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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.

Module Code

Module Name

First Semester 2018

DEV 401

Development Theory

DEV 406

Project Management for Development Practitioners

DEV 408

Selected Issues in Economic Development

DEV 403

Research Methodology

Second Semester 2018

DEV 402

Development Policy

DEV 403

Research Methodology

DEV 414

Local Economic Development

DEV 404

Rural Development Practice


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


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

First Semester Lectures will be run at Missonvale Campus

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