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About the program 

  • Certificate in law program runs for one year. It aims to equip students with elementary principles of law. The program, therefore, prepares students for further legal studies or gives basic legal knowledge to those already working in other fields. The program is run by University of Dar es Salaam at different centres in the country, including the main campus, Lumumba (Dar es Salaam), Ukonga (Dar es Salaam), Zanzibar, Arusha, Dodoma and Mwanza.

Entry Requirements and the Admission Process

  • All candidates aspiring to join the programme must apply through the School of Law for admission. No centre is allowed to register a Candidate without the admission letter issued to the candidate by the University of Dar es Salaam.
  • A candidate, before being admitted to the course, must have obtained the School Leaving Certificate at Ordinary Secondary Education at Division Three level and above.
  • A candidate who does not have such a certificate may be admitted in exceptional circumstances on the recommendation of the DeanD

Duration 

  • The duration of study shall be for a maximum period of 2 semesters of full-time attendance. Candidates who wish to pursue the programme on a part-time basis shall be required to obtain special permission of the School Board provided the maximum duration for a candidate to remain enrolled in the programme shall not exceed two years. Teaching shall adhere to the Semester System of the University of Dar es Salaam.

Examinations 

  • Certificate in Law candidates must satisfy the examiners by attaining a minimum of 48 credits in compulsory courses and 48 credits in optional courses.
  • Examination in each course shall be by way of a written examination bearing 100%.
  • No candidate shall be eligible to sit for the Certificate in Law Examinations unless he or she has attended at least 60% of the seminars.
  • The School Board may award a pass with distinction to a Certificate in Law candidate who obtains a Grade “A” in four courses or Grade “B+” or above in 5 out of 7 courses taken at Certificate in Law examination, excluding CL Communication Skills.
  • Where a candidate fails in one or two courses at “D” grade he/she may, on the recommendation of the School Board, be permitted to re-sit the failed course(s) at a supplementary examination. 
  • Where a candidate fails in two courses at “D” and “E” grades he/she may, on the recommendation of the School Board, be permitted to re-sit the failed course(s) at a supplementary examination. 
  • Where a candidate fails in two courses at “E” grade, he/she may, on the recommendation of the School Board, be permitted to repeat the year.
  • Where a candidate fails in three courses at “D” grade, he/she may, on the recommendation of the School Board, be permitted to repeat the year.
  • Where a candidate fails in three courses, two at “D” level, one at “E” grade he/she may, on the recommendation of the School Board, be permitted to repeat the year.
  • Where a candidate fails in three courses, two at “E” level, one ad “D” level, he/she shall be discontinued from studies.
  • Where a candidate fails in three courses at “E” level, he/she shall be discontinued from studies.
  • Where a candidate fails in CL Communication Skills, he/she may be permitted to re-sit the examination during regular university examination session until he passes, provided that this shall not be beyond the two years allowed for a candidate to remain registered in the programme.

Kindly visit our website regularly for updates on when applications for admission is open. For more information on our programs kindly download our prospectus here.

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