UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
DAR ES SALAAM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (DUCE)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Science-Academic Undergraduate

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Undergraduate degree programmes

The Faculty currently offers two undergraduate degree programmes namely; Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAED) and Bachelor of Arts in Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Criteria for admission in each programme are indicated below.

Bachelor of Arts with Education
Students taking B.A. Education are required to take two Teaching Subjects (content). A student will be guided by the Faculty to choose two teaching subjects among the following:

  1. Geography
  2. Economics
  3. Linguistics
  4. Literature
  5. Kiswahili
  6. French
  7. History
  8. Political Science and Public Administration 

Entry Requirement
A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission to a first-degree programme will follow the admission criteria/qualification of the University of Dar es Salaam as indicated below:

  1. Certificates of Secondary Education Examination. Certificates of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent, with passes in FIVE approved subjects THREE of which must be at Credit level obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent;

AND

      ii) For all applicants except graduates of 2014 and 2015

Two Principal Passes in appropriate subjects in the ACSEE or equivalent with total points from three subjects not below 5 (for Arts programmes) and 4 (for Science-based programmes) based on the following grade to point conversion scale:
A = 5; B = 4; C = 3; D = 2; E = 1; S = 0.5 and F = 0 point
The minimum Principal in this case is an ‘E’ grade.


         ii) For graduates of 2014 and 2015
Two passes in appropriate subjects in the ACSEE or equivalent with total points from three subjects not below 5 (for Arts programmes) and 4 (for Science-based programmes) based on the following grade to point conversion scale:
A = 5; B+ = 4; B = 3; C = 2; D = 1; E = 0.5 and F = 0 point.
The minimum Principal in this case is a ‘C’ grade.
(Note: Principal level passes in Divinity/Islamic Knowledge are not counted)

OR

  1. An appropriate equivalent Diploma of a GPA not less than 3.5 for Ordinary Diplomas or B+ average for Teacher Education and Health Related diplomas or Distinction for unclassified awards or B grade for Full Technician Certificates or Upper Second Class for non-NTA diplomas obtained from a college which is fully registered by NACTE and approved by the UDSM Senate.

Note: Applicants from countries which follow an 8-4-4 education system need to complete at least one year of study at a university in their own countries before they can be considered for admission into the University of Dar es Salaam.

 

Mode of application

All applications are processed through an Online Admission System (UDSM-OAS) udsm.admission.ac.tz  All application procedures are available from the online system website. The link is also available through the UDSM website at www.udsm.ac.tz.
All applicants (direct and equivalent qualifications) will have to apply through the UDSM-OAS.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Disaster Risk Management (BA-DRM)

This programme is established to equip learners with necessary knowledge and competencies for addressing disaster risks in a wide range of contexts. Specifically, it is anticipated that through this programme, the learners will develop relevant skills that will enable them to manage disaster risks, train and undertake research field-based consultancy services in the area of disasters. It is also envisaged that the learners will also develop capacity to mainstream disaster issues during planning socio-economic development. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Disaster Risk Management, learners are expected to have attained the ability to:

a) identify, classify and assess different types of disasters and design contextual intervention mechanisms;

b) analyze hazards, disasters and associated impacts from a wide range of perspectives and apply economic, ecological, social-cultural and geo-spatial approaches to disaster identification, mitigation, adaptation and management;

c) identify toxicological and technological disasters and analyze their effect on environment and human health;

d) prepare needs assessment reports on different disasters and disseminate hazards and disaster information;

e) identify and analyze institutional and organizational responses to disaster risks and mainstream disaster issues in socio-economic planning and development frameworks;

f) develop capacity in teaching, researching and consulting on disaster and associated risks and

g) gain insight on disaster management policies and legislations at national, regional and international levels.

The course is offered on full time basis for three (3) years. Course delivery will involve face to face i.e lecture, seminars, practical, field attachment, case studies and report writing. Applicants wishing to undertake this course shall follow the University of Dar es Salaam admission regulations as indicated below:

 

Entry requirements

Direct entry (Form VI) qualifications: Two principal passes at A - level in any of the following subjects: Geography, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.

 

Equivalent qualifications: An appropriate equivalent diploma in agricultural sciences, Land Use Planning, Cartography, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Education (Geography and Science Subjects, Natural Resources), Statistics, Demography, Medical certificates and other related diploma certificates as approved by UDSM senate with an average grade of B+ or higher.

Mode of application
All applications are processed through an Online Admission System (UDSM-OAS)  udsm.admission.ac.tz  All application procedures are available from the online system website. The link is also available through the UDSM website at www.udsm.ac.tz.

All applicants (direct and equivalent qualifications) will have to apply through the UDSM-OAS.