UNIMAK Master of Arts in Sustainable Development Course

By | December 13, 2019

UNIMAK Master of Arts in Sustainable Development Course

UNIMAK Master of Arts in Sustainable Development Course – see details below:

MASTER OF ARTS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Mission Statement

We are committed to quality education that addresses the human, social, political and economic development needs of Sierra Leone.

Objectives

To create a teaching and learning environment that nurtures academic excellence.

To develop students’ skills to expand the freedom (democracy) of others and promote human dignity.

To enable students to understand the holistic development of the person in the community (which at the same time respects the environ- ment).

To provide specialised training in research and development activities.

Aims

To enable students to:

Gain the knowledge, concepts and critical understanding appropriate to postgraduate level in human, social, political and economic sustain- able and sustained development.

Deal with significant institutions, processes and policies, to compare and evaluate these phenomena and to apply specialist knowledge to case studies and policy studies.

Acquire relevant analytical, critical, communications and presentations skills in the context of their core and specialist studies, and to be- come familiar with central problems of research in these areas.

The development studies programmes at UNIMAK are 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Masters (18 months) A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university in a relevant discipline and at least one year work experience with a satisfactory interview.

1st SEMESTER

2nd SEMESTER

Social Sustainability

Development Theories and Perspectives

Public Policy

Sustainable Economic Development

Economics of Agriculture and Rural Development

Sustainable Enterprise I

Sustainable Enterprise II: (Science and Technology for Development)

Research Design

Economic Sustainability

3rd SEMESTER

Public Policy

Social Option

Economics of Agriculture and Rural Development

Urban Planning for Sustainable Development

Sustainable Enterprise II: (Science and Technology for Development)

Strategic management for Sustainable Development

Environmental Sustainability

Economic Option

Public Policy

International Financial Institutions and Financing for

Economics of Agriculture and Rural Development

Strategic management for sustainable Development

Sustainable Enterprise II: (Science and Technology for Development)

Environmental option

Natural Resource management

Strategic Management for Sustainability

Students are required to choose two (2) Modules from areas listed under this semester

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ASSESSMENT

There are three components to assessment:

Each module is formally assessed by means of one 5000 word assignment and a written examinationContinuous assessment of assignments, essays, attendance, class participation, group and class presentations

Final 12,000 word dissertation

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