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Masters Programs

IDS offers masters degree Programmes.

There are three Masters degrees programmes by coursework and Dessertation there is a Masters degree by Thesis. The Master degrees programmes by coursework are listed below.

Master of Arts in Development Studies (M.A. (DS)) by Coursework and Dissertation
This is a full-time programme lasting for eighteen calendar months.  The first twelve months are used for coursework (related assignments and examinations) and the remaining nine months are used for field research which includes formulation of an acceptable research proposal, fieldwork and writing of dissertation.

Admission Requirements
 
A lower second class bachelor’s degree from the University of Dar es Salaam or its equivalent from any recognised University or institution of higher learning.

Programmes Offered by the Institute

Three Masters Degrees Programmes will be offered by IDS beginning this Academic Year, namely:

  • MA in Development Studies;
  • MA in Development Management; and
  • MA in Gender Studies.

 Duration of the Programmes:

The duration of each of the programmes is 15 months.

Entry Qualifications

For admission into M.A. (DS), MA (Dev. Mgnt) and MA (Gender Studies) programme an aspirant is required to hold:

•  Honours degree or equivalent from an accredited higher education institution.

•  For candidates who hold unclassified degree, they must have at least an overall B grade.

•  The General Entry qualifications for Master's studies of the University of Dar es Salaam will apply.

 Examination Regulations

In order to graduate a student must do a minimum of twelve courses of a total of 28 units and a Dissertation worth 12 units. Altogether the student must therefore obtain a minimum of 40 units. Course assessment will include continuous assessment (CA) marks and university examinations (UE): Total CA will be 50% consisting analytical essays and UE 50%. The existing system of external examination will be continued both for Coursework and Dissertations. To encourage originality students will defend their thesis. The General University Examinations Regulations as they appear in the Prospectus and Guidelines Handbook (2006) will hold.

 

M A in Development Studies Programme

MA in Development Studies has been offered since 1974 but beginning this Academic Year the programme has been enriched by a wider range of courses. The goal of the programme is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge on the multifaceted process of societal development and related issues. The objectives are to:

  • Critically analyze development theories and experience across countries
  • Evaluate macro and sector level strategies of development
  • Conduct development research effectively and advance knowledge on development based on research findings

Programme Structure

The coursework consists of three modules, plus a Dissertation. The Modules are:

Module I: General Development Theories: 12 Units

Module II: Sector Specific Development Theories: 12 Units

Module III: Development Research: 6 units

 Total Coursework= 30

A detailed summary of the programme structure is provided. The total number of courses that a student must do for the two semesters is twelve: Out of those six courses are 3 Units each (or 45 contact hours) and the rest (or the other six) are 2 Units each. The 3 Unit courses have been awarded more units because they are considered basic in development studies and therefore need broader and more in-depth coverage than the rest. The minimum total number of Units in one semester is 15 and for the two semesters is 30 . Students will be encouraged to as much as possible select their electives from the provided list.. After completing their coursework students will do an independent study and produce a Dissertation which will be worth 10 Units (or 30% of the Coursework Units). The total number of Units required by a student in order to graduate is therefore is 40 Units.

List of Core Courses for the MA in Development Studies

SEMESTER I

MODULE I: General Development Theories

MODULE III: Development Research

Compulsory/Core Courses

Compulsory/Core Courses

DS 622

Development Theory

3 Units

DS 690

Research Methodology I

3 Units

DS 623

Governance for Development

3 Units

 

 

 

DS 624

Political Thought for Development

2 Units

 

 

 

DS 625

Globalization and Development

2 Units

 

 

 

 

Elective

2 Units*

 

 

 

Minimum Total Number of Units in Semester I =15

 

SEMESTER II

MODULE II: Sector Development Theories

MODULE III: Development Research

Compulsory/Core Courses

Compulsory/Core Courses

DS 626

Rural and Urban Development

3 Units

DS 691

Research Methodology II

3 Units

DS 627

Health and Development

3 Units

 

 

 

DS 628

Environment and Development

2 Units

 

 

 

 

Elective from Gender Studies Programme

2 Units*

 

 

 

 

Elective

2 Units*

 

 

 

Minimum Total Number of Units in Semester II =15

DISSERTATION: Units 10

Minimum Grand Total number of Units (Semester i + Semester ii + Dissertation)= 40

•  The student is allowed to opt an elective of 3 Units as this will not break the minimum total number of units condition.

List of Elective Courses for MA in Development Studies

 

SEMESTER I

SEMESTER II

DS 650

Science and Technology for Development

2 Units

DS 644

Civil Society & Development

2 Units

DS 651

Education for

Development

2 Units

DS 654

Development and Human Rights

2 Units

DS 652

Population & Development

2 Units

DS 655

Industrialization and Development

2 Units

DS 653

Labour & Development

2 Units

PS 730 or PS 733

Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies or Conflict Management in Africa

 

 MA in Development Managemen t Programme

The Institute has introduced this programme to answer to growing needs for competent development professionals with the necessary analytical knowledge and skills by state, NGOs and consultant development organizations to evaluate development options, to carry out policy analysis and to design, formulate, execute and manage programmes and plans. The programme is geared at filling this knowledge gap and meet the professional needs of Programme Managers, Coordinators and Officers. Students will acquire analytical knowledge and skills for carrying out development policy analysis and formulation, poverty analysis, project appraisal, development planning, monitoring and evaluation, communication for development and SMEs promotion. Thus the goal of the programme is produce graduates with a mastery of knowledge of development management, capable of analyzing and evaluating poverty and development, as well as designing, formulating, executing and managing development programmes and plans. The objectives are graduates to be able to:

•  Analyze and evaluate competently: Poverty and development, the process of development, respective strategies for governance and economic development.

•  Effectively design, formulate, execute and manage development policies, programmes and plans.

•  Effectively conduct development research and advance development management knowledge based on researches.

 

Programme structure

The coursework consists of three modules, plus a Dissertation. The Modules are:

Module I: Development Management Theory: 12 Units

Module II: Development Management Methods and Tools: 12 Units

Module III: Development Research: 6 units

 

Total Course work = 30

A detailed summary of the programme structure is provided. The total number of courses that a student must do for the two semesters is twelve: Out of those six courses are 3 Units each (or 45 contact hours) and the rest (or the other six) are 2 Units each. The 3 Unit courses have been awarded more units than the rest because they are considered basic in development management and therefore need broader and more in-depth coverage than the others. The minimum total number of Units in one semester is 15 and for the two semesters is 30 . Added to a Dissertation that is worth 10 Units the number of Units that a student needs to graduate is 40 . Students will be encouraged to as much as possible select their electives from the provided list.

List of Core Courses for the MA in Development Management

SEMESTER I

MODULE I: Development Management Theories

MODULE III: Development Research

Compulsory/Core Courses

Compulsory/Core Courses

DS 622

Development Theory

3 Units

DS 690

Research Methodology I

3 Units

DS 623

Governance for Development

3 Units

 

 

 

DS 630

Market, State and Development

2 Units

 

 

 

DS 631

Poverty Analysis

2 Units

 

 

 

 

Elective Course

2 Units*

 

 

 

Minimum Total Number of Units in Semester I = 15

 

SEMESTER II

MODULE II: Development Management Methods & Tools

MODULE III: Development Research

Compulsory/Core Courses

Compulsory/Core Courses

DS 632

Development Policy Analysis & Practice

3 Units

DS 691

Research Methodology II

3 Units

DS 633

Planning & Management for Development

3 Units

 

 

 

DS 634

Monitoring & Evaluation

2 Units

 

 

 

 

Course on Gender (DS 643 or DS 644)

2 Units

 

 

 

 

Elective Course

2 Units*

 

 

 

Minimum Total Number of Units in Semester II = 15

DS 699 DISSERTATION: Units 10

 

Minimum Grand Total number of Units (Semester I + Semester II + Dissertation)= 40

•  The student is allowed to opt an elective of 3 Units as this will not break the minimum total number of units condition.

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List of Elective Courses for M.A. in Development Management

SEMESTER I

SEMESTER II

DS 626

Rural and Urban Development

3 Units*

DS 643

Gender & Resources Management

3 Units

DS 650

Science and Technology for Development

2 Units

DS 644

Gender Mainstreaming

3 Units*

DS 660

Communication for Development

2 Units

DS 645

Civil Society & Development

2 Units

DS 661

Innovation Management for Development

2 Units

DS 662

Project Appraisal

2 Units

 

 

 

DS 663

SMEs Promotion

2 Units

* These electives are 3 Units core courses in the other two programmes.

 

MA in Gender Studies

This programme provides students with knowledge and skills for carrying out gender analysis and gender mainstreaming in all facets of life. Included will be courses on the theories explaining gender imbalances in terms of inequities and inequalities and why and how these have been reproduced over the years. The goal of the grogramme isproduce graduates with knowledge and analytical skills on the complex relationship between gender and sustainable socio-economic and political development at global and national level. The objectives are graduates to be able to;

  • Analyze and critique gender and feminist theories and their relationship to social development.
  • Conduct effectively gender-based analysis of social, economic and political behaviour and development strategies.
  • Analyze effectively social injustices, emerging reactions and strategic interventions for addressing gender concerns.

Programme structure

The coursework consists of three modules, plus a Dissertation. The Modules are:

Module I: Gender Theories: 12 Units

Module II: Gender Policy and Practice: 12 Units

Module III: Development Research: 6 units

Total Coursework = 30

A detailed summary of the programme structure is provided. The total number of courses that a student must do for the two semesters is twelve: Out of those six courses are 3 Units each (or 45 contact hours) and the rest (or the other six) are 2 Units each. The 3 Unit courses have been awarded more units because they are considered basic in gender studies and therefore need broader and more in-depth coverage than the rest. The minimum total number of Units in one semester is 15 and for the two semesters is 30 . Students will be encouraged to as much as possible select their electives from the provided. After completing their coursework students will do an independent study and produce a Dissertation which will be worth 10 Units. The total number of Units required by a student in order to graduate is therefore is 40 Units.

List of Core Courses for the MA in Gender Studies

SEMESTER I

MODULE I: Gender Theories

MODULE III: Development Research

Compulsory/Core Courses

Compulsory/Core Courses

DS 622

Development Theory

3 Units

DS 690

Research Methodology I

3 Units

DS 640

Feminist Paradigm & Emerging Theories

3 Units

     

DS 641

Gender, Political Systems & Development

2 Units

     

DS 642

Gender, Culture & Development

2 Units

     
 

Elective Course

2 Units*

     

Total Number of Units in Semester I = 15

SEMESTER II

MODULE II: Gender Policy & Practice

MODULE III: Development Research

Compulsory/Core Courses

Compulsory/Core Courses

DS 643

Gender & Resources Management

3 Units

DS 691

Research Methodology II

3 Units

DS 644

Gender Mainstreaming

3 Units

     

DS 645

Civil Society & Development

2 Units

     
 

Elective Course

2 Units*

     
 

Elective Course

2 Units*

     

Total Number of Units in Semester II = 15

DS 699 DISSERTATION: Units 10

 

Minimum Grand Total number of Units (Semester I + Semester II + Dissertation)= 40

* The student is allowed to opt an elective of 3 Units as this will not break the minimum total number of Units condition.

  List of Electives for MA in Gender Studies

SEMESTER I

SEMESTER II

DS 651

Education for Development

2 Units

DS 626

Rural and Urban Development

3 Units*

DS 660

Communication for Development

2 Units

DS 627

Health and Development

3 Units*

DS 664

Gender & Sexuality

2 Units

DS 633

Planning and Management for Development

3 Units*

DS 665

Gender & Food Security

2 Units

DS 666

Advocacy & Development

2 Units

* This is a 3 Units core course in a sister programme.

 

For Further Information contact the IDS Postgraduate Coordinator

Prof B. Mongula

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