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Master of Development Studies (MDS)

MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (BY COURSEWORK - 42 CREDITS)

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.

Postgraduate Handbook (Economics and Administration Field) 2021/2022 
MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES MINI HANDBOOK 2022-2023
MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES MINI HANDBOOK 2023-2024

"REMINDER: Please take note that students are required to register for courses with the course code as stated in the handbook by respective cohort intake.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

A Bachelor degree with a minimum of CGPA 3.0 or equivalent and sufficient knowledge in the field of Development Studies or related fields.
Pass the interview by the Faculty

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

4 CORE COURSES (24 Credits)

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

At least 18 credit of the following optional courses:

  •  Social Protection
  •  Political Economy
  •  Public Policy Analysis
  •  Social Policy and Development
  •  Planning and Community Development
  •  Applied Econometrics
  •  Poverty and Inequality
  •  Gender Issues In Development
  •  Climate Change and Development
  •  Environmental Sustainability In Organisations
  •  Sustainable Finance
  •  Entrepreneurship And Innovation For Development
  •  Institutions and Industrial Development

*Optional Courses offered in each semester may vary from semester to semester

Minimum: 2 Semesters
Maximum: 8 Semesters

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS)

An International applicant who wishes to follow a Master of Development Studies programme shall obtain at least the result below in one of the English Language competency examinations 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 of overall IELTS (Academic) score of Band 6.0 with a score of 6.0 for each components (Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening);

• Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 51;

• Minimum band 4 Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

BROCHURE

Malaysian Applicants         OPEN

International Applicants     OPEN

Last Update: 30/03/2024