Bachelor of Development Studies at University of Mpumalanga

Development studies is a multidisciplinary subject that focuses on the evolution of nations from political, cultural, geographical, and socio-economic perspectives.

Development studies graduates have a wide range of career options.

Admission Entry Requirements

1. Applicants with the National Senior Certificate: The minimum requirements for admission to a Bachelor’s Degree must be met.

In addition, students will have the following:

Minimum Admission Point Score (APS): – 31 With Mathematics – 32 With Mathematical Literacy

English (Home or First Additional Language): Level 4

Mathematics: Level 2

What can you do with a development studies degree?

Mathematical Literacy: Level 3.

Development Planners

Development Consultants

Development Projects/Programmes Officers/Managers

Development Planning Officers/Managers

Socio-economic and Marketing Researchers

Social and Environmental Impact Analysts

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists

Corporate Responsibility or Social Investment Officers/Managers

Community Engagement Advisors

Social Sector Managers

Gender and Development Experts

Community Development Experts.

What are the subjects in development studies?

SDS111–Introduction to Development Studies.

SSF111 –Fundaments of Social Science I.

SSE121 –Introduction to Microeconomics.

BCS151 –Communication and Study Skills.

BMG101 –Ethics and Sustainable Behavior in Society.

What is the benefit of Development Studies?

The main objective of the Development Studies courses is to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the field of development, give them a good understanding of the development experiences of different countries and empower them with the analytical and conceptual skills needed to understand.

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Development Studies Jobs by Salary

Job TitleRangeAverage
Office AdministratorRange: R122k – R407k (Estimated)Average: R223,141
Pre Sales ConsultantRange: R50k – R327k (Estimated)Average: R152,324
Research Associate (Unspecified Type)Range: R176k – R563k (Estimated)Average: R333,686