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The degree offers interdisciplinary studies in development and development policy at the global cutting edge in this field. The courses combine knowledge in the social sciences with mathematical statistics using big data techniques to enable evidence based design of development policy. These studies are placed in the perspective of the philosophical traditions of the East and the West that nurture the consciousness of love and reason to build a more humane and tolerant society.

  • MS Development Studies: Development, Technology And Policy
Semester I
S.No. Course Code Title of Course Credit Hours
1. MSDS-501 Key Challenges in Development and Policy: Environmental Crisis; Inequality; and Violence 3
2. MSDS-502 Mathematical Statistics and Use of Big Data Techniques for Research 3
3. MSDS-503 Philosophical Issues in Economic Development: Ethics, Capabilities, and Rationality 3

 

Semester II
S.No. Course Code Title of Course Credit Hours
1. MSDS-504 Concepts, Values and Knowledge: Historical Development of Social Science 3
2. MSDS-505 Research Methodology for Development Policy 3
3. MSDS-506 Evidence based decision making and the role of Big Data in Public Policy 3
4. MSDS-507 Technology and Policy with a Data Lab component 3

 

Semester III
S.No. Course Code Title of Course Credit Hours
1. MSDS-601 The Making of the Modern World 3
2. MSDS-602 Political Economy of Development 3
3. MSDS-609 (a) Thesis 3

 

Semester IV
S.No. Course Code Title of Course Credit Hours
1. MSDS-609 (b) Thesis 3
2. MSDS-603 Development and Public Policy in Pakistan 3