Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies

This programme has been developed with the understanding that there is a widening demand for professionals who can be able to initiate and mobilize communities to participate in the facilitation of their own development. BDS resonates with the needs of the devolved government as stipulated in the new constitution with the need to have the people in the rural areas to be fully involved in the community development activities.

MUA graduates will be well equipped with gender development skills to enable them design and facilitate development events that lead to Gender Equity in all human development endeavors.

BDS has the following options :

i) Economic development

ii) Entrepreneurship

iii) Project management

iv) Environmental Management

Study mode: Full-time

Intakes: January, May, September

Admission criteria:

To be considered for admission an applicant should:

  • Meet the minimum academic qualification criteria set out above
  • Complete and submit the application form to the admissions office.
  • Submit certified copies of relevant qualifications documents/certificates for admission including KCSE results slip/certificate or its equivalent
  • Attach 2 pass port size photographs
  • Attach a Copy of national ID or passport
  • Pay KES 2000 application fees to the university account - (The Management University of Africa, Co-operative Bank of Kenya Mombasa Road , Branch Acc. No. 01129504445300)
  • Admissions will be for JanuaryMay, and September classes. Applications can be made anytime but applications late for a particular admission semester will automatically be carried forward to the next semester admissions.
Assessment modes:

Assessment will be based on;

  • Continuous Assessment Test (CAT)
  • Work Based Assessment (WBA)
  • End of semester written examination
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