Master of Development Studies


The Master of Development Studies (MDS) is an interdisciplinary social science Master Program focusing on problems of poverty and human development. The aim of the MDS is to offer a combination of background theoretical knowledge and concrete skills to understand asses and work in development-related fields. Students will acquire a critical social science approach which prepares them to make contributions to sustainable human development in a role such as policy makers, trainers or practitioners in government agencies, private firms and NGOs.

Programme Objectives

The program institutionalizes a dynamic and strategic vision to provide an interdisciplinary, advanced, research-based and practical education in the contemporary world of development.

Areas of Specialization

  • Organizational Development
  • Community Development
  • Conflict Transformation and peace Building
  • Child/ Youth Development

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree with at least an upper Second class honors; or

A Bachelor's degree with a lower Second Class Honors and two years work experience in a related field, or

A Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale (B+) or the equivalent, from an accredited University or College.


Two (2) years (4 Semesters).