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MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

The Master of Arts in Development Studies programme addresses development issues using theories and methodological approaches of various academic disciplines. The course, however, assumes some formal study or practical experience in the social sciences. The curriculum takes advantage of the varied academic background and experience of IDS staff to offer a programme characterized by theoretical rigor, emphasis on research methodology, people orientation, and an interdisciplinary issue-based approach.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for admission to the University of Nairobi for the above programme are:


1.      A holder of at least an upper-second bachelorís degree from the University of Nairobi in any discipline;


2.      A holder of an equivalent degree or an equivalent qualification recognized by University of Nairobi Senate to be of comparable academic status.


 

Course Objectives


The programme aims to prepare students for senior positions in the field of development studies both as researchers and policy analysts with the primary aim of making the development process meaningful, interactive and sustainable. The students will be expected to participate in seminars and conduct in depth research on a development topic falling within the research priorities of the Institute.


 

Course Program

Course Outline


Development Management - Theory


Development Management - Practice


Research Foundations


Research Techniques & Computer Applications


Electives


Module 1: Technology & Natural Resource Management


Natural Resource and Environment Management


Energy Policy & Planning & Development


Science, Technology and Policy


Political Economy and Industrialization


Comparative Industrial Strategies, Land use


Determinants Urban & Regional Planning


Module 2: Development and Change in African


Societies


Rural Societies and Change


Issues in Urban Development


Rural-Urban Linkages


Entrepreneurship and Development


Economics of African Agriculture


Migration and Urbanization


Social-Economic Indicators


Social Change & Development


Module 3: Human Resource


Issues in Human Resource Development


Health and Development


Population Policies and Programme Development in African Countries


Education and Development


Nutrition and Development


Women in Development - (IAS)


Module 4: International Development


Issues in International Development


Global institutions & Development


Politics, Institutions & Development


Development & Regional Integration


Political Economy of International


Commodity Markets


International Economics


Advanced Interníl Relations


Module 5: Planning for Development


Development Strategies and Planning


Computer Applications for Development Planning


Agricultural Planning and Food Security


 Industrial Planning


Human Resource Planning


Physical Planning


Land Development

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