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The Master programme is aimed at training community economic development practitioners to work in the government and communities. Graduates should be in a position to generate knowledge and information that will permit local leaders to make informed decisions. The platform students are registered into the system and a lecturer for each course uploads documents to be read and continuously interact online with the students.

Programme Summary

Course Name:Masters in Community Economic Development
Course Initials:  MCED
Duration:  18 Months
Total Units: 18
Mode of Deliverence:

Programmes Informations

Candidates holding the following qualifications will be eligible for admission into the Masters in Community Economic Development (MCED) Programme:

  1. First degree holders from recognized universities in the field of community economic development with at least a minimum GPA of 2.7; and/or;
  2. Candidates with postgraduate Diploma with at least two years practical work experience in a relevant field.

Programme Structure Compulsory Modules (Core)

Course Code

Course Title

CED 631

Principles and practice of CED

CED 632

Advanced Research methods for Social scientists

CED 633

Economics for CED

CED 634

Project design and management CED


Organizational management for community organizations

CED 636

Micro-Enterprise Development CED

CED 699


The fees paid to the University are of two categories: Tuition and Non-tuition fees. The Tuition fee is TSh 180,000/= per Unit per each course or dissertation one takes. For an Award of a Masters in Community Economic Development, one is required to take a minimum of 18 units. Therefore, a minimum tuition fee for the Master’s degree is TSh 3,240,000/= only. Please note that there are also some non-tuition fees including fee/charges paid for items such as registration, identity card, quality assurance, students union, coursework examination fee and plagiarism fee, altogether amount to TSh 410,000/=only.


NB: Kindly note the tuition fees can be paid in four installments.

Name: Ms Janeth Gwimile
Title: Assistant Lecturer and Quality Assurance Officer
Mobile: +255 755937506

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Name: Janeth Gwimile
Title: Lecturer and Head of Department of Community Economic Development
E-mail: janeth.gwimile@
Mobile: +255 755937506

The Masters in Community Economic Development designed to meet the needs of labour market and educational needs of recent graduates and professionals. MCED candidates at the end of the programme will be able to carry out basic  accounting system and practices; manage small and medium sized organizations; conduct field based research; design and implement projects; provide technical assistance to community based organizations and institutions; prepare strategic plans; have a critical understanding of development finance; build and manage social and economic development programs; develop micro enterprise support initiatives; and use computer based information systems and statistical packages. Therefore, the programme will provide the opportunity for career enhancement and/or further graduate studies.

All courses are examined during the academic year in which they are studied. The assessment consists of three major ways: First, a term paper in the mid of the academic year which accounts for 30%. Second, participation in the discussion forums in MOODLE platform which contributes 20%. Finally, the annual examination which is done at end the end of the course for three hours contributes 50% to the final grade. More details on assessment regulations are provided in the OUT prospectus.

 External examiner

All tests and examinations are usually submitted to an external examiner unless a candidate appeals for re-examination of examination. Dissertations are submitted for evaluation to external examiner.