I am a



career professional

Breaking News

The Relevance (Why the course is being taught)


The changes in the global, regional and local policies and the technological advancements involved have made it imperative for the majority of Ugandans today to respond effectively to the challenges of development and modernization. This however cannot be achieved without a sound knowledge of development issues to address the problems of underdevelopment that are found in Uganda. A Diploma in Development Studies probes into the problem of underdevelopment looks at the global environment and provides thoughtful solutions for sustainable development.

A Diploma in Development Studies is a multidisciplinary program that borrows widely from the economic, social, political, environment and cultural backgrounds, so as to meet the current and future needs of Ugandans in particular, and the world at large. Graduates of Development Studies are expected to obtain placements in government, development non-governmental organizations, either internationally or in Uganda and the private sector.

Rationale for the Course

Today there are very few skilled manpower especially in development work. The students of this course will be provided with skills, knowledge and the right attitudes that will enable them to contribute to the social, political and economic transformation of the disadvantaged communities in Uganda and the outside world.

Course Objectives

  • To equip students with a deep understanding of sustainable and equitable development issues.
  • To train graduates who will be development conscious, able to facilitate men, women and children to have access to and control of development affairs in their own context.
  • To enable students to identity factors that contributes to underdevelopment and forges the various strategies towards addressing them.

A diploma in Development Studies will take two years based on a semester system, leading to the award of a diploma in development studies. It strongly emphasizes policy concretization and formulation at national, regional and local levels, but with critical analysis of global issues.

(Source: Ndejje University website)

Course Entry Requirements

At least five (5) passes at “O” level (UCE) or its equivalent and one relevant principle and two subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting at “A” level (UACE) or its equivalent or a post “O” level diploma / certificate.

(Source: Ndejje University website)

Subjects for Admission

Essential Subjects (X3) [?]

Relevant Subjects (X2) [?]
Desirable Subjects (X1) [?]
Course Cut off Points
Course Career Paths
Interviews related to Diploma in Development Studies

Hear and learn from those that did the course and what they have been able to do with the knowledge they acquired

Where Graduates Work

A graduate can work in Public and Private organisations

Scholarships to study Diploma in Development Studies

Other Courses Currently Admitting for January 2024 Intake

Did this page help you? Yes No Share Feedback

Don't let your career dreams wait. Join our Career Mentorship Program