Master of Arts in Peace and Security Studies (MA-PSS)

  • FeeTZS 4,395,000
  • LevelMaster Degree
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Starting DateOctober, 2023


This program is geared towards producing competent graduates imparted with knowledge, skills and experiences for application in policy marking and decision making in managerial level in the ring of Peace and Security. Graduates will also be able to operate at tactical and strategic levels as well as lead and manage Peace and Security systems of the organization within the business environment, at both local and international context both in public and private sector.

The programme is flexible and convenient as it considers for employees working in the private and public sector due to the Blended Learning Model (BLM). With BLM approach, the students who are not able to attend physical classes can choose to learn and accomplish all assignments through online essentials like Moodle and Zoom. The students who opt for BLM; it requires them to appear physically at the campus during class tests, final exams, research proposal and dissertation presentations. This programme contains the following modules and dissertation writing.

What you'll study
Semester I

  • Peace building and conflict Resolution
  • National and Global security challenges
  • Peace and sustainable Development
  • Public international law & law of Armed conflicts
  • International Relations and diplomacy
  • Research methods in peace and security studies
Semester II

  • Disarmament, Demobilization, and Re-integration
  • Intelligence and security
  • Gender, peace and security
  • Human security in post-conflict interventions
  • Geo-political Environment
  • Patriotism and National Interest
  • MA Dissertation
Entry Requirements

  1. At least a Second Class Degree of the Institute of Accountancy Arusha or an equivalent degree from a recognized higher learning Institution.
  2. Candidates with unclassified degree (e.g. M.D.) Shall have at least a B grade average in the subject of the intended Master’s Programme.
  3. A Candidate who holds a Pass Degree may also be considered for admission if:
  4. i) His/her undergraduate performance in the proposed area of study was at least B grade.
    ii)He/she scored B grade in the project work/research as one of the conditions for accomplishment of Bachelor Degree.
  5. An applicant with a Postgraduate diploma in the respective field of study.
  6. Candidate with Second Class Advanced Diploma of Accountancy Arusha or from any other recognized higher learning Institution.