Masters of Science in Development Studies


Structure of MSDS
Category MSc(DS)  
A 36 For Graduates with 4 Years Bachelor degree in D.S or Political Science
B 48 For Graduates with 4 Year Bachelor degree in relevant fields
C 72 For Graduates with 2 Year Bachelor degrees

Category Credit Hours Courses
Core Courses 18 12 12 6 4 4
Elective Courses 54 36 18 18 12 8
Total 72 48 24 24 16 12

Compulsory Courses
Code Course Title CrHr
DS500 Development Studies Issues & Perspectives 3
DS503 Theories of Development 3
DS504 Poverty Alleviation- Issues Debates and Strategies 3
DS531 Introduction to Statistics 3
DS533 Development Economics 3
SS535 Research Methods & Skills 3
Total 18

Elective Courses
Code Course Title CrHr
DS502 Sustainable Development- Issues & Perspectives 3
DS600 Disaster Management 3
DS512 Urban Development- Issues and Perspectives 3
DS505 Politics of Development 3
DS511 Rural Development- Issues and Perspectives 3
DS513 Globalization- Issues and Perspectives 3
DS601 Contemporary International Development 3
DS602 Global Environment Issues 3
DS620 International Financial Institution & Development 3
DS614 Development Assistance & Developing Countries 3
DS610 Livelihood Strategies: Rural-Urban Contexts 3
DS604 Decentralization, Participation & Development 3
DS612 Community Dev. National & Global Perspective 3
DS606 Development Practice & Research 3
DS621 Democracy and Development 3
DS521 Global Governance: Issues & Perspectives 3
DS519 Development Planning: Issues & Perspectives 3
DS623 National Develop.: Planning, Process & Institutions 3
DS625 Development Project: Planning, Implementation & Mgt 3
DS626 National Dev:Policy Formulation, Analysis & Mgt 3
DS628 Project Appraisal & Evaluation 3
DS524 Culture, Gender & Inequality: Basic Issues 3
DS629 Culture, Modernity & Reproductive Health 3
DS631 Gender Issues: rural & urban contexts 3
DS632 Reproductive health: issues & perspectives 3
DS634 W.T.O. & Developing Countries 3
DS636 Natural Resource Economics & Development 3
DS637 Rural Economy: Agriculture, Migration & Development 3
DS639 Globalization and Regional Economic integration 3
DS537 National Economic Development: Resources & Planning 3
IR508 Conflict & Conflict Resolution 3
IR602 Issues in North-South Relations 3
IR603 Foreign Policies of Developing Countries 3
IR604 World Peace: Issues & Perspectives 3
IR609 Foreign Policy of Major Powers 3
SS501 Social Change & Development Issues 3
SS600 Civil Society & Develop.: Issues & Perspectives 3
SS602 State & Social Development in Developing 3
SS606 Contemporary Technology, Politics, & Social Change 3
SS514 Political Science-Issues & Perspectives 3
SS516 Political Theory-Issues & Perspectives 3
SS517 Comparative Politics -Issues & Perspectives 3
SS621 Contemporary Political Ideologies 3
SS625 Politics of International Financial Institutions 3
SS634 The State & Political Institutions 3
IR621 American Foreign Policy 3
SS638 Human Rights & Dev: National & Global Perspective 3
IR502 Global Issues 3
IR510 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
IR511 International and Regional Organizations 3
IR512 Human Rights and International Relations 3
IR516 International Politics of South Asia 3
IR517 Government and Politics of Pakistan 3
IR519 Politics of Development in Pakistan 3
IR521 Government and Politics in South Asia 3
IR522 International politics of the Middle East 3
IR524 International politics of Central Asia 3
IR535 Government and Politics in Central Asia 3
IR601 Foreign Policies of Great Powers 3
IR606 Islam and International Relations 3
IR608 Global Security 3
DS 525 Women and Development 3
IR500 International Relations: Issues and Perspectives 3
IR612 International Politics of South East Asia 3
IR620 US and the World: Development Issues 3
SS 618 Politics of Developing Countries 3
SS 633 Theories of Comparative Politics 3