is also covered for 18 months (12 months for course-work and 6 months for dissertation).

Executive MSc. CS

This programme is designed for people who have good work experience and want to combine work and study. It is modular-based with each module running for about two and half weeks. Like the full-time and Evening programmes, it takes 18 months to complete whereby 12 months are for course-work and 6 months are devoted for dissertation.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a First or Second Class honours degree in a scientific or technical discipline such as mathematics, computing, IT, engineering or Computer Science of UDOM or a qualification from an approved Institution of Higher Learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of UDOM.

2.Candidates with pass degrees in the above disciplines will be considered for admission provided that they have an experience of at least 5 years and have undergone a training of at least 6 months after graduation.

3.Holders of postgraduate diploma with a least B grade of UDOM in relevant disciplines or a qualification from an approved Institution of Higher Learning deemed to be equivalent to that of UDOM.

4.Applicants intending to undertake Executive MSc. CS must fulfil any of the above criteria including having work experience of at least two years.

Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering

(MSc. TE)

MSc TE degree programme focuses on principles and theories underlying contemporary telecommunication technologies and applications. The main objective of the programme is to enable graduates design, plan, analyse and manage telecommunications systems professionally. The programme will impart up-to-date and in-depth knowledge in the highly-dynamic telecommunications technologies and enhance research capabilities to tackle challenges facing telecommunication industry in developing countries.

Like the MSc CS, the MSc TE degree programme is offered using three modes which are Full-time, Evening and Executive. Applicants should specify in the application forms, the mode they prefer according to their preferences.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a First or Second Class honours degree in electronics engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, computer engineering, computer science, information technology of UDOM or a qualification from an approved Institution of Higher Learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of UDOM.

2.Candidates with pass degrees in the above disciplines will be considered for admission provided that they have an experience of at least 5 years and have undergone a training of at least 6 months after graduation.

3.Holders of postgraduate diploma with a least B grade of UDOM in relevant disciplines or a qualification from an approved Institution of Higher Learning deemed to be equivalent to that of UDOM.

4.Applicants intending to undertake Executive MSc. TE must fulfil any of the above criteria including having work experience of at least two years.

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc.

IT)

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc IT) programme is meant to serve as a bridging graduate programme to allow professionals from engineering background (not necessarily from computing) to rapidly acquire fundamentals and advanced theories behind state- of-the-art information technologies to solve pragmatic business problems. The programme is designed and structured to incrementally help students to build a strong foundation in core concepts underpinning IT. The knowledge acquired is further reinforced by allowing students to put into practice the concepts learned in class through solving IT problems in the form of projects. The programme is offered using Full-time and Evening modes.

Fulltime MSc. IT

The duration for the M.Sc. IT degree programme by coursework and dissertation is 18 months for full time. The first 12 months are for coursework and the remaining 6 months will be used for carrying out research, submission and examination of dissertation.

Evening MSc. IT

The evening based MSc. IT runs for 24 months where the first 18 months are for coursework and the remaining 6 months are devoted for carrying out research that will lead to writing of dissertation.

The Admission Criteria:

1.Candidates shall hold an honours degree in engineering, science, technology or equivalent of UDOM or a qualification from an approved Institution of Higher Learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of the UDOM.

2.Candidates with pass degrees in the above disciplines will be considered for admission provided that they have an experience of at least 5 years and have undergone a training of at least 6 months after graduation.

3.Holders of postgraduate diploma with a least B grade of UDOM in relevant disciplines or a qualification from an approved Institution of Higher Learning deemed to be equivalent to that of UDOM.

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSc. IS)

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSc. IS) is widely diffused across modern organisations and industry. These are demanding IS graduates who are well versed in business concepts; in understanding the role and contribution of information systems in driving and enabling the achievement of business goals and objectives; and in managing the vital information systems resource in organisations. This Masters degree has been designed to meet this need, and will produce graduates, who are competent and knowledgeable in the discipline, possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and who are able to critically analyse business problems and develop creative and innovative enterprise solutions.

CIVE will offer full time MSc. IS during the 2016/2017 academic year. The duration for the degree programme shall be 18 months where the first 12 months will be for coursework and the remaining 6 months will be used for carrying out research.

The Admission Criteria:

1.Holders of honours degree in non scientific or technical disciplines such as arts, business, management and related discipline of the UDOM or a qualification from an approved Institution of Higher Learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of the UDOM. Those in engineering and science wishing to enhance their knowledge in this field can also join.

2.Candidates with pass degrees in the above disciplines will be considered for admission provided that they have an experience of at least 5 years and have undergone a training of at least 6 months after graduation.

3.Holders of postgraduate diploma with a least B grade of UDOM in relevant disciplines or a qualification from an approved Institution of Higher Learning deemed to be equivalent to that of UDOM.

Programmes under the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences offers two graduate degree programme as presented below.

Master of Science in Biodiversity Conservation (MScBC)

This degree programme emphasizes on the Biodiversity concepts and background to the principles that underlie its conservation in both protected and unprotected areas. The programme is offered on full-time basis for 18 months of which 12 months are for course-work and 6 months are for preparing and writing a dissertation.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a First or Second Class honours degree in Biological Sciences from any recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning deemed to be equivalent to an honors degree of UDOM.

2.Candidates with pass degrees in the above disciplines will be considered for admission provided that they have an experience of at least 5 years and have undergone a training of at least 6 months after graduation.

3.Holders of First Class postgraduate diploma in relevant areas from an approved Institution of Higher Learning deemed to be equivalent to that of UDOM.

PhD in Environmental Sciences and Conservation*

This programme prepares graduates with knowledge of ecological science, critical analysis of complex environmental challenges and a broad understanding of human systems by careful reflection upon normative concerns and values at the local, regional, national and global levels. The programme will run by course-work and dissertation. The duration of the programme is three years (minimum) and five years (maximum) for full-time candidates and four years (minimum) and six years (maximum) for part-time candidates.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of Master degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the relevant fields (Environmental Sciences and Conservation, Environmental Management, Biological Sciences, Geology, Physics, Geography, Chemistry) from UDOM or any recognized university.

2.Candidates holding first class or upper second class bachelor’s degrees including those with unclassified degrees from recognized universities may be considered for PhD admission after registering for Master degree and taking at least one full year’s postgraduate training and demonstrating an outstanding performance to the satisfaction of the institution (TCU, 2012).

School of Mathematical Sciences

The School of Mathematical Sciences will offer three degree programmes as shown below.

Master of Science in Mathematics

This programme is intended to create mathematicians who can serve the nation in various organizations like National Bureau of Statistics, Audit Departments, Research Institutions and other areas where mathematicians are needed. The study programme is conducted in two years (4 semesters) of which three semesters are for course-work and the last semester is for writing a dissertation.

The admission criteria:

1.Admission to the MSc Mathematics degree programme shall be made on merit in the PET (Post-graduate Entrance Test).

2.The minimum eligibility conditions for admission to Master’s Degree programme in mathematics shall be B.Sc (Honours)/B.Sc under 10+2+3 pattern, securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in Science subjects (considering all the three years of B.Sc. programme). To get admission in MSc (Mathematics), the mathematics subject at BSc (Honours) level must be studied in all the three years at graduate level.

Master of Science in Statistics (MSc. Statistics)

This programme is recommended for applicants who wish to broaden their knowledge in statistical research for them to acquire further knowledge of data analysis and apply it to their specializations developed at the Bachelor’s level. The discipline of Statistics lies at the heart of the type of quantitative reasoning necessary for making important advances in all branches of basic and applied sciences. This programme is designed to provide theoretical, conceptual and operational understanding of the subject. The study programme is conducted in two years (4 semesters) of which three semesters are for course-work and the last semester is for writing a dissertation.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a First or Second Class honours Bachelor degree in Mathematics of Statistics from any recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning deemed to be equivalent to an honors degree of UDOM.

PhD in Mathematics*

This is a PhD in Mathematics programme that runs by Coursework and Dissertation. It combines Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. The programme will prepare mathematics researchers destined to impact the future mathematics and its applications in Tanzania and East Africa. The requirements of the programme are fulfilled within three years. The maximum time permitted is six years from the date of initial registration.

The admission criteria:

Holders of MSc degree in Mathematics or other related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from UDOM or any other recognized university.

School of Physical Sciences

The School of Physical Sciences offers one graduate degree programme as presented below.

Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc Chemistry)*

The field of chemistry is tremendously developing through research, where new knowledge is continually created. For example, the emerging fields of nanotechnology and molecular recognition are areas that are attracting a lot of interest to many researchers in chemistry and related fields. Furthermore, the world is now much more aware of the importance of protecting the environment and various techniques have been developed to monitor its state. Thus, the need to prepare curriculum to suit the prevailing needs of the chemical industry, chemical research and the concern for the environmental protection that reflect recent developments in the field is highly important. The Master of Science in Chemistry of UDOM has been developed to address those requirements.

The duration of this programme is two years with four semesters. In the first two semesters, students will attend lecture classes and seminars. In the last two semesters students will conduct their research and write their dissertations.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a First or Second Class honours degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Environmental Sciences, Natural Product, Education and other related fields where chemistry was one of the subjects from any recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning deemed to be equivalent to an honors degree of UDOM.

2.Candidates with pass degrees in the above disciplines will be considered for admission provided that they have an experience of at least 5 years and have undergone a training of at least 6 months after graduation.

3.Holders of postgraduate diploma in Chemistry or related fields in chemical industries.

Programmes under the College of Health Sciences

School of Nursing and Public Health

The School will offer three MSc degree programme during the 2016/17 academic year as shown below:

Master of Science in Nursing – Mental Health (MSc Nursing – Mental Health)

The MSc Nursing – Mental Health degree programme is designed with an objective of producing competent mental health nurses working in general and specialized mental health facilities, teaching institutions, community organizations as well as various levels of policy development and implementation. The duration of the programme is 24 months of which 18 are for course-work and 6 are for research that leads to a dissertation.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a First or Second Class honours BSc. N degree of any accredited University or its equivalent from any approved higher learning institution provided that the applicant has completed internship and has a GPA of at least 3.0.

2.Candidates with pass degrees in the above discipline will be considered for admission provided that they have competed internship and have a working experience of at least 2 years.

3.Candidates must be registered Nurse by TNMC (at least have a temporary registration).

Master of Science in Paediatric Nursing*

This programme is designed to assist students in developing expertise and in-depth understanding in the field of

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Paediatric Nursing. It helps students to appreciate the client as a holistic individual and develop skills to function as an independent practitioner of paediatric nursing care. It further enables the student to function as an educator, a manager, and a researcher in the field of paediatric nursing, or rather the whole broad area of paediatric health.

The programme prepares graduates to deliver specialized child and adolescent health care in a variety of clinical settings; locally, regionally, and internationally. It equips its graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for the delivery of advanced, high quality and culturally sensitive health care. The program is delivered over two years for a total of four semesters, and includes both didactic and clinical immersion experiences. Each academic year is made of 44 teaching weeks organized into two 22 weeks semesters inclusive of two examination weeks.

The admission criteria:

1)Holders of a First or Second Class honours BSc. N degree of any accredited University or its equivalent from any approved higher learning institution provided that the applicant has completed internship and has a GPA of at least 3.0.

2)Candidates with pass degrees in the above discipline will be considered for admission provided that they have competed internship and have a working experience of at least 2 years.

3)Candidates must be registered Nurse by TNMC (at least have a temporary registration).

Master of Science in Nursing Education*

Students in the program will learn to apply theory, research and educational technologies appropriate for the traditional and non-traditional learner aspiring to become a future nurse or medical/health care professional. Students will also learn to develop and implement evidence-based, learner- centred instruction and evaluation within academic and clinical practice settings. Graduates of the this degree program will be prepared for various types of teaching positions such as faculties in Universities and Colleges, clinical staff trainers, curriculum developers/ managers/evaluators and developers of programmes, as well as patient education programme developers.

The admission criteria:

A graduate of a recognized University who has been admitted to the status of BSc. Nursing, BSc. Nursing Management, BSc. Midwifery or BSc. Nursing Education degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

School of Medicine and Dentistry

The School of Medicine and Dentistry will offer six MSc degree programmes during the 2016/17 academic year. Details of the programmes are given below:

Master of Medicine in Surgery

Masters of Medicine programme in General Surgery aims at transforming general medical practitioners usually holders of Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) into medical specialists who are competent in management of common surgical conditions.

Specialists from the MMed programme are capable of managing patients at all levels of health provision centres from District hospitals to Referral hospitals. UDOM provides an opportunity to train these specialists who will serve in different hospitals.

The Master of Medicine is a three years programme which is organized into six semesters. Each academic year is made of 44 teaching weeks organized into two 22 weeks semesters inclusive of two examination weeks. There is one month long vacation towards the end of each year.

The admission criteria:

Applicants into the Master of Medicine programme in General Surgery must be holders of a first degree in Medicine, or Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Dodoma or any other recognized University. Applicants must have a B grade in Surgery at undergraduate level.

Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine

Master of Medicine programme in Internal Medicine aims at transforming general medical practitioners usually holders of Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) into medical specialists who are competent in management of common Medical conditions.

Like the Master of Medicine programme in General Surgery, this degree programme is a three years programme organized into six semesters.

The admission criteria:

The degree programme in Internal Medicine is open to any holder of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and/or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees from any accredited university, with a B grade in Medicine at the undergraduate level. Such individuals should also comply with other regulations as may be defined.

Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Masters of Medicine programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology aims at transforming general medical practitioners usually holders of Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) into medical specialists who are competent in management of common Obstetrics and Gynaecological conditions.

This is a three years programme organized into six semesters like other Mmed Programmes of UDOM.

The admission criteria:

Holders of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and/or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees from any accredited university, with a B grade in Obstetrics/Gynaecology at the undergraduate level and who complies with other regulations as may be defined. Such applicants must have at least one year experience of working at any hospital.

Master of Medicine in Microbiology and Immunology

The study of Microbiology and Immunology in relation to infectious diseases has contributed significantly to the establishment of a strong foundation of the modern scientific medicine. The course in Medical Microbiology and Immunology includes Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology, Immunology and Cell and Molecular Biology with major emphasis on their role in the management, control and prevention of human diseases.

The Masters programme in Microbiology and immunology is taught in very few Universities in East Africa, and Tanzania in particular. This has lead to shortage of microbiologists not only in teaching universities, but also in hospitals and research centres.

The Master of Medicine programme in Microbiology and Immunology at UDOM is a three years programme, which is organized into six semesters. Each academic year is made of

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44 teaching weeks with two 22 weeks semesters (inclusive of two examination weeks). During the first semester, students learn about Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methodology, Cell and Molecular Biology, General Principles of Pathology, Bioethics and Parasitology/Medical Entomology.

The admission criteria:

Holders of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and/or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees from any accredited university, with a B grade in Microbiology and Immunology at the undergraduate level and who complies with other regulations as may be defined

Master of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health*

The Master of Medicine programme in Paediatrics and Child Health aims at producing medical specialists in paediatrics and Child Health (Paediatricians) who are competent in the management of common and complicated medical conditions in neonates, children and adolescents.

Specialists from this programme will be capable of managing patients at higher levels of health provision points, from regional hospitals to referral hospitals and National Hospitals. According to the Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) policy, each regional referral hospital should have at least one paediatrician, though this vision has been difficult to realize due to the critical shortage of medical staff. MMED Paediatrics and Child Health is a three years programme by coursework, clinical work and dissertation.

The admission criteria:

A holder of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and/or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees from any accredited university, with a B grade or higher in Paediatrics at an undergraduate level and who complies with other regulations as may be defined by the Senate.

Master of Medicine in Pathology*

The masters programme in Pathology is taught in very few Universities in East Africa, in Tanzania it is taught at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). This fact has led to shortage of pathologists not only in teaching universities like UDOM, but also in hospitals and research centers. The MMed Pathology programme has been designed to train qualified medical officers to become Histopathologists capable of doing diagnostic histopathology work and autopsy for both medical and forensic use.

The Masters of Medicine programme in Pathology is a three year’s programme, which is organized into six semesters. Each academic year is made of 44 teaching weeks with two 22 weeks semesters (inclusive of two examination weeks).

The admission criteria:

A holder of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and/or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees from any accredited university, with a B grade in Pathology at an undergraduate level and who complies with other regulations as may be defined.

Programmes under the College of Earth Sciences

School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering

The School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering will offer three MSc degree programmes during the 2016/17 academic year. Details of the programmes are given below:

Master of Science in Geology by Thesis (MSc. Geology by Thesis*

Master of Science in Geology by thesis is a full time 24 months programme offered by the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering in various areas such as Mineralogy/Petrology, Sedimentology/Stratigraphy, Micropalaeontology/Palynology, Economic Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics/Seismology, Structural Geology, Volcanology, Environmental Geology and Hydrology. The programme is intended to provide this country well trained and qualified people who can conduct different research to locate, map and exploit natural resources. This programme is designed to train students to become researchers and problem solvers in different fields in Geology.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a bachelor degree in earth sciences from any recognized higher learning institution who have an exceptionally good undergraduate study record (with an average GPA of at least 3.5).

2.Holders of UQF level 7 (Advanced/higher Diploma) in

relevant fields from a recognized higher learning institution with minimum of upper second class plus a postgraduate Diploma (UQF level 9) and have at least 2 years of working experience.

Master of Science in Mining Exploration (MSc. ME)*

Master of Science in Mining Exploration is a 24 months degree programme. The programme has a focus on modern exploration techniques of enhancing exploration of minerals. Graduates from this programme will have adequate theoretical and practical knowledge, capability, and skills to work confidently in the mining sector.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a first or second class honours bachelor degree (i.e. GPA 2.7 and above) in Geology/related Geosciences, Chemistry, Electronics or Physics from any recognized University or its equivalents.

2.Holders of a pass degree who have at least 3 years of working experience in the above disciplines after graduation.

3.Holders of UQF level 7 (Advanced/higher Diploma) in the relevant fields from a recognized higher learning institution with a minimum of upper second class plus a postgraduate Diploma (UQF level 9) and have at least 2 years of working experience.

Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences (MSc

GS)*

Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences is also a 24 months degree programme. The programme is designed to provide students with training in the main area lines of research currently pursued in the geological characterization and modelling of geological reservoirs as well as understanding of its tectonic contest. Graduates from this programme will have sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge, capability, and skills to work with utmost confidence in petroleum industry in a variety of geological settings.

The admission criteria:

1.Holders of a first or second class honours bachelor degree (i.e. GPA 2.7 and above) in Geology/related Geosciences from any recognized University or its equivalents.

2.Holders of a pass degree who have at least 3 years of working experience in the field of Geosciences after graduation.

3.Holders of UQF level 7 (Advanced/higher Diploma) in the relevant fields from a recognized higher learning institution with a minimum of upper second class plus a postgraduate Diploma (UQF level 9) and have at least 2 years of working experience.

PhD Programme

The PhD degree programme is offered in various areas such as public administration, development studies, political science, environmental studies and sociology. Other areas are History, Languages, Music, Theatre, Dance and Film, Education disciplines, Computer science, Telecommunication engineering, Clinical nutrition, Medical Sociology, Medical Anthropology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Mining Exploration, Geology, Statistics, etc.

The admission criteria:

1)Applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree of at least B grade or its equivalent in the area intended for study.

2)Applicant should possess Master’s degree in the area intended to register for studies.

3)Applicant should submit a concept paper outlining what to be researched in the intended discipline.

Admission Procedure

a)Indicating intention to register for PhD through a letter or otherwise including submitting a concept paper;

b)Submitting the application forms, three positive references, CV, academic documents and paying the application fees of Tshs 50,000, and;

c)Getting admission letter from the Directorate of Graduate Studies after approval of the Senate.

Application Deadline

The closing date for submission of completed application forms for Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Programmes is Friday 10th June 2016. Application for PhD can be made at anytime of the year.

Fees

Graduate programmes have been arranged in groups as shown below.

Group Degree Programmes

Fulltime MA in Education, Full time MBA, MSc

Accounting & Finance, MA Economics.

Fulltime MPA, Fulltime MIR, Fulltime MA DS, Fulltime MA Sociology, Fulltime MA Demography, Fulltime MA

ALinguistics, Fulltime MA Kiswahili Literature, MA Eng by Dissertation, MA in History by Dissertation, MA Kisw by Dissertation, MA in Theatre & Film for Development by Research, MSc Mathematics, MSc Statistics, and MSc – Mental Health Nursing, MSc in Nursing Education.

BEvening MA in Education, Evening MBA, Evening MA DS,

Evening MPA.

CExecutive MBA and Other Executive MA programmes

Fulltime MSc CS, Fulltime MSc TE, Fulltime MSc IT,

DFulltime MSc IS, Fulltime MSc BC, MSc. NRM, MSc. ME, MSc GS, MSc. Chemistry, MSc Programmes by Research Only

EEvening MSc CS, Evening MSc TE

FOther MMED (MSc) Programmes under the College of

Health Sciences

1.Tshs. 3,425,000 for group A.

2.Tshs. 3,925,000 for group B.

3.Tshs. 5,525,000 for group C.

4.Tshs. 5,025,000 for group D.

5.Tshs. 5,825,000 for group E.

6.Tshs. 8,625,000 for group F.

7.Tshs. 2,920,000 for Full-time Postgraduate Diplomas.

8.Tshs. 4,625,000 for PhD Programme in Social, Education and Humanities programmes (annually).

9.Tshs. 6,225,000 for PhD Programme in the fields of

Natural and Pure Sciences.

Note: This excludes other charges like application fee, accommodation fee, research fund, student direct costs, etc.

APPLICATION FORMS are available from the Office of Graduate Studies at UDOM. Alternatively, an application form may be downloaded in pdf format from the University of Dodoma website at www.udom.ac.tz. Application fee is Tshs 50,000 to be deposited in Account Number 01J1082491700 (UDOM Consultancy & Special Programmes) in any CRDB Bank branch. Payment slip must be attached with the application upon submission.

Completed application forms should be submitted to:

Directorate of Graduate Studies

The University of Dodoma

P.O.BOX 259 – Dodoma

For further details contact:

Director of Graduate Studies The University of Dodoma P.O. Box 259, Dodoma

Telephone: +255 (0) 262310173

Fax: +255 – 262310005

E-mail: ame@udom.ac.tz, ahmed_ame @yahoo.com

* These programmes are subject to endorsement by TCU.