Master of Development Studies

Prof. Thandeka Sabela

Programme Description

Master of Development Studies at University of Mpumalanga afford students an opportunity to further their studies and do independent research work on areas of their own interest. In this programme students are guided and supported by assigned highly qualified supervisors in the field of development studies and other related disciplines.   
Some of the most common areas of research which students may pursue include development planning, environmental management, entrepreneurship, rural development, project management, economics and local economic development just to mention a few. Master of Development Studies is a one year qualification (Full-time) or two year qualification (Part-time) with a total credit of 180.

Admission Requirements  

In order to qualify for admission, you need to meet the following criteria:
  • Hold an Honours degree in Development Studies or any relevant field of study with an average of 60%
  • Has achieved an average of at least 60% in the Honours research project

Career Opportunities

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

Module Name Module Code Semester Credits
Research Proposal and Dissertation MDEV 800 1 and 2 180

Fee Structure

Year: R31 279

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