Courses offered at Open University of Tanzania

Courses offered at Open University of Tanzania

The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) is the first university in the whole of the East Africa region to offer educational programmes through Open and Distance Learning mode.

The university offers a number of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The courses at Open University of Tanzania include:

S/N Programme Programme Duration (Yrs)
1 Bachelor of Arts with Education  3-8
2 Bachelor of Arts Journalism   3-8
3 Bachelor of Arts Mass Communication   3-8
4 Bachelor of Arts Sociology   3-8
5 Bachelor of Arts Social Work   3-8
6 Bachelor of Arts Tourism   3-8
7 Bachelor of Arts Economics   3-8
8 Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Linguistics   3-8
9 Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili & Creative Studies   3-8
10 Bachelor of Arts in History   3-8
11 Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resources Management   3-8
12 Bachelor of Arts in Population and Development   3-8
13 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and religious Studies   3-8
14 Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration   3-8
15 Bachelor of Arts in International Relations   3-8
16 Bachelor of Library & Information Management   3-8
17 Bachelor of Community Economic Development   3-8
18 Bachelor of Arts in Literature (BA LIT)   3-8
19 Bachelor of Business Administration with Education   3-8
20 Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)   3-8
21 Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance)   3-8
22 Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)   3-8
23 Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)   3-8
24 Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business)   3-8
25 Bachelor of Human Resource Management   3-8
 26 Bachelor of Education in Special Education   3-8
 27 Bachelor of Education Teacher Educator (BED TE)   3-8
 28 Bachelor of Education in Adult and Distance Learning (BED ADL)   3-8
 29 Bachelor of Education in Educational Policy and Management (BED EPM)   3-8
 30 Bachelor of Laws   3-8
 31 Bachelor of Science General (BSc Gen)   3-8
 32 Bachelor of Science Environmental studies(ES)   3-8
 33 Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc Ed)   3-8
 34 Bachelor of Science (ICT)   3-8
 35 Bachelor of Science in Energy Resources (BSc ER)   3-8
 36 Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics (BSc FND)   3-8


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma in Policy Studies (PGDPS)
Master of Arts in Literature (MA Lit) Thesis
Master of Arts in Linguistics   (M.A. (Ling))
Master of Arts in Economics by Research/Thesis (M.A. (Econ))
Master of Science in Economics (MSc. Economics)
Masters in Community Economic Development (MCED)-Executive
Master of Arts in History (M.A. (History))
Master of Arts in Kiswahili (M.A. (Kiswahili))
Master of Arts in Geography (M.A. (Geography))
Master of Arts in Tourism Studies (M.A. (Tour. Stud.)
Master of Arts in Social work (MA SW)
Master in International Cooperation and Development (MICD)
Master in Humanitarian Action, Cooperation and Development (MHACD)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Faculty of Business Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies (PGDBS
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
Master of Project Management (MPM)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Faculty of Education
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
Master of Education (M.Ed)
Master of Education in Administration, Planning and Policy Studies (M.Ed.APPS)
Master of Distance Education (M.Dist. Ed.)
Master of Education in Language Teaching (M. Ed. in LT)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Faculty of Science, Technology and Environmental Studies
Master of Science in Biology (M.Sc. Bio)
Master of Science in Mathematics (M.Sc. MAT)
Master of Science in Chemistry (M.Sc. Chem)
Master of Science in Physics (M.Sc. Phy)
Master of Science in Home Economics (M.Sc.  HE)
Master of Science in Environmental Science (M.Sc. ES)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Faculty of Law
Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL)
Master of Laws (LL.M) by Coursework
Masters of Law (LLM) by Thesis
Master of Law – IT and Telecommunications (LLM IT&T)
Master of Law in International Criminal Justice (LLM ICJ)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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  3. Steven Chiunye   July 25, 2018 at 4:08 pm


    Do you offer a Master of Science in Environmental Science (M.Sc. ES) through Distance Education to countries in the Southern African Region like Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana and others? What’s the tuition fees in US Dollars?

    Thank you.

  4. Fred   July 26, 2018 at 5:45 pm


    Do you over PhD in environmental Economics?

  5. MWACHA   August 2, 2018 at 10:27 am

    i did not see DIPLOMA COURSE there? are you not offering diploma course?

  6. Alex Amin Munyao   August 7, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I am looking for M. A. HISTORY please assist me know mode of study and tuition cost

  7. Maximillian nicholaus   August 9, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Iam looking for diploma in cnflicts and project management are offering this course?

  8. Mike Ustah   August 24, 2018 at 4:24 am

    what is the accreditation of the Open University TZ?

  9. Paru Benard   September 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Is there PhD in Monitoring and evaluation in OUT?

  10. Kizito Fabian   September 20, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    i am searching for a course of Masters in Education done by Thesis only.Do you offer such a course?

  11. Eunice   November 27, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    I am looking for Bachelor of Community Economic Development, may you assist on how I can attend the course?
    From Kilimanjaro Region

  12. ADAM   December 12, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Hello, I want to know if you provide master in supply chain management

  13. Fadhili Haule   December 20, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Hi I am undergraduate with degree course Bachelor of education in policy planning and management, i want to know if you offer masters course relating to my course,

  14. Mohammed   February 17, 2019 at 9:16 pm


    I just want to check you the University if you offer MSc. in ICT or anything in that direction. I have a BSc. in ICT already

  15. Emilliana Mleleu   February 27, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    do you offer common wealth course??

  16. said   March 27, 2019 at 11:25 am

    I am looking for Master in Corporate management

  17. Hellen Fanuel   July 20, 2019 at 11:01 am

    I am looking for Master in Peace keeping and Conflict resolution

  18. zinduna   July 24, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    fees of public administration

  19. ITEGERO I MSIRA   August 27, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Mnatoa kozi za certificate in leader ship

  20. YUSUPH MAULID LIGALAWA   September 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    How to get codes and to confirm?

  21. Robert Shiwa   December 19, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I am interesting to pursue MBA Logistics and Transports Economies, is there one?

  22. Masige James   December 19, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    In faculty of Business Management
    -Master of Project Management how about duration, to start up to complete.
    And tuition fees for that course?

  23. Alina Iitope   June 3, 2020 at 11:36 am

    I m interested to studies Bachelor of Science in Environmental studies.Is it offered on distance mode of study as i m in Namibia?
    Please send me more information on my email.

  24. Letisia   July 9, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Any counseling degree course in distance learning?


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