Bachelor of Development Studies Honours
Dr. Thandeka Sabela
In 2019, the University of Mpumalanga launch a postgraduate honours degree in Development Studies. This was done to afford development studies graduate an opportunity to further and advance their studies. The honours degree is designed and is facilitated in such a way that it brings about deeper understanding of issues, topics and themes which students dealt with in their undergraduate studies. Furthermore, students are expected to do a year course research module and project (to produce about 45-page mini-dissertation) which gives them a better understanding of relationships, connections and synergies of different development concepts, debates and discourses pertaining to their areas of study interest. The honours degree give students an advantage and provide a bridging gap to those who wants to do Masters and Doctoral degree respectively, either within the University of Mpumalanga or elsewhere. Bachelor of Development Studies Honours is a one Year qualification with total credits of 120.
A candidate can be admitted for an Honours Degree if he/she meets the following criteria:
- Hold an Undergraduate Bachelor of Development Studies or relevant qualification.
- Has achieved an average of at least 60% in the third year level undergraduate studies.
The career opportunities and choices linked to development studies include students becoming researchers, development planners, facilitators and managers, project planners, environmental officers, local economic development manager, rural and urban development, municipal planning and service delivery and many other careers which are linked to social science and community development.
Module Structure of the Programme
|Rural and Social Development
|Project Planning and Management
|Environmental Planning and Management
|Development Planning and Management
|Macroeconomics for Developing Countries
|1 and 2
|Choose 1 of the following electives
|Financing for Development
Year: R37 095.40