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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$430 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Rural Dvelopment
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The main aim of the program is to produce graduates who can perform a range of tasks and can be employed in development-oriented careers with specific focus on rural development. These include Policy Analysts and Planners, Programme Coordinators, Managers or Officers in both government and private organisations, development planners, trainers, researchers and consultants in training and research institutions, NGOs, CBOs and other rural institutions, and managers of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs).

Specifically the programme intends to realize the following learning outcomes:
– Understand social, political and economic contexts of rural areas in Tanzania
– Explain role of institutions operating in rural areas.
– Understand regulatory frameworks and mechanisms to foster rural development.
– Analyse how contemporary issues contribute to rural development.
– Apply techniques of strategic management in planning.
– Apply socio-economic techniques to inform decision-making in development issues.
– Apply gender mainstreaming techniques in designing development initiatives.
– Integrate knowledge from various of disciplines and apply rational decision making and problem solving skills towards sustainable rural development.
– Design appropriate rural development project/programms to improved rural livelihoods
– Appraise, monitor and evaluate development interventions.

Become an expert in integrating social parameters in societal developments

Curriculum

SEMESTER 1

CORE COURSES
– Introduction to Development Studies Disciplines
– Principles of Economics I
– Agriculture & Rural Development
– Introduction to Natural Resources Management
– Agricultural Economics and Development
– Introductory Sociology

ELECTIVE COURSES
– Political Economy
– Introduction to Educational Psychology
– Science, Technology and Agrarian Development
– Rural Production Systems
– Communication Skills I
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 2
CORE COURSES
– Principles of Economics II
– Democracy and Governance
– Principles of Administration and Management
– Computer Applications
– Introductory Statistics
– Communication skills II
– Political Economy
– Introductory Anthropology
– Science, Technology and Agrarian Development
– Extension Communication and Interpersonal Skills
– Introduction to Agribusiness

SEMESTER 3
CORE COURSES
– Introduction to Gender and Development
– Natural Resources Management
– Rural Industrialisation
–  Training for Development and Facilitation Methods
– Diffusion of Innovations
– Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development

ELECTIVE COURSES
– Production Economics
– Agricultural Marketing Management
– Microeconomics
– Extension Methods
– Communication Skills I
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 4
CORE COURSES
– Introduction to Demography and Population Studies
– International Relations and Economic Co- Operation
– Public Policies
– Co-operatives and Rural Development
– Conflicts Management
– Food and Nutrition Security
– Social Science Research Methodology and Research Project I

ELECTIVE COURSES
– Laws and Development
– Program Planning and Evaluation
– Macroeconomics
– Agricultural Price Analysis

SEMESTER 5
CORE COURSES
– Gender and Development
– Rural Development Planning
– Computer Application in Statistical Data Analysis
– Designing Rural Development Programmes/Projects
– Socio-Economics of Rural Livelihood
– Participatory Methodology
– Resource Policy, Legislation and Land Use Economics

ELECTIVE COURSES
– Agricultural Finance and Credit Management
– Communication Technology
– Information and Communication Management
– Communication Skills I
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 6
CORE COURSES
– Human Settlements and Ecology
– Rural Finance
– Poverty Analysis
– Rural Development Programmes/Projects Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation
– Human Resource Management
– Research Project II

ELECTIVE COURSES
– Population and Development
– Comparative Extension Systems
– Sociology of Development
– Social Impact Assessment

Admission Requirements

Two principal passes (4 points) in History/Kiswahili/Literature Geography/Economics/ Mathematics/Physics/ Chemistry /Biology/ Zoology/ Botany/Commerce/ Accounts/Food and Nutrition/ Science and Practice in Agriculture. An applicant with passes in Kiswahili and Literature as two subjects making 4 points must also have O-level credits in Biology, Geography and History. OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Rural Development or Agriculture or Agricultural Education or related fields and THREE credits or FOUR passes in History/ Kiswahili/ Literature/Geography/ Economics/ Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Zoology/ Botany/Commerce/Bookkeeping/Food and Nutrition/Agriculture at O-level certificate or its equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $30

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using online admission system  which can be accessed at http://www.suasis.sua.ac.tz/index.php/registration

Career Opportunities

Holders of Bachelor of Rural Development can get jobs as:
– Policy Analysts and Planners
– Programme Coordinators
– Managers or Officers in both government and private organisations
– Development planners
– Trainers
– Researchers and consultants in training and research institutions
– NGOs
– CBOs and other rural institutions, and managers of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs)

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $430
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,987

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,000,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 6,943,500 TZS

International Students pay more than the local students. Their fees are displayed in US Dollars (3,000 USD)

Relevant Contact

 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
 
Dr Anna Sikira
Head of Department of Development Studies