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Master Programme in Development Studies

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Mukhtar

Programme Coordinator
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Master Programme in Development Studies


Why study with us? The Master Programme in Development Studies is designed with a view to generate, mobilize and share knowledge that transforms developing economies into developed ones where poverty is minimized and social justice is commonplace. The Programme trains students in the different facets of development studies and emphasizes endowing society with comprehensive visionary development specialists with the competence imperative for furthering the causes of sustainable socio-economic development and environmental justice.
The Programme forms an important component of UMST’s arsenal deployed to realize its vision of promoting life-long learning through innovative education and professional development and for extending its influence both locally and internationally.
The Programme offers master degrees in 6 specializations, viz.: Development Economics; Leadership; Environmental Planning and Policy; Urban Planning; Health and Society; Health Economics and Policy.
Entry Requirements: • Applicants qualify for admission if they hold honours degrees in any social science discipline from UMST or any recognized university.
• Applicants who hold honours degrees in a natural science discipline with sufficient background in social sciences may be considered.
• An applicant may qualify for admission if he/she holds a general bachelor degree in any social science from UMST or any other recognized university, plus two years working experience in public or private institutions.