UNIMAK Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies Course
UNIMAK Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies Course – see details below:
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
SHORT TERM COURSES, CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA, BACHELOR OF ARTS & MASTER OF ARTS
The Department of Development Studies is committed to achieving UNIMAK’s goals for the development of the human person in a way that is qualitative, affordable and convenient to the students. We offer short term courses, certificate, diploma, BA level programmes as well as Masters in Sustainable Development.
Our aim is to train students to recognize and critically analysis the development problems of their communities and design a combination of development strategies that will provide effective solutions to these problems.
Our development studies programme at UNIMAK is designed specifically for those who are:
Employed in public sector services and NGOs who are eager to keep up with best practices from around the globe.
Policy makers who are looking to update their knowledge and sharpen their skills in development, communication, and research. Project/program directors/consultants looking to gain a deeper understanding of the critical issues in development and research.
Short Term Courses (10 weeks):
Certificate (1 year): Three (3) WASSCE credits (or 3 G.C.E. ‘O’ Levels).
Diploma (2 years): Four (4) WASSCE credits (or 4 G.C.E. ‘O’ Levels) including English Language.
Bachelor of Science (4 years in total): Five (5) WASSCE credits (or G.C.E. ‘O’ Levels) including English Language.
Masters (18mths): A 2:1 or above degree from a recognized university, or its equivalent.
COURSE STRUCTURE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
All UNIMAK students offer the same foundation courses irrespective of their specific fields of study.
Each foundation module includes 2 credit hours of instruction and students are expected to undertake an additional 45 hours guided study in preparation for presentations and modular assignment.
In addition, towards the end of years two (2) and four (4) students submit a long essay or dissertation (supervised by a lect urer in the department) on a topic of the student’s choice, related to a broad area within their programme of study.