Master Degree in Development Economics - [MDE]

The main objective of the Master Degree in Development Economics is to equip students with the innovative tools and techniques to develop policies and strategies as well as managing resources to achieve overriding goal on economic growth and development in Tanzania.

Programme Summary

Proramme Name : Master Degree in Development Economics

Proramme Code : MDE

Duration : 2

Fees : 4400000

Mode of Study : Full Time

Programme Information
Form Four Entry Qualification:

Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with four (4) passes in non-religious subjects

Direct Entry Qualification:

The candidate attending the MDE programme should at least have the following qualifications: Holder of NTA level-8, Bachelor Degree of Second Lower Class in economics or related discipline; at least Non-NTA Bachelor Degree of Second Lower Class in economics or related discipline for Classified awards or Average of B grade or credit for unclassified awards; or. No-NTA Bachelor Degree of Pass grade in economics or related discipline for classified awards or average of C grade for unclassified awards with Postgraduate Diploma of at least Second Lower Class in economics or related discipline for classified awards or average of B+ grade for unclassified awards; or NTA-level-8, Bachelor Degree of Pass grade in economics or related discipline with postgraduate diploma of at least Second Lower Class.

Eqivalent Entry Qualification:

No Entry

The structure for Master degree in Development Economics (NTA-9) consists of seventeen (17) modules. The modules spread over two semesters taught in class and one semester for field research. Each semester has a total of 16 weeks. The program has a total credit of 180.

Payment of fees should be made before or during registration. Failure to pay within the specified period may result in withdraw of registration. Fees for various courses consist of the amount payable directly to the Institute and that payable directly to students. Whereas the amount payable directly to the Institute covers for tuition, field supervision, students’ organization, and registration; and the amount payable directly to the student covers for meals allowance, books and stationery, accommodation, medical allowance, practical training allowance and dissertation production. However, the amount to be paid to students will normally depend on their sponsors’ policies.

The programme will enable learners on the following: to interpret theories and models of economics in diverse areas of development planning and management; to develop and manage various development policies and strategies for organizational development; to conduct independent social science research and policy analysis in development economics and disseminate information to end users.

The curriculum has adopted an integrated mode of assessment methods to be used when facilitating the curriculum. Facilitators are expected to use the identified methods to assess students when conducting continuous assessment (CA) tasks. The process has to include a balance of; CA, End of semester examination and Dissertation.