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MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (MDS)

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MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES BY COURSEWORK (42 Credits)
 

INTRODUCTION
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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

A Bachelor degree with a minimum of CGPA 3.0 or equivalent and sufficient knowledge of development studies or relevant field.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

CORE COURSES (24 Credits) 

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

OPTIONAL COURSES (A+B)

(A) AT LEAST 3 OPTIONAL COURSES (9 Credits) 

  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Development
  • Institutions, Industrial Development and Economic Growth
  • Economics of Education
  • Gender and Development Issues

(B) NOT MORE THAN 3 OPTIONAL COURSES (9 Credits) 

  • The Malaysian Economy
  • Economic Development and Planning
  • Public Economics
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Social Policy and Development
  • Planning Community and Development

COURSE INFORMATION

PROGRAMME DURATION 
Minimum:     2 Semesters
Maximum:    8 Semesters

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (For International Applicants)
Minimum TOEFL score of 550 or;
Minimum IELTS overall band score of 5.5
 

Last Updated: 24/10/2019