Two types of graduate degrees will be awarded: The first is a Master’s (Development Studies) degree after completing successfully 8 core courses, 2 elective courses, and a dissertation. This programme will be recommended for staff of public institutions such as the National Development Planning Commission, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ministry of Local Government and other public institutions involved with development planning. After completing the Master’s Programme, candidates who obtain an average grade of B+ or higher may be given admission into an M. Phil Programme.
The second is an M. Phil (Development Studies) degree will be awarded after the completion of 1 elective course, a seminar and a thesis. The M. Phil programme will be recommended for students planning to make a career in teaching/research and may therefore intend to pursue doctorate degrees later.