WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,065 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Science in Social Protection Policy and Development
Start Date:October 2020
Academic Unit:Faculty of Insurance and Social Protection
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2020
Programme Overview

The Master of Science in Social Protection Policy and Development (MSc. SPP) degree offered by the Institute of Finance Management (IFM), is a one year programme enabling graduates become competent strategic managers in the field of social protection policy and development. At the end of the programme the graduates will have the ability to:
(i) Evaluate appropriate institutional determinants for the design of social protection policies and reforms,
(ii) Analyze the public-social expenditure and revenues and apply skills in public finance and financial management in governing social protection institutions,
(iii) Apply actuarial aspects and quantitative methods in modeling, designing and implementing various social protection programmes,
(iv) Apply legal, administrative and public policy making skills in governing social protection institutions,
(v) Use research skills to solve social issues related to gender, child protection and disability in Tanzania, and
(vi) Design feasible micro-insurance instruments for managing socio-economic risks.


First Semester:
– Public Policy Making
– Public Finance
– Comparative Social Policy Analysis
– Social Protection Laws and Labour administration
– Financing Social Protection
– Quantitative Methods

Second Semester:
– Social Protection Governance
– Health Care Modelling and Financing
– Actuarial Practices in Social Protection
– Social Budgeting
– Research Methodology
– Dissertation
Elective Modules:
– Social Policy Administration
– Gender, Child Protection and Disability Perspectives in Social Protection
– Micro-Insurance

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry qualifications for the Master of Science in Social Protection Programme will include a Bachelor Degree in any field attained at NTA Level 8 or from a recognized university, with at least a Lower Second Class.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $22
Application Fees for International Students: $50

Applicants wishing to have themselves enrolled in the Institute of Finance Management Tanzania, should take note of the following:
1. All applications and recommendations must be submitted via an online application system.
2. Each applicant is responsible for ensuring his/her application is complete and correct.
3. No online application will be successful if a non-refundable fee has not been paid.

4. IFM will not consider any additional materials or changes once an application has been submitted. However an applicant can ask for amendment of online submitted materials after announcement has been made and new round of online application has been allowed.
5. The completed application becomes the confidential property of IFM and is not returnable
6. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all the information and accompanying material provided in connection with their application is authentic and accurate
7. The Institute may at any time require applicants to provide satisfactory verification of the information and documents submitted as part of the application. If an applicant is unable to do so, the Institute reserves the right to cease consideration of the application, to withdraw any offer of admission already made, and/or to terminate one’s status as a student
8. Applicants assume all costs for authenticating and verifying documents and information associated with their application
9. All applicants previously admitted but did not register in the admitted year, are required to re-submit a new completed online application
10. Once an application is submitted, the Institute reserves the right to request additional information from the applicant, including, but not limited to, an interview

11. All applicants who have been invited for an interview must fulfil the request in order to complete the application process
12. Communication for admission will be done to applicants who meet the admission requirements.
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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $2,065
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,389

Tuition Fee per year for Tanzanian Students = 4,800,000 TZS
Tuition Fee per year for International Students = 5,554,080 TZS

The Institute of Finance Management (IFM) has made arrangement for instalment payment to ease the financial burden on its students. If one is unable to pay the amounts above at once, he or she can do it in four instalments:

Relevant Contact

Dr. K Mashaushi
Dean, Faculty of Insurance and Social Protection
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admissions Enquiries