The length of the programme is 24 months. Students are expected to complete eight courses in a combination of four elective courses and four core courses, besides writing a dissertation. Each of the core courses has been assigned four credit hours while the elective course has been assigned three credit hours thus making a total of 28 credit hours of coursework. The list of the elective courses is subject to change and will be regularly updated.
• Development History, Theory and Policy
• Research Methods
• Anthropology and Development
• Development Economics
• Socio-economic perspectives on Conflict and Development
• Environmental Problems, Politics and Development
• Gender and Development
• Poverty, Population and Development
• Political Economy of Development
• Managing Globalization
• Development Management
• Econometrics for Development Studies
• Financial inclusion, poverty alleviation and Development
Additional weekly seminars will be scheduled over the course of the first two semesters with mandatory attendance. These seminars will be delivered by eminent social scientists to enable the students to gain insights into many of the development challenges, and allow them to choose the topics of their thesis.
The programme is intended for students with a good first degree (Masters and/or four years BA/BSc) in any development related discipline, preferably the social Sciences. Preference will be given to the applicants with some experience as development practitioners and to those who can demonstrate a genuine interest in the discipline.
Students will be taught by a faculty with doctorates from the world’s leading universities.
Theoretical insights on the multidisciplinary nature of development discourse coupled with enhanced analytical skills will allow the graduates to follow multiple career paths. They are expected to serve the national and international development agencies or pursue their doctorates.
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