Master of Science in Economics (MSc. Economics)
The objective of MSc. Economics is to provide students withintellectual rigor and practical quantitative skills in mainstream economics. It gives opportunity to acquire professional training, including analytical techniques and subject-specific knowledge. The MSc Economics curriculum combines a strong foundation in theory with emphasis on applied research in a broad set of economics issues at local, regional and international levels. MSc. Economics is an ideal choice for students seeking to further their studies in economics or in multidisciplinary areas involving economic issues.

Programme Structure 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

ECO 501

Advanced Micro Economics

ECO 610

Research Methodology

DISSERTATION

ECO 502

Advanced Econometrics Theory

ECO 607

International Economics

ECO 509

Public Sector Economics

ECO 601

Advanced Macro-Economics

ECO 506 Development Economics

ECO 602 Applied Econometrics

ECO 508 Monetary Economics

ELECTIVE

20CP

20CP

16 CP

ELECTIVE

Elective Courses:
ECO 611: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
ECO 608: Industrial Economics
ECO 606: Development Financing 
ECO 612: Labour Economics 
ECO 614: Health Economics

Master of Science in Economic Policy and Planning (MSc. EPP)
Economic Policy and Planning requires a great range of skills and analytical approaches. Arising from this, MSc Economic Policy and Planning stream intends to equip students with advanced understanding of economic perspectives and approaches related to the study of policy and planning issues. Upon successful completion of studies in this stream, graduates will be able to effectively contribute to the processes of economic policy formulation, change and implementation, using relevant concepts and tools in economics.

Programme Structure 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

ECO 501

Advanced Micro-Economics

ECO 610

Research Methodology

DISSERTATION

ECO 502

Advanced Econometrics Theory

ECO 601

Advanced Macro -Economics

ECO 507

Development Policy

ECO 602

Applied Econometrics

ECO 509

Public Sector Economics

ECO 605

Economic Policy & Planning

ECO 503

International Trade Policy

ELECTIVE

20CP

20CP

16 CP


ELECTIVE

ECO 611 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
ECO 608 Industrial Economics
ECO 606 Development Financing 
ECO 612 Labour Economics 
ECO 613 Health Economics

Master of Science in Project Planning and Management (MSc. PPM)
The Master of Science degree in Project Planning and Management has been designed to cater for the needs of students who plan a career in project planning and management. It is a highly specialized and relevant programme given the rising challenges of effective planning and management of development projects – both public and private projects. While maintaining a focus in economics, the MSc Project Planning and Management programme prepares students to plan and manage projects in a wide range of other sectors and environments.

Programme Structure 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

ECO

500 ManageriaEconomics

ECO 610

Research Methodology

DISSERTATION

ECO 504

Project Planning & Financial Analysis

ECO 606

Development Financing

ECO 509

Public Sector Economics

ECO 604

Human Capital Management & Organization in Projects

ECO 505

Project Implementation Management

ECO 603

Economic Analysis of Projects

ECO 506

Development Economics

ELECTIVE

20CP

20CP

16 CP

ELECTIVE

ECO 611 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
ECO 612 Labour Economics 
ECO 613 Health Economics

 

Master of Arts in Education Degree programme

Master of Arts in Education Degree programme offered under the department of education focuses on providing analytical and flexible set of skills to enable students to apply theoretical and research knowledge to solve real world education problems. Through coursework and master thesis, the degree programme introduces students to advanced key concepts, ideas, tools and techniques in education, and provides them with the opportunity to integrate and practice their skills in analyzing education issues. In this vein, it intends to achieve the same learning goals and objectives. Therefore, the overall objective of the programme is two-fold. Firstly, it aims at building capacity among policy makers, education policy analysts, curriculum developers, educational officers, education planners and managers for analytical understanding of education and development policies and reforms. Secondly, it intends to enhance local and international capacities through advanced education policy issues and analysis for improved education management, administration, and educational leadership. As it is, the proposed jointly programme aims to improve the quality of education and research.

  

Specifically, the programme intends to:-

(i)            Equip target groups with sound advanced knowledge and skills in education, for example, demonstrate mastery in pedagogy, content, knowledge, theories on teaching and demonstrate ethical and research skills competences;

(ii)           Prepare curriculum developers in private and public educational sectors;

(iii)          Equip the target individual with educational managerial skills, knowledge and attitudes thus molding result-oriented educational managers.

 

Programme Learning Outcomes

This programme involves developing a new study programme and a new arena for knowledge. The result of two or more institutions joining forces to offer a study programme should be a programme of a higher academic standard than the institutions would achieve separately. In this regard, the programme leads to the following outputs:-

(i)  Increase in the number of qualified teachers, policy analysts, education planners, researchers and advisers who can suitably fit in the local and global market;

(ii)Reduction of the shortage of head teachers, university lecturers, tutors, educational officials needed to teach and serve in the education sector;

(iii) Increased internationalization and visibility of the partner Universities, specifically at the Mzumbe University; 

(iv) Improvement in educational research, academic performance and education Management both in schools, Teacher colleges and higher learning institutions.

 ModeofTeaching

The mode of teaching consists of lectures and graduate seminars. The graduate seminars will involve critical analysis and alternative solutions to structured/unstructured problem solving, case analysis and discussions of topical issues at the end of delivery of each topic.

Duration of the Programme 

Students will be enrolled to a full-time programme of 51 weeks that is three semesters. During the two semesters (including mid recess, examination preparations and examinations weeks), students will be exposed to intensive coursework; in the 3rd semester each student will undertake an independent research on an approved topic of own choice. Any student who, for reasons beyond his/her control, is unable to complete the degree requirements within the prescribed period must complete the same within not more than 3 years (thirty six months) from the date of admission/registration. After the end of semester two examination students are required to remain at the University for one week before departure for independent research. The week is dedicated for comprehensive graduate seminar on research component whereby individual student proposal and concept paper shall be presented. During this session students shall be assisted on how to go through their research work and allowed to modify and represent their research proposal before a research panel.

Admission Requirements

A candidate aspiring for admission to the MA Education degree programme shall have the following minimum qualifications:

 

  1. hold at least a second class Bachelor‟s degree (Education) from Mzumbe University or from any other accredited institution of higher learning institutions, or

 

  1. hold a PASS degree and an examined postgraduate qualification in the relevant field i.e. postgraduate diploma in education, together working experience in relevant field of not less than three years (this shall be major vetting factor).

 Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation criteria for the proposed programme shall be as stipulated in the other graduate programmes currently offered by the Mzumbe University (see Examinations Regulations and Students‟ Assessment Criteria by Law, 2012). It comprises three sub components: continuous assessment, end of semester examination and a thesis. 

Continuous Assessment:

In order to be awarded the Master of Arts in Education degree, students must successfully complete all their coursework for each subject. Continuous assessment carries a total of 50 marks (50%). Its assessment shall be administered as follows:-

 

  1. Test (controlled) 10% marks

 

  1. Group work with presentation (assignment) 20% marks

 

  1. Project paper (Term paper) 20% marks (This shall be students own educational related problem solving piece of work).

A student must score at least 25% marks in the continuous assessment; otherwise a student will be required to sit for a supplementary examination.

 End of Semester Assessment

There shall be end of semester examinations at the end of every taught semester and each student enrolled in the proposed programme shall be required to sit for all subjects offered during the semester. Final examination carries a weight of 50%.

  • A student must score 50% (25 marks) of the final examination allocated marks; otherwise the student will be considered to have failed the examination and shall be required to sit for a supplementary examination.
  • A student is allowed to fail in not more than two (2) courses in any of the semester, or in all three semesters.
  • Supplementary examinations shall be done when such course is offered, except for the finalists who will be required to sit their supplementary examinations at the end of the three semesters.
  • A five point system shall be used in averaging the final grades and each course is graded out of a maximum of 100 marks and assigned appropriate letter grades based on equations. The grading system for proposed master‟s programme shall be as follows:-

 Grading System for MA Education Programme

 

Percentage range

Letter grade

Grade Points

Interpretation

75 - 100%

A

5

PASS

70 - 74%

B+

4

PASS

60 - 69.5%

B

3

PASS

50 - 50.9%

C

2

PASS

40 - 49.9%

D

1

Marginal Fail

0 - 39.9%

E

0

Fail

 The pass grade per course is 2.0

 Thesis

Thesis carries a total of (100%). The thesis shall be evaluated in accordance with the University policy and procedures. Each student is required to submit a thesis which carries a total of ten credit points. The completed thesis is examined by both external and internal examiners (including the Major Supervisor). Normally, three examiners constitute the Student Examination Committee under the chairmanship of the Major Supervisor. Two components are evaluated in the thesis, namely, the written thesis and oral examination to defend the scholarly piece of work presented by the student.

 Programme Structure

 

Programme Structure- MA Education

YEAR 1

 

YEAR 2

Semester 1

(October-January)

Semester 2

(March-June)

Semester 3

(July-October)

EDU 600

Curriculum Development and Teaching

EMA 603

Economics of Education and Financing

 

 

 

EDU 700

THESIS

EDU 601

Comparative Education

EDU 604

Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching

EDU 602

Research Methods in Education

EMA 605

Educational

Management and Administration

Elective

Elective

 

16 CP

16 CP

16 CP

 

Semester 1

EMA 606: Management of Organization Behavior in  Education

EDU 607: Career guidance and Counseling

EDU 608: Advanced Sociology of Education

EDU 620: Policy Studies in Education

Semester 2

EMA 609: Quality Assurance in Education

EDU 610: Community guidance and counseling

EMA 611: Education Systems and Planning

EMA 618: Change Management and Organization Development

Address

For more infomation contact
The Dean,
Faculty of Social Science,
P.O.Box 1,
Mzumbe, Morogoro.
Telephone : +255742762012,
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