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MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (MDS) 2018 / 2018

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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

 

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

 

FEES STRUCTURE

AVERAGE FEES*

MALAYSIAN

RM 14,130.00*

INTERNATIONAL

RM 27,867.50*

*Subject to change

PROGRAMME BROCHURE

Last Updated: 11/07/2018