MPhil Development Studies (Evening)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
- Case Study Analyses
- Field Assignments
- PIDE Webinar Briefs/Policy Viewpoints/Knowledge Briefs & Working Papers