The Master of Development Studies is a multidisciplinary programme that sets to provide solid grounding in development from theoretical, conceptual, historical and contemporary perspectives, as well as a good grasp of empirical research, policy analysis, and development in practice particularly applicable to development scholars, practitioners and policymakers. The programme exposes students to development theories and a wide range of topics related to development. The students are also trained to conduct research in development studies.



    A Bachelor degree with a minimum of CGPA 3.0 or equivalent and sufficient knowledge in the field of economics or in quantitative oriented fields.  



    Minimum: 2 Semesters
    Maximum: 8 Semesters



    A non-citizen applicant who wishes to follow a Master’s Degree Programme (other than specific programme at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics and all programmes in the Faculty of Medicine) shall obtain at least the result below in one of the English Language competency examination as stated below:

    A minimum score of 550 for paper-based total (PBT), a score of 213 for the computer-based total (CBT) or a score of 80 for the internet-based total (IBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
    A minimum score of band 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic);
    Score according to the respective standard programmes if it is higher than (i) and (ii).
    For any standard programme which states that the TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) score is lower than the minimum score of the University, these programmes should follow the minimum score set by the University;
    Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 42;
    Minimum Grade C for the English Language subject General Certificate of Education (A-Level);
    Minimum Grade C for the Cambridge English: First (FCE);
    Minimum Grade C for Cambridge English: Advance (CAE);
    Minimum Grade C for Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE); or
    Minimum band 4 Malaysian University English Test (MUET).


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Last Updated: 17/09/2021