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     We currently offers two course-work Masters Degrees, in Development Studies and Population Studies, as well as a research-based PhD programme, and a research-based Masters programme. For further details refer to the Programme buttons on the far right hand side of this webpage. Full-time or part-time study is catered for but no distance learning is offered.
      Students are offered the opportunity to study development in a world class School in a developing country setting. This enables them to match what they learn in the classroom with what they experience on the ground. Students from South Africa, other African countries, Asia, Europe and North America are regularly attracted to our programme. The School welcomes mature international students with different experiences of the world since they add another dimension to discussions.  


 Population Studies and Development Studies on YouTube

     To find out what Students and Staff have to say about the Masters programmes in Development Studies and Population Studies watch our YouTube clip.

 What is Development Studies?

     Development Studies addresses key economic, political and social concerns - inequality and poverty, uneven or inadequate economic growth, maldistribution of resources and institutional failures. Development Studies critically examines the role and efficacy of state policies, and interventions ...
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 What is Population Studies?

     Population Studies is a broad social science discipline concerned with the study of human populations in relation to their size, composition and geographical distribution, the changes which occur in these over time and the factors associated with these changes. The discipline emphasises ...
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 Our Training Programmes

     APSTAR (Applied Population Sciences Training and Research)
       
      The Applied Population Sciences Training and Research (APSTAR) is a programme that was initiated and funded jointly by the Department of Social ...
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  Cooperation between EU and SA (Development Studies): Erasmus Mundus

     
       
      Development Studies is partnering with a consortium of other South African Universities and the EU under ...
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 Change to PhD Applications Procedure

     For more on PhD Applications view the PhD applications page.
       
      There is a slight change to the PhD applications procedure in 2015. We now have in place two  ...
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 Applications open for Masters Bursaries (Applied Poverty Reduction Assessment)

     Applications are open for two bursaries for Masters study attached to the DST/NRF Research Chair in Applied Poverty Reduction Assessment, held by Professor Bracking. Students who receive these bursaries will work on a dissertation ...
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 Applications open for Masters Programme Bursaries (Economic Development)

     There are two bursaries for Master*s study attached to the DST/NRF Research Chair in Economic Development, held by Professor Posel. Students who receive these bursaries will work on a dissertation topic aligned with the focus areas ...
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 Rick Turner Scholarship

     The University KwaZulu-Natal has gratefully received a generous bequest via the terms of the last Will of Winifred Jane Turner, mother of the late 'Rick' Turner who was so tragically assassinated during the apartheid era.  The University is pleased to establish a Bursary Fund in memory ...
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 PhD Workshop 2014

      
        
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 For More on Studying in Durban...

For more on studying in Durban visit our Students and Alumni  page, particularly the sections in the right-hand panel, on the city.
       
       


 Development Studies Masters Students visit Innovative Welfare Project

      
       Nestled on a hill overlooking sugar cane fields north of Durban, the LIV Village is an innovative social project combining welfare and business models. The sprawling ...
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Recent Dissertation Titles Print

     You can browse through a list of recently submitted Masters dissertations of the School by going to the Publications page and clicking on the 'dissertations' bar at the end of the right hand panel.


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