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Master of Arts in Development Studies

The MDS program offers knowledge in various thematic fields of Human Rights and International Development; Peace, Security and Conflict Management; Gender and Community development; Children and Youth Development; as well as Public Policy Analysis. The management University of Africa has also intrdoduced two more Options in MDS, which are ;

Project Management Option with the following units – Project Planning and Management 3, Project Monitoring and Evaluation 3, Project Appraisal and Analysis 3, Project Risk Management 3, Project Leadership 3

Economic Development Option with the following Units – Public Policy and Development 3, Global Poverty and Social Policy Development 3, Economics of Development 3, Civil Society and Development 3, Environmental Sustainable Development 3.

MDS Curriculum Courses Offered

Development Management Theory

Resource Mobilization for Development

Social Policy and Gender Development

Sustainable Rural and Urban Development

Contemporary Children and Youth Policy

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Development

Peace, Conflict and Development

Research Methodology

Project Management Principles

Development Planning & Policy Formulation in Africa

Governance and Development in Africa
Networking for Policy Change

Environment & Development in a Global Perspective

Science, Technology and Industrialization

Procurement Management

Global Institutions and Development

Development Advocacy

Grant Management Essentials

Ethics, Law and Development

Organizational Leadership

Disaster Management

Social Statistics


Study mode: Evening, Weekend, Online

Intakes: January, May, September, Continuous

Duration: 2-4 years

Assessment modes:

Must have attained a second class honours upper Division and Above, Second Class Honours Lower Division with Two years working experience, acceptable by the University Senate 

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