MSc. Development Policy
Main Objectives
The fundamental objective of the MSc DP is to build capacity for analytical understanding of development policies and their potential impact on poverty reduction for sustainable development. The Programme enhances national and sectoral capacities in policy formulation, analytical knowledge, and research skills that would effectively lead to improved development policy formulation, management, monitoring and evaluation. It aims at enabling students to identify and analyse development problems of developing countries; formulate development policies tuned to the dictates of development challenges facing developing countries; initiate policy interventions to address development problems; analyze, review and reformulate the existing policies in line with current development challenges; and to initiate participatory planning, formulation, management, monitoring, and evaluation of development policies in the central government ministries, independent departments, local government authorities, NGOs and private Sectors and international organizations.

Specific Objectives
Mzumbe University’s mission is to be a centre of academic excellence in management science for knowledge acquisition and adaptation through training, research, consultancy, public service and outreach activities in Africa and beyond by year 2025. The MSc DP Programme contributes to the attainment of the vision through its objectives of producing graduates who are well trained and skilled to address development policy challenges and their potential impact on poverty reduction for sustainable development. The goals and objectives of the MSc DP Programme are well communicated to stakeholders. Stakeholders get information of the Programme largely through the annually produced university Prospectus, the university website and the MSc DP brochure produced by the MU IDS that is distributed to potential clients. MU’s Strategic Plan also provides information about the course. Another important channel of communication that makes clients aware of the goals and objectives of the course is the alumni of the course who have knowledge of the course.

Programme Duration
Students will be enrolled to a full time programme whose duration is eighteen (18) months as per Mzumbe University Regulations and Guidelines for Postgraduate Programmes, 2009 (Section 3.3.8). During the first academic year, lasting two semesters of 18 weeks each student undergo intensive coursework involving the teaching of five 4-credit point courses in each semester. During the third semester each student is supposed to carry out an independent research on an approved development oriented topic of his/her choice after which he/she will submit a dissertation to be examined as per MU examination regulations.

Programme Structure

The Programme Structure for MSc DP is as shown below

SEMESTER 1

(October-February)

SEMESTER 2

(March - July)

SEMESTER 3

DST 610

Governance and Development

DST 700

Development Policy Formulation and Analysis II

DISSERTATION

DST 620

Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

DST 730

Development Policy and Poverty Reduction

DST 630

Development Policy Formulation and Analysis I

DST 740

Gender and Development Policy

DST 640

Development Theory and Practice

DST 780

Public and Private Sector Relationships

DST 680

Social Science Research in Development Studies

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

DST 600: International Relations
DST 720: Environmental Development
DST 650: Participatory Development Planning

Course Evaluation
In order to be awarded the MSc. Degree (Policy Development), students must pass in their coursework consisting of term papers, written assignments and tests; university examination at the end of each semester and thesis with oral component where the candidate must score at least 50% in the dissertation for both written and oral examinations. At the end of the Programme successful candidates will be awarded a Master of Science Degree in Development Policy of Mzumbe University

 

Master of Science Programme in Environmental Management (MSc. EM)
Programme Objective
The general objective of the MSc. EM Programme is to qualify young professionals for a career in the area of environmental management. The programme aims at producing graduates with capability to constructively engage in complex environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The programme is open to graduates from a wide range of background and experience. It caters for both mid-career professionals wishing to gain a postgraduate qualification, upgrade and extend skills and knowledge, or move into the environmental field and suitably qualified graduates from cognitive fields.

Programme Duration
Students will be enrolled to a full time programme whose duration is 18 months as per Mzumbe University Regulations and Guidelines for Postgraduate Programmes, 2009 (Section 3.3.8). During the first academic year, the first and second semesters 18 weeks each will be for intensive coursework. During the second academic year each student will carry out an independent research on an approval environment oriented topic of his/her choice after which he/she will submit a dissertation to be examined as per MU examination regulations.

General Admission Requirements
For applicants to qualify for MSc (Environmental Management) degree programme, they should generally posses a minimum of:-
A Bachelor’s Degree of at least Second Class from Mzumbe University or from other recognized institution of higher learning.
Or
A Second Class Advanced Diploma or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution of higher Learning obtained in at least three (3) years of study.
Or
A Pass Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma which must be supported by evidence of additional examined Postgraduate Diploma or professional qualification.
Or
At least an Average Credit of ‘B’ or above for candidates who hold unclassified Degrees.


Specific Requirements
In addition to the general academic requirements stated above, applicants’ qualifications should focus on environmental management, environmental planning, environment and development, natural resource management or environmental studies and related disciplines. The qualifications should be environment related social science degree or advance diplomas.

Applicants not possessing the above specific requirements including those with environment related natural science background such as agriculture, forestry and related fields may be accepted after scrutinising their credentials and assessing their suitability taking into consideration such as aspects as working experience in the field of environmental planning and management or at policy influencing positions. Such applicants may be required to submit some additional information about their suitability to support their applications.

Programme Structure

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

SEMESTER 1

 

SEMESTER 2

     

DISSERTATION

EM 510

Global Environmental Concerns and Disaster Management

 

EM 520

Development and Environmental Economics

     

EM 511

Research Methodology

 

EM 521

Policy and Legal Aspects of Environmental Management

     

EM 512

Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing (GIS and RS)

 

EM 522

Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing

     

EM 513

Integrated Waste and Pollution Management

 

EM 523

Corporate Management and Leadership Skills

     

EM 514

Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

 

ELECTIVE(S)

   

ELECTIVES

 

EM 524

Environmental Ethics

 

EM 525

Basics of Ecology and Conservation

 

EM 526

Land and Water Resources Management

 

EM 527

Environment and Sustainable Energy Utilization

 

EM 528

Environmental Health

 

Course Evaluation

In order to be awarded the MSc. EM, students must pass in their coursework consisting of term papers, written assignments and tests; university examination at the end of each semester and thesis with oral component where the candidate must score at least 50% in the dissertation for both written and oral examinations. At the end of the programme successful candidates will be awarded a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Management of Mzumbe University.

 

 

 

Address

For more infomation contact
The Director,
Institute of Development Studies,
P.O.Box 1,
Mzumbe, Morogoro.
Telephone : +255742762012,
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Website: ids.mzumbe.ac.tz