Zanzibar University Offered courses for 2018/ 2019


UNDERGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMME

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

The Faculty of Business Administration offers courses leading to the following awards:-

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance (BBA-Acc. & Fin.);
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing (BBA-Mktng);
  • Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT); and
  • Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management (BPLM);
  • Faculty of Law and Shariah (FLS) 

The Faculty of Law and Shariah conducts courses leading to the following awards:

  • Bachelor of Law and Shariah (LL.B.)
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) 

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences conducts courses leading to the following awards:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (BPA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BAE)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Education) in Languages (BLE)
  • Bachelor of Islamic Banking and Finance (BIBF)
  • Bachelor of Information Science (BIS) and
  • Bachelor of International Relation and diplomacy (BIRD)
  • Faculty of Sciences (FoS)
  • Bachelor of IT with Education (BITE).

Faculty of Engineering (FoE)
The Faculty of Engineering conducts courses leading to the following awards:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Engineering and Information Technology;
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Telecommunications Engineering.
  • The following programmes are expected to start soon: –
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering;
  • Bachelor of Architecture and Interior Design; and
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources Management.

Faculty of Health and Allied Sciences (FoHAS)
The Faculty of Health and Allied Sciences conducts courses leading to the following award: –

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc (NUR)
  • The following programmes are expected to start soon: –
  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPharm.) and
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)

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POSTGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAM
The postgraduate study programmes available at Zanzibar University are conducted on the basis of coursework and dissertation or by thesis. They include Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees, and Master Degrees. Currently, the following postgraduate degree programmes are offered by various faculties under the guardianship of the University’s Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research (IPGSR): –
Doctor of Philosophy Degrees and
Master Degrees
Duration of the Postgraduate programmes
For full time study, the duration of any PhD degree shall be a minimum of six academic semesters and a maximum of ten academic semesters. The ten semesters include the leave of absence that, under very specific circumstances, the candidate may be allowed to take by the University authority.
Including the freezing time, part time PhD candidates will have a maximum of 14 academic semesters to complete their studies.
Master programmes will normally be of four semesters with a minimum duration of three academic semesters and a maximum of eight academic semesters for full time candidates. The eight semesters include the leave of absence that, under very specific circumstances, the candidate may be allowed to take by the University authority.
Including the freezing time, part time Masters candidates will have a maximum of 10 academic semesters to complete their studies.
Upon recommendation by the respective faculty’s technical committee on the relevance of the postgraduate work that has been accomplished, a candidate may be allowed to transfer up to a maximum of one third, of the required graduation load, of the relevant postgraduate work that has been done in other faculty or institution. The time will be proportionately calculated.
Length of a semester
The length of an academic semester shall be 17 weeks, with 15 weeks of teaching and 2 weeks of examinations.
Semester load
A minimum of 180 and 120 credit hours has to be completed at levels 9 for the award of Master degree and Post-graduate Diploma, respectively.
Minimum and Maximum Credit Units per Module
The minimum size of a module for Master degrees and postgraduate diplomas shall be 6 credits and the maximum size shall be 15 credits.
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GENERAL APPLICATION PROCEDURES
  1. Application forms for all programmes can be downloaded from the University’s website http://www.zanvarsity.ac.tz or obtained from the Admissions Office (for non-degree and undergraduate) and the office of Postgraduate Studies and Research (for postgraduate) prospective applicants.
  2. The forms, duly filled, must be returned to the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the office of Postgraduate Studies and Research on the dates specified by senate
  3. Postgraduate applicants must each submit two letters of referees
  4. The academic year begins in October and ends in September of the following year. During the registration, documents are thoroughly checked. Prospective students are therefore required to bring with them official original transcripts, certificates and other relevant documents as declared on the application forms. Legal action shall be taken against any applicant who presents forged documents.
  5. No change of names by students shall be allowed during the registration or the course of study; students shall only be allowed to use names appearing on their Ordinary Level Certificate.
  6. A non-refundable application fee of TZS 24,750/- for Tanzanian students and US$ 30 for non-Tanzanian students will be paid for undergraduate applicants. For postgraduate, application fees will be TZS 33,000/- and US$ 50 for Tanzanians and non-Tanzanians respectively.
  7. Non-degree programme applicants shall pay a non-refundable application fee of TZS 16,500/-.