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

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences-Admission

The Faculty currently offers one undergraduate program (Bachelor of Arts with Education) and two Masters programs (Masters of Arts with Education and Masters of Arts in Public Administration). Criteria for admission in each program 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 pick 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. Certificate 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 (A.CSEE) or equivalent;

AND

      2. i) For all applicants except graduates of 2014 and 2015

Two Principal Passesin 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.

Maters of Arts with Education
M.A. (Ed.) Programme, is a full time two years (24months) programme which engages Mixed Modes of Delivery (i.e. lectures, practicals, seminars)students are expected to be able to (i) teach arts, humanities and social sciences in secondary schools, colleges, universities and short courses; (ii) apply education principles, approaches and theories in improving teaching and learning processes; (iii) assess and analyze various theories, principles and concepts related to education, social sciences and arts; (iv) identify and analyze challenges that constraint education sector in Tanzania and beyond; (v) identify opportunities to strengthen education sector and enhance performance of students in schools and colleges; (vi) do research on education, social sciences and arts which will contribute to new theoretical insights and practical approaches to education and promote scholarly publications; and (vi) plan, manage and analyze educational policies, programmes and projects.

Entry Criteria
A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission to a Masters of Arts with Education Programme if he/she has one of the following:

  1. First degree in education (e.g. B.A (Ed.), or B.Ed. (Arts) degrees) from any recognised University with at least a lower second of GPA of not less than 2.7 or its equivalent. In order to take language stream of the MA (Ed.) course one has to have studied Kiswahili, Linguistics, English or French in the undergraduate programme. For geography stream one must have studied geography in the undergraduate degree.

OR

  1. First degree in BA (Kiswahili), BA (Language Studies), BA (English), BA (Geography and Environmental Studies),BA (History), BA (Literature) and others of that trend plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from any recognised institution with at least an average pass of B in their final University Examination.

How to Apply
Applicants for this programme are required to complete all stages as shown in the guidelines for Online Application through the link: udsm.admission.ac.tz Applicants should remember to select an appropriate programme for DUCE as the similar programme may also be offered in other colleges of the University of Dar es Salaam.

Master of Arts in Public Administration (Evening)
The Master of Arts in Public Administration (Evening) is an evening taught programme comprising of course-work and dissertation and the duration shall be twenty four months (2 years). Coursework will run for a period of two semesters of 15 teaching weeks, with final examination at the end of each semester. The second year 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 as a preparation for research and dissertation work.
Entry Requirements
Applicants will be required to have at least a first degree in public administration, political science, education with majors in public administration and/or political science or any related fields from a recognized institution of higher learning with at least a lower second GPA of not less than 2.7 or its equivalent.
How to Apply
Applicants for this programme are required to complete all stages as shown in the guidelines for Online Application through the link: udsm.admission.ac.tz Applicants should remember to select an appropriate programme for DUCE as the same programme is also offered in other colleges of the University of Dar es Salaam.