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UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
MKWAWA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Postgraduate Information

Director of Postgraduate Studies

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Dr. Daniel S. Fussy

Dear Prospective Students, Researchers, and All Website visitors,

On behalf of the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, it is my utmost pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all of you. We understand that choosing the right educational path is a significant decision, and we are here to guide and support you throughout your undergraduate journey. As the Director, I am delighted to introduce you to the array of services we offer. Our dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive academic advising, assisting you in processing your financial sponsorship, solving various issues regarding admission, graduation, results, and loans, also ensuring that you have a smooth transition into university life. Additionally, we organize various orientation programs, workshops, and mentoring initiatives to foster personal and professional growth. Our aim is to create a vibrant and inclusive learning environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary exploration. We are dedicated to your success and look forward to welcoming you into our diverse and vibrant community.

Admission Information

MUCE offers seven postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master degrees and postgraduate diploma. Those programmes include:

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Education [PGDE]
  2. Master of Arts with Education (Geography Stream) [M.A with Ed.]
  3. Master of Science in Natural Resources and Human Security Studies [MSc. NRHS]
  4. Master of Science with Education (Biology & Chemistry Stream) [MSc Ed]
  5. Master of Science in Mathematical Modelling [MSc MM]
  6. Master of Science in Applied Zoology [MSc. AZ]
  7. Master of Science in Applied Botany [MSc AB]

How to Apply

Applicants are required to complete the online application form at the following University website link: https://admission.udsm.ac.tz/. Before filling in the application form, all applicants are advised to study the online application guidelines available at the above University website link.

Mode of Payment

All payments are paid through bank accounts or mobile money using control numbers. The control number will be sent to you after logging in the online application system. The application fee is paid before submitting the application and other payments are paid after receiving the admission letter.

For Inquiries

Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies (DPGS), Mkwawa University College of Education, through email: dpgs@muce.ac.tz or P.O. Box 2513, Iringa.

Admission Regulations

  1. It is an offence to submit false information when applying for admission. Applicants who will be discovered to have submitted forged certificates or any other false information will not be considered and appropriate legal action will be taken against them. Bonafide University students are cautioned not to attempt applying for admission. If such students submit their application they will be liable to re- registration. Likewise, former students who have already graduated cannot be admitted as undergraduate students under Government loan sponsorship.
  2. All new students are required to report for the orientation program that normally takes place during the week preceding the beginning of the new academic year.
  3. Successful applicants will be registered only after they have paid the requisite University fees.
  4. Fees paid will not be refunded.
  5. All students, if accepted, are expected to conform entirely to University regulations.
  6. The deadline for registration of first year students will be two weeks, from the first day of the orientation week, while for continuing students it will be the Friday of the second week after the beginning of the first semester.
  7. Except in exceptional circumstances, no student will be allowed to change subjects/courses later than the Friday of the fourth week after the beginning of the first semester.
  8. (a) Transferring from one academic program to another will be allowed only where the student has the required admission criteria for the academic program for which transfer is being sought and a vacancy exists in that program.
    (b) Students discontinued on academic grounds from one College/School may be allowed to apply into another College/School provided that the sponsor approves.
    (c) Discontinued students wishing to re-apply in the same College/School must show evidence of having followed further studies satisfactory to the College/School.

Entry Qualifications

Admission into the postgraduate programmes will be in accordance with the University of Dar es Salaam regulations regarding postgraduate studies. Candidates applying for the MSc. (Ed) programme shall hold BSc. (Ed) or BEd (Science) degrees from a recognized institution. Graduates from non-education science degree programmes, or equivalent qualifications, will be required to undertake postgraduate diploma in Education as a prerequisite programme prior to admission into the MSc. (Ed) programme.

  1. Master of Science with Education (MSc. Ed.)
  2. This is a 24-months programme and applicants are required to have the following qualifications:
    i. At least a Second Class degree with a GPA not less than 2.7 from a recognised institution of higher learning. Candidates who hold an unclassified degree (e.g. M.D) shall have at least a B grade in the subject of the intended study (Biology or Chemistry);
    ii. Candidate with a pass degree may also be considered for admission if: a) Their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B grade or higher,
    b) They have satisfied the University regarding their academic potential through subsequent research experience and/or additional training.
    iii. Candidate with a coursework average of B+ or higher in a relevant postgraduate diploma may upgrade to registration for a dissertation leading to a relevant Master's Degree; and
    iv. Holders of BSc. (Ed.) or BEd (Science) degrees from a recognised institution. Graduates from non-education science degree programmes or equivalent qualifications will be required to undertake Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme as a prerequisite prior to admission into the MSc. (Ed.) programme

  3. Master of Science in Applied Zoology and Master of Science in Applied Botany

    MUCE offers a Master of Science in Applied Zoology and Master of Science in Applied Botany by Thesis. The registration period for the programme is normally for 24 months for full-time students up to 48 months for part-time students (This period includes the six months period given for registration). Registration for the programme is at any time during the Academic Year. Only candidates with GPA of 3.5 or above in their first degrees are considered for Masters by thesis.

    1. Master of Science in Applied Zoology
    2. A candidate for admission into this programme shall hold the following qualifications:
      i. At least an Upper Second Class degree in the relevant field from a recognized and respected institution of higher learning. Candidates who hold an unclassified degree (e.g. M.D) shall have at least a B grade in the subject of the intended Masters study.
      ii. Applicants to MSc. (Applied Botany) programme will be required to have at least a first degree in Biology, Botany and related disciplines such as Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry. Applicants who lack some prerequisite subjects will be required to undertake recommended courses at undergraduate level. This will be determined upon inspection of the candidate’s previous training and experience.

    3. Master of Science in Applied Botany
    4. A candidate for admission into this programme shall hold the following qualifications:
      i. At least an Upper Second Class degree in the relevant field from a recognized and respected institution of higher learning. Candidates who hold an unclassified degree (e.g. M.D) shall have at least a B grade in the subject of the intended Masters study.
      ii. Applicants to MSc. (Applied Botany) programme will be required to have at least a first degree in Biology, Botany and related disciplines such as Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry. Applicants who lack some prerequisite subjects will be required to undertake recommended courses at undergraduate level. This will be determined upon inspection of the candidate’s previous training and experience.

  4. Master of Science in Mathematical Modelling
  5. This is a 24-months programme and applicants are required to have the following qualifications:
    i. At least a Second Class degree with a GPA not less than 2.7 from a recognised institution of higher learning.
    ii. Candidate with a pass degree may also be considered for admission if:
      a) Their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B grade or higher,
      b) They have satisfied the University regarding their academic potential through subsequent research experience and/or additional training.
    iii. Candidate with a coursework average of B+ or higher in a relevant postgraduate diploma may upgrade to registration for a dissertation leading to a relevant Master's Degree; and
    iv. Holders of BSc. (Ed.) or BEd. (Science) degrees from a recognised institution, with a good background in mathematics.

  6. Master of Arts with Education (MA. Ed.)
  7. This is a 24-months programme and applicants are required to have the following qualifications:
    i. First degree in education [e.g. B.A (Ed.), B.Ed. (Arts) or BSc. (Ed) degrees] from any recognised University with at least a lower second of GPA of not less than 2.7 or its equivalent. One has to have studied Geography in the undergraduate degree. OR
    ii. First degree in BA (Geography and Environmental Studies) and others of that trend plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from any recognised institution with at least an average pass of B in their final University Examination.

  8. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  9. Applicants should have ANY of the following qualifications: i. Advanced Diploma with Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) qualification,
    ii. Bachelor’s degree in any field other than education with an overall G.P.A. of not less than 2.7 or its equivalent,
    iii. Higher degree in any field other than education with an overall G.P.A of not less than 2.7 or its equivalent.

Bursaries and Fees

At the beginning of the academic year, each student will be required to produce evidence of sponsorship by the Government or any other organizations. Students under sponsorship are expected to pay their portion of the fees not covered by the funder (based on means test grade) at the beginning of the semester before they can be permitted to use the University facilities. Payment should be made through Government electronic Payment Gateway (GePG) using a control number generated from the Academic Registration Information System (ARIS)

Table 1 presents the programmes with their respective tuition fees. In addition to the tuition fees, there are other costs payable directly to the College and the students, as presented in Tables 2 and 3 respectively.

Table 1: Fee Structure for Postgraduate Students for the 2023/2024 Academic Year
# Programme Title & Host Faculty Description Mode of Delivery Duration & Status Admission Requirements Tuition Fees for the Whole Programme
Tanzanian (TZS) Non-Tanzanian (USD $)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education [PGDE]

Faculty of Education

PGDE is aimed at those who intend to work or are already working within the education sector.

PGDE leads to certification in the teaching profession equivalent to B. Sc. Ed, B.A. Ed. or B.Ed. degrees.

Coursework and Project Paper

12 Months (Evening)

Bachelor Degree or Advanced Diploma in any field with an average of “C”  or a minimum GPA of 2.0.

2,600,000

3,075

Master of Arts with Education (Geography Stream) [M.A with Ed.]

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

M.A with Ed. is designed to prepare a person who wishes to pursue advanced  professional development in the content and pedagogy of Geography (e.g. a teacher in Geography, a community-based specialist, curriculum consultant or advocate in Geographical issues).

Coursework and Dissertation

24 Months (Fulltime)

Bachelor Degree in Education with an average of “B” or a minimum GPA of 2.7.

OR 

Postgraduate Diploma in Education with an average of “B” or a minimum GPA of 3.0.

4,000,000

6,150

Master of Science in Natural Resources and Human Security Studies [MSc. NRHS]

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduates of MSc. NRHS will have developed skills on how to address issues related to the sustainable management of natural resources and human security.

Coursework and Dissertation

24 Months (Fulltime)

Bachelor Degree in Geography, Hydrology, Ecology, Biology, Economics, Forestry/ Wildlife Management, Agricultural, Science, Natural Resource Management, Geology, Community Development or Environmental Science with an average of “B”or a minimumGPA of 2.7.

OR

Postgraduate

Diploma in related discipline with an average of “B” or a

minimum GPA of 3.0.

4,000,000

6,150

Master of Science with Education (Biology & Chemistry Stream) [MSc Ed]

Faculty of Science

MSc Ed is intended for graduate science teachers who want to expand scope and depth of their knowledge base in the major areas of natural science, and advance ones professional career as a science teacher.

Coursework and Dissertation

24 Months (Fulltime)

Bachelor Degree in Education with an average of “B” or a minimum GPA of 2.7.

OR

Postgraduate Diploma in Education with an average of “B” or a minimum GPA of 3.0.

4,250,000

6,150

Master of Science in Mathematical Modelling [MSc MM]

Faculty of Science

Graduates of MSc MM will have developed skills for modelling of various physical phenomenon and analysing mathematical models for different phenomenon and hence apply the skills in modelling distinct issues of real world.

Coursework and Dissertation

24 Months (Fulltime)

Bachelor of Science in Education B.Sc. (Ed.) or Bachelor of Education in Science B.Ed. (Sc.) with an average of “B” or a minimum GPA of 2.7.

OR

Postgraduate Diploma in Education with an average of “B” or a minimum GPA of 3.0.

4,250,000

6,150

Master of Science in Applied Zoology [MSc. AZ]

Faculty of Science

Graduates of MSc. AZ will have developed skills on how to address issues related to Biology, Zoology, and related disciplines such as entomology, parasitology, biotechnology, public health, animal science, microbiology, wildlife and conservation.

Thesis

24 Months (Fulltime)

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Zoology, Veterinary

Medicine, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology,

Biochemistry or Public Health with an average of ‘’B+’’ or a

Minimum GPA of 3.5.

4,250,000

6,150

Master of Science in Applied Botany [MSc AB]

Faculty of Science

Graduates of MSc AB will have developed skills on how to address issues related to Biology, Botany, and related disciplines such as entomology, biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, wildlife and conservation.

Thesis

24 Months (Fulltime)

Bachelor of Science in Botany, Science General (Biology) or

Bachelor of Science Education (Biology) or any other related field with an average of ‘’B+’’ or a minimum GPA of 3.5.

4,250,000

6,150

In addition to the tuition fees, each student (regardless of sponsorship or the Government Loan Means Testing Grade) must pay the following approved Direct University Costs:

Table 2: Direct Student Costs per Year (Payable Directly to University) - PART I
Cost Item Tanzanians (Tshs.) Non –Tanzanians(US$)
Student Union Fee 20,000 15
Registration Fee 20,000 15
Caution Money 50,000 50
ID Fee 5,000 5
TCU/QAF 20,000 20
TOTAL 115,000 105
Table 3: Direct Student Costs (Payable direct to the student per year)
Cost Item Tanzanian Students (TZS)


Non-Tanzanian Students (USD)


PGD Masters PhD PGD Masters PhD
Stationery 100,000 200,000 200,000 65 125 125
Books 350,000 500,000 500,000 220 315 315
Stipend 6,000,000 6,000,000 7,200,000 3,780 3,780 4,560
Thesis Production* 0 350,000 500,000 0 220 315
Independent Study/ Practical Training/ Research Paper/ Teaching Practice for PGDE 500,000 0 0 500 0 0
Total 6,950,000 7,050,000 8,400,000 4,565 4,440 5,315
Table 4: Research Funds
Tanzanian Students (TZS)


Non-Tanzanian Students (USD)


Masters PhD Masters PhD
4,000,000 12,000,000 2525 7570

Note: *Advisory only, more may be required

  1. *Cost for thesis production shall be paid to students in the final year.
  2. Research funds for Master Programmes, the amount shown is paid once.
  3. Research funds for PhD by Coursework and Dissertation, the amount shown is paid in the third or fourth year of study during the research phase.
  4. Research funds for PhD by thesis, the amount shown covers three years of study.
In addition, students are required to have sufficient funds to cater for special Faculty requirements. Such requirements may be in the form of boots, overalls, compass set, drawing board, tracksuits, gloves, lab coats, gloves, dissecting kit, protective eyeglasses, mouth masks etc. or as funds for teaching practice depending on the programme. Students also need to have separate funds to cater for stationery items, books, meals and accommodation.

Facts

Fact 1

(MUCE) is named after the legendary Chief Mkwawa, who was a prominent historical figure in Tanzania. Chief Mkwawa played a significant role in the resistance against German colonial rule in the late 19th century.

Fact 2

MUCE is known for its intriguing underground tunnels. These tunnels are remnants of the German colonial era and were primarily used as a means of transportation and escape during times of conflict.

Fact 3

MUCE boasts a picturesque campus with lush greenery and beautiful scenery. For many years the College has won the award for having clean and conducive environments

Statistics

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Degree Programmes

3

Masters Programmes

2

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