Doctor Of Philosophy (PhD)

Duration Of Training

A  3 – 4 year programme (1 year of extension possible) of research activities, with some added training courses.

Area Of Specialization.

  1. Doctorate in Bio-Medical Sciences (P.h.D in BMS).
  2. Doctorate in Clinical Medicine (P.h.D in CLM).
  3. Doctorate in Epidemiology (P.h.D in EPD).
  4. Doctorate in Public Health and Health Systems (P.h.D in PHS)


Two supervisors will be appointed by TUMA, one of them holding a position from TUMA. The second Supervisor may be from another University, either within Tanzania or from outside Tanzania.

Completion of the Thesis:

The candidate provides the manuscript insufficient copies to be presented to the assessment Committee.

The College will nominate an Assessment  Committee of a minimum of 3 people and approved by Tumaini University Makumira Senate.

The Defense:

The defense before an audience to be determined by the individual College.

Approval of the Results

The results of the defense must be sent to the  College academic board and then to the TUMA Senate for approval.


The candidate will receive his/her degree during the TUMA college graduation day.