Duration of registration shall be one (1) academic year for postgraduate diploma provided the maximum duration of active registration period (including extensions if any) shall not exceed three (3) consecutive years.
A student may be allowed to postpone studies for reasons of proven continued ill health supported by a doctor’s medical certificate, financial problems, or for any other reason which, in the opinion of the Senate, is strong enough to prevent one from pursuing studies effectively.
Such postponement which shall be approved by the Senate shall be for a semester or one academic year as the case may be provided that this postponement would be within the limit of the three-year time frame.
A candidate requesting for postponement shall sit for supplementary examination for subjects he/she is entitled to supplement.
ix) The candidate may apply for extension to relevant Faculty/Institute/School and the Directorate of Research, Publications and Postgraduate Studies (DRPS), and the same be approved by the Senate. A candidate who fails to complete his or her studies within the specified period shall be deregistered from studies.
Notwithstanding sections 3.3.3 and 3.3.4, a candidate seeking for extension beyond the specified period of completing his or her programme shall be required to pay extra fees proportionately.
A candidate who passes his or her coursework but fails to complete his or her dissertation or extra required coursework within the period of three (3) years will be entitled to a Postgraduate Diploma subject to Senate’s approval.
A masters and postgraduate candidate who fails in not more than three subjects shall be allowed to sit for supplementary examinations in September. The candidate who fails in the supplementary examinations shall be allowed to re-sit the failed subjects during the end of semester one examinations of the following academic year, after which if he/she fails again shall be discontinued.
A candidate who produces a fraudulently obtained certificate during registration process or after registration shall not be registered or shall be deregistered and legal actions shall be taken against him or her.
Delivery Modes and Categories of Postgraduate Programmes
- Masters programmes may be offered under the following delivery modes including but not limited to distance learning, executive, or mainstream.
- The modes can be offered in two categories: by either coursework and dissertation, or coursework only.
- Postgraduate diploma will be offered by coursework only.
Coursework and Examinations Evaluation
- Candidates registered for coursework and dissertation programme shall do coursework examinations following assessment criteria and procedures approved by the Senate through the relevant Faculties/Institutes/Schools
- The coursework portion shall consist of a minimum of forty (40) credit points of postgraduate courses as specified by each Faculty/Institute/School. One (1) subject (other than subjects offered by the Faculty of Law) carries four (4) credit points. For the Faculty of Law one subject carries five (5) credit points. The courses may be taken at Mzumbe University or at any other approved institution.
- Pursuant to section 3.1.5 of the Regulations and Guidelines for Postgraduate Programmes, the additional courses pursued to meet the minimum requirements to the programme shall not be counted during determination of the overall grade for the Masters.
- Matters relating to evaluation and examinations not addressed in the Regulations and Guidelines for Postgraduate Programmes, shall abide to the Mzumbe University examination and students’ assessment criteria by – laws.