MS (Development Studies)


MS (Development Studies)

Development studies is a multidisciplinary subject that focuses on the evolution of nations from political, cultural, geographical, and socio-economic perspectives. Development studies is about understanding the current political landscape by examining their origins, which then enables academics, politicians, and world charity organizations to make better plans for the future.

Students of Development Studies at SZABIST Islamabad often choose careers in ministry of planning, International organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank, non-governmental organizations, private sector development consultancy firms, and research centers.

There are two streams for the course i.e. Course work based and Research based. To attain a MS degree in #Development Studies with course work scholar is required to complete 10 courses of 30 credit hours. Alternatively, research based stream includes 8 courses (24 credit hours) and a thesis or 2 IRS (6 Credit Hours). The time limit to earn the degree is 1.5 to 4 years.

  • Sixteen years of education in a related field with minimum 2nd Division/ marks or CGPA 2.00.
  • Candidates will be required to pass the entry test and interview conducted by SZABIST, Islamabad
  • GAT General / HAT relevant / GRE with minimum 50% Marks is mandatory for all MS programs