INVITATION TO APPLY FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT EASTERN AFRICA STATISTICAL TRAINING CENTRE (EASTC) FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018

 

The Rector of the Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre (EASTC) located in Dar-Es-Salaam invites all interested applicants in the field of Official Statistics to apply for admission into programmes offered at EASTC for 2017/2018 Academic year.

 

Application is open for the following postgraduate programmes expected to commence by October 2017

 

1. MASTERS IN OFFICIAL STATISTICS (MOS)

 

Category A: MOS General 18 months;

The programme is arranged as follows

  • 12 months Coursework

  • 6 months Dissertation

A candidate who successfully completes coursework will be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Official Statistics (PDOS).

Upon successful submission of the research proposal, a candidate may opt to work on dissertation component online with supervision by the Centre and the allocated supervisor(s). 

 

Category B: MOS with specialization 24 months

 The programme is arranged as follows

  • Coursework 18 months

  • Dissertation 6 months

Within 18 months of coursework, 12 months will cover General Official Statistics and 6 months will cover one of the following Specializations:

  • National Accounts & Price Statistics

  • Agricultural Statistics

  • Survey Methodologies

  • Population Statistics

Upon successful submission of the research proposal, a candidate may opt to work on dissertation component online with supervision by the Centre and the allocated supervisor(s). 

 

Entry Requirements

  1. A first degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics or any other relevant discipline from a recognized institution of higher learning. The applicant should preferably be working with the National Statistical System.

  2. Candidates with unclassified degrees should have a credit or a distinction in the subject of intended Master’s Degree.

  3. Candidates with Pass degrees will also be considered for admission if:- their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a “B” grade average or above AND they have satisfied the Centre that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work/ research experience of at least three years and/or additional professional development courses of duration of at least three months

  4. Candidates who are non-degree holders but do hold Advanced or Postgraduate Diplomas may be considered for admission provided that such Diplomas are in the Upper second/Distinction category and are from institutions considered to be Institutions of Higher Learning recognized by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

 

2. MASTERS IN AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS (MAS)

 

The programme is offered in collaboration with Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). It is arranged as follows:

  • Coursework 18 months

  • Dissertation 6 months

Upon successful submission of the research proposal, a candidate may opt to work on dissertation component online with supervision by the Centre and the allocated supervisor(s). 

 

Entry Requirements

  1. An honors first degree in any field of Agriculture or theoretical statistics from any approved higher learning Institution.

  2. Candidates with unclassified degrees should have a credit or a distinction in the subject of intended Master’s Degree.

  3. Candidates with Pass degrees will also be considered for admission if:- their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a “B” grade average or above AND they have satisfied the Centre that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work/ research experience of at least three years and/or additional professional development courses of duration of at least three months.

  4. Candidates who are non-degree holders but do hold Advanced or Postgraduate Diplomas may be considered for admission provided that such Diplomas are in the Upper second/Distinction category and are from institutions considered to be Institutions of Higher Learning recognized by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU)