This course intends to provide a unique opportunity to students who want to provide their ability in their areas of specialization taking into account to that this programme is purely self studies where students do concentrate in their areas of specialization.
Aims and Objectives of the Programme
The Master of Laws Programme aims at producing legal experts equipped with good analytical skills to tackle current legal problems arising from the changing nature of Tanzanian society and elsewhere in the third world and other countries in the world in social, economic and political sectors.
It is a result oriented programme that enables a candidate to be fully equipped to tackle specified specialized legal problems and issues in various areas and specialties offered by the Faculty of law. The candidate may also with the permission of the Dean of the Faculty opt to do his/her course on traditional subjects under offer.
Eligibility for Admission
The course for Master of Laws degree of the Open University of Tanzania will be open for Law graduates of the University of Dar es Salaam, the Open University of Tanzania and any other recognized university, especially from countries of common law jurisdiction. A holder of Postgraduate Diploma in Law of Open University of Tanzania or other equivalent qualification * who is also a holder of a first degree in law (pass) may be eligible for admission to the Master of Laws Degree of the Open University of Tanzania.
Programme Mode Delivery
The LLM Programme will be delivered through blended mode; Moodle and distance (Coursework papers and dissertation) for LLM by Coursework.
Courses of Study
- A candidate will be required to choose his/her subject provided under No. 2.9 subjects offered
- A candidate will have to choose one core subject in which he/she will have to write at least 2 coursework papers and a dissertation and
- He/she will also have to choose one elective course in which he/she will have to write the two remaining coursework papers.
Units for each subject shall be as follows:
- Core courses 32 credits (8 units)
- Elective Courses 16 credits (4 units)
- Dissertation 24 Credits (6 units)
Duration of the Course
The course duration will be for the maximum of FIVE years provided that a candidate may complete his/her course before five years but not less than THREE years of studying. The time for study may be extended by the Senate if it is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to do so.
Submission of Dissertation
- Candidates will have to notify the Chairman of the Postgraduate Studies Committee of Senate his/her intention to submit his/her dissertation, three months prior to submission.
- In his/her dissertation, the candidate will have to declare, to the satisfaction of the University that the work he/she has submitted is his/her own work and has never been submitted to any other University.
- A candidate will be required to submit his/her dissertation in quadruplet.
- A candidate, upon recommendation of the examiners to the Senate may be required to re-submit the dissertation after reviewing the same.
Award of the Degree of Master of Laws
The degree of Masters of Laws shall not be classified but may be awarded with distinction.
Subjects offered for the Master of Laws Degree of the Open University of Tanzania
|OLW 601: Environmental Law, Regulation and Policy||2||8|
|OLW 602: Industrial and Labour Relations Law||2||8|
|OLW 603: Corporate Law, Securities and Banking||2||8|
|OLW 604: Domestic and International Regulation and Protection of Foreign Investments.||2||8|
|OLW 605: Property Relations (Advanced Land Law)||2||8|
|OLW 606: Constitutionalism, Good Governance and Human Rights;||2||8|
|OLW 612: Tax Law||2||8|
|OLW 617: Alternative Disputes Resolutions|
|OLW 618 Intellectual Property Law||2||8|
|OLW 619 Sports and Entertainment Law||2||8|
|OLW 607: Civil Procedure||1||4|
|OLW 608: Jurisprudence||1||4|
|OLW 609: Law of Contract||1||4|
|OLW 610: Private International Law||1||4|
|OLW 611: Succession and Trusts||1||4|
|OLW 613: Criminal Law and Procedure||1||4|
|OLW 614: Family Law||1||4|
|OLW 615: Sale of Goods/Negotiable Instruments||1||4|
|OLW 616: Public International Law||1||4|
|OLW 620: Maritime Law||1||4|
|OLW 621 Administrative Law||1||4|
|OLW 622 Law of Evidence||1||4|
|OLW 623 Law of Tort||1||4|
|OLW 624 Constitutional Law||1||4|
|OLW625 Criminology and Penology||1||4|
|OLW626 Islamic Law||1||4|
|OLW627 Labour Law||1||4|
|OLW628 Legal Aspects of International Trade and Investments||1||4|
|OLW629 Law of Business Associations||1||4|
This school offers programs in:
Cost & Fees
Non Tuition Fees
|DESCRIPTION||LOCALS (TSH)||EAC/SADC(USD)||NON SADC/EAC (USD)|
|Student Organization fee (paid annually)||20,000||20||20|
|Quality assurance fee (paid annually)||20,000||20||40|
|Coursework Examination fee per paper||20,000||40||60|
|Mode Of Delivery||LOCALS (TSH)||EAC/SADC (USD)||NON EAC/SADC (USD)|
|ITEM||LOCALS (TSH)||FOREIGN STUDENTS(USD)|
|Research/Field Costs & Consultations||1,500,000||1,000|
Last updated August 31, 2017