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The School offers PhD by thesis. Applicants must have a good Master’s of Law degree from the University of Dar es Salaam or any other recognised University by TCU. PhD takes a minimum duration of 36 months (three years). Application into PhD in law is centrally made at the University level through the Directorate of postgraduate studies. (See

Below is a checklist which a PhD applicant has to consider before submitting his or her applications;

  • A well-written research proposal with a clear indication of the statement of a legal problem to be investigated, research questions or hypothesis, statement of objectives, proposed methodology and literature review.
  • Plagiarism receives no tolerance at the School.  An applicant must ensure originality of his or her proposal.
  • The Tanzania Commission must translate certificates obtained from foreign universities for University. 

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