Master of Arts in Development Planning and Policy Analysis

Master of Arts in Development Planning and Policy Analysis is 24 months programme which aim to produce competent graduates with up-to-date knowledge and skills of planning, analysing and managing national and international policies and programmes for sustainable development

ABOUT PROGRAMME

Programme Availability
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Host Department
Department of Policy, Planning and Management
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

Programme Structure

The MA (DPPA) is a twenty-four (24) months programme of which to complete, it requires the candidates attain at least 1800 notional hours of learning translating into at 180 credits as per University Qualification Framework (UQF).  The 180 credits shall include at least 90 credits from core courses and at least 30 credits from elective courses. The 120 credits shall be accumulated over two semesters in the first year, at the end of which students shall develop a research proposal, which shall carry 15 credits. After successfully developing the proposal, the subsequent twelve (12) months shall be allotted to a dissertation (45 credits).

LEARNING OUTCOME

Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria

There will be two exit level outcomes associated with this programme.  A candidate who, for some reason, fails to continue with studies but has successfully accumulated a minimum of 120 or 90 credits from two semesters of coursework, shall be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Planning and Policy Analysis and a Postgraduate Certificate in Development Planning and Policy Analysis respectively. Such candidates, in the future, will have possibilities to complete the MA (DPPA) at SUA or elsewhere as specified in Section 4.2, provided he or she registers within a period of three years from the date he/she acquired a postgraduate diploma or a postgraduate certificate. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate degree from an approved higher learning institution, with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Candidates who hold unclassified degrees should have an average of B in a course related to the programme applied. In addition to general admission requirements, apply if you hold: a) an unclassified degree with at least an average of B in a course related to the MA DPPA. b) a PASS degree and your undergraduate performance in a course related to the MADPPA was a B grade average or above, and have extensive fieldwork/research experience of at least three years and/or additional professional development courses of a duration not less than three months. c) a degree with background in statistics and microeconomics, at least an introductory (basic) level.

FEES

DETAILS

FOR TANZANIA

FOR FOREIGNERS

Tuition fee

3,400,000

4,425

Application fee

50,000

20

Late Application

80,000

50

Student Union

10,000

10

Medical fee

170,000

300

Remedial coursework per subject

150,000

200

TCU fee

20,000

15

HOW TO APPLY

Online application through http://suasis.sua.ac.tz:9092/index.php/welcome . Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made

CONTACT

Department of Policy Planning and Management,
College of Social Sciences and Humanities,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3035, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania.
Telephone:  +255 737 949 398,
Fax: +255 (0)23 2604279, 4758,
E-mail:  dppm@sua.ac.tz

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@sua.ac.tz,
Website: http://www.drpgs.sua.ac.tz

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