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MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (MDS) 2016 / 2017

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MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

(a) a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of CGPA 3.0 or equivalent and sufficient knowledge of development studies or relevant field; 
or 
(b) any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

International applicants who have not received a bachelor's degree from an institution in which the language of instruction is English must show proof of a minimum standard of proficiency in English. The minimum English language requirement for purposes of admission is:

(a) a score of 550 for paper-based total or 213 for computer-based total for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or 
(b) a band of 6 for the International English Testing System (IELTS).

 

STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMME

Degree by Coursework & Dissertation
The programme of Master of Development Studies by coursework and dissertation has a total load of fifty six (56) credit hours consisting of: 

(a) Courses
   (i) ten(10) credit hours of core courses; and
   (ii) six (6) credit hours of optional courses.


(b) Dissertation
   A dissertation of a total of forty (40) credit hours.

CORE COURSES

Code Course
ERGD 6101 Development Theory and Practice
ERGD 6102 Globalization and Development
EXGA 6122 Philosophy and Methodology of Research

 

OPTIONAL COURSES

Code Course
ERGD 6103 Poverty and Distribution
ERGD 6104 Sustainable Development and Environmental Management
ERGD 6105 Entrepreneurship and Development
EXGA 6103 Economic Development and Planning
EXGA 6112 The Malaysian Economy
EXGA 6114 Economic Policy Analysis
EXGA 6305 Public Economics
EXGA 6308 Sustainability and Growth
EXGA 6309 Islamic Banking and Finance
EPGB 6123 Policy Analysis and Programme Evaluation
EPGB 6124 Politics, Development and Governance
EPGB 6322 Social Policy and Development
EPGB 6324 Planning Administration and Community Development
EPGB 6325 Civil Society and Social Transformation

OR Any other courses approved by the Faculty 

DURATION OF PROGRAMME

The minimum period of study is 3 semesters and the maximum period of study is 8 semesters. Each academic year consists of two semesters, commencing in September (Semester I) and February (Semester II) of each year.

* COURSE INFORMATION

FEES STRUCTURE
  
PROGRAMME BROCHURE

LECTURING TIME TABLE FOR MDS SEM I & II, 2016/2017

Last Updated: 10/07/2018