Master of Arts in Rural Development (MARD)

The programmes aims to impart skills in the analysis of major issues in the theories and practices of agricultural and rural development, with emphasis on interdisciplinary  framework, drawing concepts and approaches from different disciplines i.e. economics, sociology, political science etc. Further to this, the programme also provides for better understanding of the international, national and local level agrarian problems, strategies and policies and the gaps between policy and practice that arise from actual rural conditions. The programme will thus provide opportunities for specialization in Population and Development; Gender and Development and Political Economy of Agrarian Change.

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Programme Availability
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Host Department
Department of Development Studies
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
3 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE    
CORE COURSE            
DS 600    Social Science Research Methodology            
DS 601    Social Science Statistics            
DS 604    Political Economy of Agrarian Change            
DS 608    Design, Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation of Rural Development Projects/Programmes            
DS 612    Rural Development Issues            
EE 601    Rural Sociology            
DS 611    Dissertation            
ELECTIVES COURSE
DS 602    Population and Development            
DS 603    Gender and Development            
DS 605    Regional and Rural Development Planning            
DS 606    Agricultural Policy and Planning            
DS 607    Natural Resource Assessment for Development Planning, Utilisation and Conservation            
DS 609    Development Administration            
DS 610    Rural Industrialization            
AEA 607    Economic Development            
EE 624    Village Dynamics            
HN 604    Food Security            
MN 607    Social Anthropology            


 

1) A candidate shall either hold a relevant honours degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture.

2) Candidates who hold unclassified degrees (e.g. BVM) should have a credit or a distinction in the subject of intended Master’s degree. Candidates wishing to pursue the Master of Preventive Medicine degree shall be required to have at least credits in any five subjects of the BVM degree or its equivalent.

3) Candidates with pass degree may also be considered for admission if their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B Grade average or above and they have satisfied the relevant Academic Units that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

4) With the exception of the MPVM and MBA (Agribusiness) which are one year and one and half years degree programmes respectively, all other Master degree programmes are tenable for two years for full time students and three years for part time students. In the case of full time students, the first year is for coursework, while the second year is for research and dissertation writing.

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Application forms can be requested from the undersigned or downloaded from our website:
http://www.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/postgraduate_application_forms201…. Such dully-filled
forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned not later than 31st May, 2017 together with
evidence of payment of Shs. 50,000/= or 20$ for foreigners, as application fee. Payments should be made
through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank..

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
THE DIRECTOR,
DIRECTORATE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES,RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND CONSULTANCY,
SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE,
P.O. BOX 3151, CHUO KIKUU,
MOROGORO, TANZANIA.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013, Fax: +255 023 2640013
E-mail: drpgs@suanet.ac.tz,
Website: http://www.drpgs.suanet.ac.tz/

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