Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications offers the following programmes:
PhD in Mass communication
PHD is a “taught doctorate” with four semesters of courses followed by a Comprehensive examination, the formal presentation of a research proposal and initiation of doctoral research.
i) Holder of the MA in Communication from recognized institution of Higher learning with “a cumulative BA and MA grade point average” approaching 4.0
ii) Some previous field research experience as a research assistant or in the MA thesis is
iii) Excellent command of English.
iv) Readiness to dedicate full time to doctoral studies and research over a period of three or four years.
Master of Arts in Mass Communication
This is a two-year programme aimed at producing candidates capable of integrating advanced media theory and research techniques in their professional lives and work.
(i) Holders of B.A of Arts Degree in Mass Communication (BAMC) or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism (BAJ) will at least have Upper Second –Degree pass from any institution of higher learning recognized by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).
(ii) Holders of lower second class or pass degree with a minimum of ONE or THREE years relevant work experience respectively.
(iii) Holders of Advanced Diploma in Journalism from SAUT/ former TSJ with GPA of not less than 3.5 or a Post graduate Diploma in any areas of study.
(iv)Non- Journalism graduates with demonstrated proficiency and /or experience in journalism fields, with at least upper second Bachelor’s Degree in their field of specialization. Candidates in their category would, however, be required to take skill-oriented courses from the undergraduate programme. This shall be done in consultation with the Head of Department (s).
(v) Prospective candidates are required to have an adequate English language proficiency that shall be tested through an appropriate matriculation.
Master of Arts in Sociology
This two year programme aims at producing social scientists that will face up to the challenges. The program offers three areas of specializations.
(i) Holders of Bachelor of Arts with sociology with first class and second class upper division.
(ii) Holders of post graduate diploma in health care science, social work, environmental studies and community development.
(iii) Holders of lower second class or pass degree with a minimum of 3 years work experience in organizations and or government.
Master of Arts in Mass Communication
Objective of the Programme
The objective of the program is to enable candidates to understand, analyze and apply advanced micro and macro economic theories in the current environment that will enable them to meet the global economic challenges. The objectives of each course and expected learning outcomes are clearly stipulated in the respective course outlines.
Organization of the Programme
The programme will run for two years. The three semesters will involve students in doing class work; that is students will do a coursework for a period of three semesters. Of the three semesters, two are meant to cover core courses including a course on research methodology. The course on research methodology will be taught to enable candidates to get used to research skills and it will be taught in the second semester of the first year. However, it will not be included in computation of a GPA. The third semester will cover elective courses and each candidate will have to select two electives that will be taught in one semester. The first half of the semester will cover part I of each of the electives and part II of the electives will be taught in the second half of the semester. However, the final examination for the two courses (for parts I and II) will be done at the end of the semester. Upon completion of the coursework, students will be required to develop proposals that will enable them to conduct research work, leading to dissertation writing.
Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Marketing
This degree prepares graduates with needed knowledge and skills to make them competent Public Relations Practitioners in government and various public and private institutions.
(i) Candidates should be holders of the advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) with two principle level passes in appropriate subjects at the same sitting with a minimum of 4.5 points. A candidate must have at least five (5) credit passes in the certificate of secondary education (CSEE), including English. Two principle level passes both of at least ‘C’ grade, if not at the same sitting; or
(ii) Candidates with an Advanced Certificate of secondary education examination (ACSEE) without the necessary two principle passes must have certificate in journalism and media studies (CJMS) from any recognized institutions with a minimum of B; or
(iii) Candidate of mature age (25 years) who possess the certificate of Secondary Education Examination ( C.S.E.E O’ Level) with at least five passes and three credits in approved subjects, which should including English, and have a minimum three years working experience in a relevant field may apply. Such candidates must be ready to take special aptitude test.
(iv) Candidates from countries with 8-4-4 systems of education must have completed successfully at least one year of university study or undertaken a one-year certificate programme in journalism and mass media studies in any university institution recognized by TCU as remedial programme
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
This program is oriented toward job opportunities required an understanding of people and social behavior. It provides candidates with a wide choice of careers in the society such as social work, community development, management, social research, politics, education, market research and industrial public administration.
(i) Candidates should be holders of the advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) with two principle level passes in appropriate subjects at the same sitting with a minimum of 4.5 points. A candidate must have at least five (5) credit passes in the certificate of secondary education (CSEE), including English. Two principle level passes both of at least ‘C’ grade, if not at the same sitting. OR
(ii) Candidate must hold a relevant Diploma of at least second-class standing from an Institution recognized by the University; OR
(iii) Candidate of mature age (25 years) who possess the certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E O’ Level) with at least five passes and three credits in approved subjects, which should include English, and have a minimum four years working experience in a relevant field may apply. Such candidates must be ready to take special aptitude test.
(iv) Candidates from countries with 8-4-4 systems of education must have completed successfully at least one year of university study in their countries of origin or undertaken a one-year certificate programme offered by any institution recognized by TCU.
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
This three-year programme offered in six semesters. The programme seeks, among other things, to impart knowledge that will empower students to take on challenging positions in global business, finance or the public sector in fields such as international market research, global mutual funds or policy evaluation.
(i) candidates must be holding at least three O’ level credit passes in approved subjects, one of them which must be English language, must have at least three good ( D and above) principle level passes in appropriate subjects at A’ Level education and must have a grade point average a total of five points or more in appropriate subjects at the same sitting. The points are based on the following scale: A=5, B=4, C =3, D=2, E=1, S=0.5, F=0. Applicants with less than A’ level qualification such as those from Kenya 8-4-4 education system or those using 12 years of pre-university education must undertake the university’s foundation or pre-entry programme and pass the set examination;
(ii) Candidate should hold a certificate at credit level or diploma at a minimum of second class level all obtained from Tanzania commission for universities ( TCU) or NACTE recognized or accredited institutions. Applicant with the certificate of less than credit level or diplomas of less than second class level must show a proof that they have had at least two years of work experience in the relevant field of study needed and must, in additional, sit and pass the university’s entry examinations.
(iii) Candidates of mature age who have at least three credits in approved subjects, in the certificate of secondary education examination (C.S.E.E) may apply. If they attended A-Level Classes, it must have been at least five years before the admission is sought. They must have attended and passed tests set in extra mural classes, residential courses offered by an adult education centre.
Certificate in Journalism and Media Studies
This one year course is intended to train students in basic techniques in broadcasting, news reporting and editing and general knowledge of mass media studies.
(i) Advanced Certificate of secondary education examination (ACSEE) with at least two principle level passes, one of which must be English; Or
(ii) A certificate of secondary education examination (CSEE O Level) with minimum five credits, which must include English. Students must have good command of English, both spoken and written.