MPhil Development Studies (Evening)

Introduction

MPhil Development Studies, Evening Program will take a pragmatic look on the Development Practice based on which Development Policy will be understood, existing frameworks will be decoded and alternative solutions will be articulated. Based on this iterative and processual method of design learning and thinking, the MPhil DS Evening Program will:

  • Unpack what Development means on global, national and local levels.
  • Decipher understanding from Classical Development Theory, identify the loopholes existing therein and what contemporary theory offers to understand current Development Practice.
  • Specify key challenges confronting Development, Development Practice and Development Policy in Pakistan.
  • Apply theory to practice.
  • Build virtual and physical linkages with key Development Actors in Pakistan (State Organizations & Regulatory Authorities, Civil Society, NGOs, Socio-cultural Mobilizers, Development Practitioners, Human Rights Activist and Communities).
  • Develop liaisons for strengthening industry-academia linkages.
Eligibility Criteria

Given the application of a pragmatic approach to the pedagogical techniques, the course lists and course contents are designed for Development Practitioners who are part of governmental and/or non-governmental organizations. The program is intended for Development professionals who have a good first degree (Masters and/or four years B.A/BSc.) with 2.5 CGPA in any related discipline, preferably the Social Sciences.

Scheme of Studies for MPhil Development Studies

Scheme of Studies M.Phil (Development Studies) Fall 2021 on-wards
Total Credit Hours: 36
Course Work: 24
Core Credit Hours: 15
Elective Credit Hours: 9
Thesis (Compulsory): 12
Program Duration: 03 Years

List of Courses
Course CodesCoursesTypeCredit Hours
DS- 600 Development: History, Theory, and Policy Core 3 Hours
DS- 610 Research Methods for Development Studies Core 3 Hours
DS- 620 Development Economics Core 3 Hours
DS-621 Economic Theory and Practice Core 3 Hours
DS- 630 Anthropology and Development Core 3 Hours
DS-700 Socio-Economic Perspectives on Conflict and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-705 Conflict, Security and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-710 Project, Planning and Management Optional 3 Hours
DS-712 Poverty and Environment Optional 3 Hours
DS-715 Environmental Problems, Politics and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-720 Qualitative Methods for Development Research Optional 3 Hours
DS-725 Tourism and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-730 Gender and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-735 Disaster Management Optional 3 Hours
DS-740 Human Recourse Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-745 Power, Governance and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-750 History and Political Science Optional 3 Hours
DS-751 Politics and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-755 Human Rights and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-756 Population and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-760 Political Economy of Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-761 Cultural Heritage and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-762 Culture, Health and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-763 Communities and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-764 Culture and Development in South Asia Optional 3 Hours
DS-765 NGO Management Optional 3 Hours
DS-770 Globalization and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-771 Diaspora and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-773 Fundamentals of Regulation Optional 3 Hours
DS-775 Sustainable Development and Economic Policy Optional 3 Hours
DS-776 Economics of Climate Change Optional 3 Hours
DS-780 Development Management Optional 3 Hours
DS-781 Development in Cities Optional 3 Hours
DS-790 Financial Inclusion, Poverty Alleviation and Development Optional 3 Hours
DS-795 Econometrics and Quantitative Techniques for Development Research Optional 3 Hours
Target Audience & Criteria
  • Given the application of pragmatic approach to the pedagogical techniques, the course lists and course contents are designed for Development Practitioners who are part of governmental and/or non-governmental organizations.
  • The program is intended for Development professionals who have good first degree (Masters and/or four years B.A/BSc.) with 2.5 CGPA in any related discipline, preferably the Social Sciences.
Mode of Classes

The mode of classes will be physical as the program will run its operations, 05:00 PM-08:00 PM. We will also conduct webinars wherein experts on national and international Development Practice will deliver Invited Guest Lectures.

Faculty

The in-house faculty comprises experts in Demography, Asian Studies, Development Economics, Anthropology and Development Studies. In addition to in-house faculty, experts in Development Practice from national and international organizations will deliver lectures in seminars and webinars.

Course Modalities

Given the applied nature of the MPhil Development Studies of evening program, the credit hours for each of the offered courses will be distributed into following activities:

  • Lecture Discussions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Workshops
  • Case Study Analyses
  • Seminars/Webinars
  • Field Assignments
  • PIDE Webinar Briefs/Policy Viewpoints/Knowledge Briefs & Working Papers