Master Degree in Rural Development Planning - [MRDP]

The main objective of the Master Degree in Rural Development Planning is to produce multi-disciplinary professionals with mastery technical skills in integrating social, economic, environmental and institutional aspects for sustainable rural development.

Programme Summary

Proramme Name : Master Degree in Rural Development Planning

Proramme Code : MRDP

Duration : 2

Fees : 4400000

Mode of Study : Full Time

Programme Information
Form Four Entry Qualification:

Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with four (4) passes in non-religious subjects

Direct Entry Qualification:

The candidate intending to apply for admission for Master Degree in Rural Development Planning, should have at least one of the following qualifications: At least NTA level-8; Bachelor Degree of Second Lower Class in rural development planning or related discipline as may be approved by relevant recognized department course committee; At least Non-NTA Bachelor Degree of Second Lower Class for Classified awards or Average of B grade or credit for unclassified awards of in rural development planning or related discipline; or. No-NTA Bachelors Degree of Pass grade for classified awards or average of C grade for unclassified awards in rural development planning or related discipline with Postgraduate Diploma of at least Second Lower Class for classified awards or average of B+ grade for unclassified awards; or. NTA-level-8, Bachelors Degree of Pass grade with postgraduate diploma in rural development planning or related discipline.

Eqivalent Entry Qualification:

No Entry

The overall structure for the Master Degree in Rural Development Planning consists of fifteen (15) modules. The modules are spread over two semesters taught in class and one semester for research work. Each semester has a total of 16 weeks except the one for research work which last for 21 weeks.

The overall structure for the Master Degree in Rural Development Planning consists of fifteen (15) modules. The modules are spread over two semesters taught in class and one semester for research work. Each semester has a total of 16 weeks except the one for research work which last for 21 weeks.

This programme intends to: to impart learners with necessary skills on formulation of rural development strategies and plan; to equip learners with knowledge, skills and tools required for policy analysis, development administration and environmental management for sustainable development; to equip learners with knowledge and skills of resources mobilization for sustainable development; and to enable learners, conduct research using appropriate approaches and techniques so as to address rural development issues.

The programme has adopted an integrated mode of assessment process that will provide simplicity and flexibility to suit the competence which is assessed. The process has to include balance of continuous assessment, end of semester examination and dissertation.