Master of Development Studies

by | Feb 20, 2019

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The Master of Development Studies equips students with knowledge and tools for understanding and researching today’s development issues. The coursework of this programme lays the foundation for studying development in multidisciplinary perspective, covering theoretical and practical aspects. We address contemporary challenges arising from globalization, and transition students to the dissertation portion of the program through training in research methodology. Elective courses focus on major issues in development: poverty and inequality, industrialization, the role of institutions, sustainable development, and entrepreneurship

Career Opportunity

  • Government agencies ( federal, state, local and others)
  • International development agencies
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Educational services (universities, colleges and others)
  • Policy and research bodies

Core Courses

  • Development Theory and Practice
  • Globalization and Development
  • Philosophy and Methodology of Research

Optional Courses

  • Poverty and Distribution
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Development
  • Economic Development and Planning
  • The Malaysian Economy
  • Economic Policy Analysis
  • Public Economics
  • Sustainability and Growth
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Policy Analysis and Programme Evaluation
  • Politics, Development and Governance
  • Social Policy and Development
  • Planning Administration and Community Development
  • Civil Society and Social Transformation

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