• The programme is designed to impart an advanced theoretical and practical understanding of development issues affecting developing countries in the global context. Key issues covered in the program include development theory, poverty alleviation strategies, food security, land reform, development finance, gender and development and development management techniques among other issues.
  • To be admitted to this programme a prospective student should normally have an upper second class relevant good honours degree from this or another recognized University 
  • Any first degree plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies from this university or another recognised university.

4 years Conventional and Block Release.

Candidates who enrol into this programme are those who want to understand local, national and global processes of development, and those who would like to work on, or analyse, development related tasks and issues. Candidates who graduate with this qualification can work as senior officers and managers in development advocacy, policy making, and global development policy analysis, the NGO sector, government agencies, and international development organisations.

  • HSDS 6601 Development Theories, Strategies and Issues
  • HSDS 6602 Development Research Methods and Approaches
    Plus any one elective from the following:
  • HSDS 6603 Theory and Practice of Rural Development
  • HSDS 6604 Development Finance
  • HSDS 6605 Land Reform, Poverty, Food Security in Africa
  • HSDS 6606 Development Management Techniques
    Plus any one elective from the following:
  • HSDS 6607 Industrialisation, Technology and Development in Africa
  • HSDS 6608 Gender and Development
  • HSDS 6609 Disability and Development
  • HSDS 6660 Development Studies Dissertation