MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
(a) a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of CGPA 3.0 or equivalent and sufficient knowledge of development studies or relevant field;
(b) any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time.
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:
(i) ten(10) credit hours of core courses; and
(ii) six (6) credit hours of optional courses.
A dissertation of a total of forty (40) credit hours.
|ERGD 6101||Development Theory and Practice|
|ERGD 6102||Globalization and Development|
|EXGA 6122||Philosophy and Methodology of Research|
|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.