The programme aims to produce skilled people who can apply basic to middle level skills in development.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To guide students through basic research methods in development studies in order to explore and understand the various development challenges faced by communities.
  • To equip students with knowledge and skills that equips them to be agents of positive change in society.
  • To expose students to various theories, topical issues and practical examples of transformative development processes so that they can inform social change processes in communities.
  • A candidate must have obtained 5 ‘O’ level subjects including English Language.
  • Holders of National Certificates in relevant disciplines qualify for this programme.
  •  A pass in ‘A’ level would be an added advantage.

Normally, the duration of a Diploma programme shall be one year (2 semesters) of study.

  • Candidates graduating with this qualification may work in a variety of environments as social science researchers, programme/project managers, monitoring and evaluation officers, gender consultants in NGOs and government departments.
Full Programme Structure

  • DPDS 1107  Overview of Development Studies
  • DPDS 1108 Poverty Alleviation Strategies
  • DPDS 1109 Introduction to Research Methods
  • DPDS 1110 Introduction to Computers for Development Studies
  • DPDS 1111 Development Agents
  • DPDS 1212 Famine Studies
  • DPDS 1213 Introduction to Gender Studies
  • DPDS 1214 Community Health Management
  • DPDS 1215 Disasters and Disaster Preparedness
  • DPDS 1216 Project Planning and Management