Faculty of Education -Academic Postgraduates

Postgraduate Studies

The Faculty of Education offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) delivered during the evening hours from 4.00 pm and during weekend and public holidays. The PGDE Evening programme is aimed at individuals intending to work or are already working within the education sector, and who wish to gain a teaching profession.

The programme leads to certification in the teaching profession equivalent to B. Sc. Ed, B. A. Ed. or B.Ed. degrees. The PGDE (Evening) programme in particular is offered flexibly to individuals who wish to develop a career in teaching but are unable to attend a regular similar fulltime programme due to time constraint or work demands. This programme is, therefore, unique in that it makes it possible to combine work and studies.

In line with the TCU and UDSM guidelines for admission into postgraduate diploma programmes, the entry qualifications for the PGDE is Advanced Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree Qualifications in subjects other than education.

New Postgraduate Program

Objective of the Programme:

The objective of the programme is to develop and enhance dynamic, high performing leaders and policy analysts for the renewal and improvement of education systems. The programme will thus fill the existing deficit in strategic leadership at various levels in the education sector in Tanzania. 

Programme structure

The ME-ELPS is a taught programme comprising of course-work and dissertation and the duration shall be eighteen months (1 year and six months) for full time students. Coursework will run over a period of two semesters of 15 teaching weeks, with final examination at the end of each semester. The last semester shall be devoted to research and writing of the dissertation. During the second semester of the first year, students will be required to develop research proposals detailing the theoretical background and methodology, as a preparation for research and dissertation work

Mode of Delivery: Regular

Contents of the Programme:

  • Educational Research: Theory and Practice I
  • Politics of Education in Global Perspective
  • Educational Research: Theory and Practice II
  • Entrepreneurial Management for Educational Leaders
  • Educational Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Gender Issues in Educational Leadership and Management
  • Educational Policy Analysis: International Perspectives
  • Quality Management in Education
  • Educational Planning: Theory and Practice
  • Strategic Management and Leadership in Education
  • International and Comparative Studies in Educational Leadership and Policy
  • Organisational Development and Dynamics in Education
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Educational Leadership
  • Economics of Education and Financing

Entry Qualification

A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission into a Degree Programme if he/she has any of the following qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in education from any recognised university with at least a lower second class with a GPA of not less than 2.7 or its equivalent.
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from any recognised institution with at least an average pass of B in the final university examination.

Applicable Tuition Fee:

Tuition Fee for this programme is TZS 4,000,000/= for Tanzanian applicants and US $ 3,000 for Non- Tanzanian applicants.

Application Fee:       TZS. 50,000/= (non-refundable)