UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (IDS)

Postgraduate Programmes

Structure and Duration

The M.A. programmes by course work are offered for eighteen (18) months; twelve months for coursework and six months for Dissertation. Coursework comprises minimum of 120 Credits from both core and elective courses. Dissertation consists of 60 Credits. Candidates are required to successfully complete the course work phase before they are allowed to continue with the dissertation phase. Courses offered in each programme are as follows:

MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Semester I           

Code

Course Title

Core/Elective

Credits

DS 622

Development Theory

Core

12

DS 661

Political Thought for Development

Core

12

DS 690

Research Methodology I

Core

12

DS 646

Environment and Development

Elective

12

DS 647

Science and Technology for Development

Elective

12

DS 648

Population and Development

Elective

12

 

Semester II

Code

Course Title

Core/Elective

Credits

DS 629

Political Economy

Core

12

DS 663

Governance and Development

Core

12

DS 691

Research Methodology II

Core

12

DS 626

Rural and Urban Development

Elective

12

DS 627

Health and Development

Elective

12

DS 649

Globalisation and Development

Elective

12

DS 656

Industrialisation and Development

Elective

12

PS 733

Conflict Management in Africa (from Political Science Department)

Elective

12

PS 730

Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies (from Political Science Department)

Elective

12

DS 699

Dissertation

Core

60

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

Semester I           

Code

Course Title

Core/Elective

Credits

DS 622

Development Theory

Core

12

DS 661

Political Thought for Development

Core

12

DS 690

Research Methodology I

Core

12

DS 632

Development Policy Analysis and Practice

Elective

12

DS 635

State, Market and Development

Elective

12

DS 636

Poverty Analyses for  Development

Elective

12

 

 

Semester II

Code

Course Title

Core/Elective

Credits

DS 629

Political Economy

Core

12

DS 663

Governance and Development

Core

12

DS 691

Research Methodology II

Core

12

DS 637

Development Planning and Practice

Elective

12

DS 638

Development Monitoring and Evaluation

Elective

12

DS 699

Dissertation

Core

60

 

 MASTER OF ARTS IN GENDER STUDIES

Core Courses

Semester I           

Code

Course Title

Core/Elective

Credits

DS 622

Development Theory

Core

12

DS 661

Political Thought for Development

Core

12

DS 671

Gender, Culture & Development

Core

12

DS 672

Feminist Paradigms and Emerging Theories

Core

12

DS 690

Research Methodology I

Core

12

 

Semester II

Code

Course Title

Core/Elective

Credits

DS629

Political Economy of Development

Core

12

DS 643

Gender, Resource Management and Development

Core

12

DS644

Gender Mainstreaming and Development

Core

12

DS 663

Governance and Development

Core

12

DS 691

Research Methodology II

Core

12

DS 699

Dissertation

Core

60

 

List of Elective Courses

Code

Course Title

Credits

DS 632

Development Policy Analysis and Practice

12

DS 627

Health and Development

12

DS 670

Gender, Governance and Development

12

DS 647

Science and Technology for Development

12

DS 626

Rural and Urban Development

12

DS 637

Development Planning and Practice

12

DS 638

Development Monitoring and Evaluation

12

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D)

Structure and Duration

The current Ph.D programme is based on research and writing of a Thesis. This is done under close supervision and lasts for three years.  Development studies being interdisciplinary, candidates can select research topics for their theses from issues of development significance especially, but not limited to, the IDS research agenda. A taught Ph.D programme (Ph.D. by coursework) is being designed for coming years.

 

Postgraduate Degree Programmes offered by the Institute of Development Studies and Fees structure:

S/N

Programme Title

Mode of Delivery

Programme Status

Duration

Tuition Fee

Tanzanian

(TShs.)

Non-Tanzanian

(USD$)

  1.  

Master of Arts in Development Studies

Coursework and Dissertation

 

Fulltime

18 months

4,500,000

6,030

2.0

Master of Arts in Development Management

Coursework and Dissertation

Fulltime

18 months

4,500,000

6,030

3.

Master of Arts in Gender Studies

Coursework and Dissertation

Fulltime

18 months

4,500,000

6,030

4.

Master of Arts in Development Studies

Thesis

Fulltime

24 months

4,500,000

8,040

5.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Development Studies

Thesis

Fulltime

36 months

 

4.000,000 per year

4,020

per year

6.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Development Studies

Thesis

Part time

60 months

4.000,000 per year

4,020

per year