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Masters Programmes

PostGraduate Diploma Programmes

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  • Supervision and Examination of Students Research Projects
  • PHD/Doctoral Programmes

    Master of Arts In Development Studies


    Part-Time: (Evening Programme) Eighteen (18) months to 24 months
    Distance Learning: Eighteen (18) months to 24 months.

    Entry requirements

    As a general rule, applicants for Masters Programmes must hold a good first Degree in the relevant field of their desired studies or acceptable professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, ACA, inter alia. However, a tentative separate system of entry requirements may be devised, in the discretion of the Senate, should an exceptionally deserving case of application arise.

    Course Structure

    Stage 1
    1. MDS511 Advanced Development Thinking
    2. MDS512 Rural Development and Agricultural
    3. MDS513 Development Policy
    4. MDS720 Gender and Development
    5. MDS721 Development Management
    Stage 2
    1. GBEPM520 Project Planning and Control
    2. GBEPM740 Monitoring and Evaluation
    3. GBS700 Research Methods
    4. GBS751 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    5. MDS618 Urban and Regional Planning
    Stage 3
    1. GBS800 Dissertation
    2. MDS719 Environment and sustainable Development
    3. MDS722 Public Finance and Development
    Stage 4