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.)

This is a 24-months programme and applicants are required to have the following qualifications:

  1. 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);
  2. 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

  1. 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
  2. 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.

 

2.1 Master of Science in Applied Zoology

This programme has two streams namely; Applied Entomology and Parasitology and Applied Physiology. A candidate for admission into the Master’s Degree programme shall hold the following qualifications:

  1. 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.
  2. Applicants to MSc. (Applied Zoology) programme will be required to have at least a first degree in Biology, Zoology and related disciplines such as Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Public Health and Biochemistry.

iii. 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.

2.2 Master of Science in Applied Botany

A candidate for admission into this programme shall hold the following qualifications:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. Master of Science in Mathematical Modelling

This is a 24-months programme and applicants are required to have the following qualifications:

  1. At least a Second Class degree with a GPA not less than 2.7 from a recognised institution of higher learning.
  2. 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

  1. Holders of BSc. (Ed.) or BEd. (Science) degrees from a recognised institution, with a good background in mathematics.

 

  1. Master of Arts with Education (MA. Ed.)

This is a 24-months programme and applicants are required to have the following qualifications:

  1. 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.

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Applicants should have ANY of the following qualifications:

  1.  Advanced Diploma with Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) qualification,
  2. 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.

  1. Candidates with background in science subjects are highly encouraged to apply.

 

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