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Development Studies

No second semester intake



Programme name:

Bachelors of Arts Honours in Development Studies (Qualification Code: 40520)

NQF Level 8: 120 credits


Admission requirements:

An appropriate Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with a score of at least 60% in each of the majors, or as otherwise approved by the Head of Department in terms of the guidelines stipulated by Faculty Board



Candidates who have not completed the degree after two years of study must apply for readmission. Should such candidates be re-admitted, the retention of credits already obtained towards the degree shall be subject to departmental approval (Rule G3.7)


Except as otherwise provided below, the degree of Bachelor of Arts Honours degree shall be awarded in accordance with the General Rules for Honours Degrees as published in the General Prospectus and the Postgraduate Research Policy.


Duration of Study

The qualification shall extend over a minimum of one year full time or two years part-time.



Not all modules may necessarily be offered in a particular year. Please consult the timetable.

Module Name Code


Presented Credit Value NQF Level
Core Modules          
Development Theory  DEV401 Examinable Semester 1 20 8
Development Policy DEV402 Examinable Semester 2 20 8
Guided Research Report DEV403 Continuous Assessment Year 40 8
Electives (select two)          
Rural Development Practice  DEV404 Examinable Semester 2 20 8
Transformational Management DEV405 Examinable Semester 1 20 8

Project Management for Economic Development

DEV406 Examinable Semester 1 20 8

Conflict Management for Development Practitioners

DEV407 Examinable Semester 2 20 8
Selected Issues in Economic Development  DEV408 Examinable Semester 1 20 8
Geospatial Methods for Development   DEV412 Examinable Semester 2 20 8
Business in Developing Economies DEV413 Examinable Semester 2 20 8

Local Economic Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practice

DEV414 Examinable Semester 2 20 8
Development Studies: Capita Selecta  DEV422 Examinable Semester 1 or 2  20 8



BA Honours Development Studies lectures will begin on Monday the 5th of February and will run for 3 weeks.

Please refer to the Application Procedure page and the link below for application details

Contact information
Dr Samantha Leonard
Tel: 0415041331

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