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Objectives

The department endeavors to start M.Sc programme in Development Studies at PIDE. Though Development Studies is being taught in other universities of Pakistan but here in PIDE it shall be more diversified and dynamic both in theory as well as in practice as the graduates shall be highly equipped with the knowledge pertaining to the upcoming developmental, social, political, cultural, and economic upheavals. The department intends to start the M.Sc program to meet the development concerns of less developed countries.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Sc Development Studies

A person holding a (two years) Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Arts or Humanities from a Pakistani Institute recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC), or an equivalent degree from any other HEC recognized Institute, with at least a second division (annual system) or 2.5 CGPA (semester system), shall be eligible for admission to the Master's programme of study provided that the applicant meets the other eligibility requirements of the DS department.

Academic Program

Total Credit Hours: 60

Core Course Credit hrs: 36

Elective Course Credit hrs: 24

*Research Proficiency Paper: 6 Credit Hours

Duration: 2 years (with the provision of one year extension)

*(Students scoring more than 75 percent in first three semesters and opting for writing a research paper (of 6 credit hours) will study three optional courses of 3 credit hours in the fourth semester)

Semester wise Program Structure

S.No

Course

Credits

S.No

Course

Credits

 

Semester-I

Semester-II

1.

DS-501 Introduction to Anthropology

3

6.

DS-520 Introduction to Sociology

3

2.

DS-505 Introduction to Economics

3

7.

DS-525 Research Methods

3

3.

DS-510 Introduction to Development Studies

3

8.

DS-530 Theories of Development Studies

3

4.

DS-515 Introduction to Globalization

3

9.

DS-535 Social Change and Development

3

5.

Elective-I

3

10

Elective-II

3

 

Semester-III

Semester-IV

11.

DS-540 Development in Post-Colonial Era

3

16.

Five Elective Courses or Three Elective Courses along with writing a Research Proficiency Paper (equal to taking two optional courses)

15

12.

DS-545 Human Geography

3

13.

DS-550 Colonial History and Development

3

14.

DS-555 Introduction to Political Science

3

15.

Elective-III

3

             

 

Core Courses (3 credit hours each)

  1. DS-501 Introduction to Anthropology
  2. DS-505 Introduction to Economics
  3. DS-510 Introduction to Development Studies
  4. DS-515 Introduction to Globalization
  5. DS-520 Introduction to Sociology
  6. DS-525 Research Methods
  7. DS-530 Theories of Development Studies
  8. DS-535 Social Change and Development
  9. DS-540 Development in Post-Colonial Era
  10. DS-545 Human Geography
  11. DS-550 Colonial History and Development
  12. DS-555 Introduction to Political Science

Optional Courses (3 credit hours each)

  1. DS-570 Gender and Development
  2. DS-571 Social Policy
  3. DS-572 Applied Anthropology
  4. DS-573 Issues in Public Health
  5. DS-574 Diasporas and Development
  6. DS-575 Economy of Pakistan
  7. DS-576 Economic Anthropology
  8. DS-577 Religion and Development
  9. DS-578 Quantitative Research in Development Studies
  10. DS-579 Qualitative Research in Development Studies
  11. DS- 580 Cultural Economics
  12. DS-581 Political Anthropology
  13. DS-582 New Poor Economics
  14. DS-583 Media and Development
  15. DS-584 Cities and Development
  16. DS-585 Computer Applications
  17. DS-586 Food Insecurity
  18. DS-587 Contemporary Debates in Development
  19. DS-588 Community Driven Development
  20. DS-589 Environment and Development
  21. DS-605 Research Proficiency Paper
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