Home » Master Programs » Master of Development Studies » curriculum


Course Structure

The programs are credit-based. The total number of credits for graduation is 54, which comprises 12 credits of common courses, 12 credits of elective courses, 18 credits of major courses and 12 credits of a thesis. Students are required to take the following courses, which are not necessarily in a sequence.

Year I

Semester I

Common Courses (1 course = 3 credits)

Course Code Course Title
FDS-CC-01 Theories of Development
FDS-CC-02 Qualitative Research
FDS-CC-03 Quantitative Research
FDS-CC-04 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Semester II

Elective Courses (1 course = 3 credits)

Course Code Course Title
FDS-EC-01 Development Planning
FDS-EC-02 Social Changes and Development
FDS-EC-03 Policy Analysis
FDS-EC-04 Institutional Economics
FDS-EC-05 Labor Economics
FDS-EC-06 Geo-politics of Natural Resource Use and Governance
FDS-EC-07 Ecosystem and Biodiversity Management and Conservation
FDS-EC-08 Education for Sustainable Development
FDS-EC-09 Critical Thinking in Development Issues
FDS-EC-10 Development Seminars

Note: Students are required to take at least 4 elective courses. Elective courses are offered selectively.

Year II

Major in Community Development

Semester III

Major Courses (1 course = 3 credits)

Course Code Course Title
FDS-CD-01 Theories and Practices of Community Development
FDS-CD-02 Rural and Urban Sociology
FDS-CD-03 Community Economic Development
FDS-CD-04 Community Analysis
FDS-CD-05 Community Organizing and Planning
FDS-CD-06 Monitoring and Evaluation for Community Development

Semester IV: Thesis Writing (12 credits)

Major in Economic Development

Semester III

Major Courses (1 course = 3 credits)

Course Code Course Title
FDS-ED-01 Micro Economics
FDS-ED-02 Macro Economics
FDS-ED-03 Econometrics
FDS-ED-04 Cost Benefit Analysis
FDS-ED-05 Advanced Economic Development
FDS-ED-06 International Economics

Semester IV: Thesis Writing (12 credits)

Major in Natural Resource Management and Development

Semester III

Major Courses (1 course = 3 credits)

Course Code Course Title
FDS-NRMD-01 Principles of Natural Resource Management and Development (NRMD)
FDS-NRMD-02 Research Methods in NRMD
FDS-NRMD-03 Integrated NRMD and Planning
FDS-NRMD-04 NRMD: Issues and Prospects in Cambodia
FDS-NRMD-05 Spatial Analytical Techniques in NRMD
FDS-NRMD-06 Natural Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis

Semester IV: Thesis Writing (12 credits)

Major in Disaster Management

Semester III (2 terms)

Major Courses (1 course = 3 credits)

Course Code Course Title
FDS-DM-01 Disaster Management – Theory and Application
FDS-DM-02 Climate Change: Theory and Application
FDS-DM-03 Mainstreaming Disaster & Climate Change in Development Planning
FDS-DM-04 Understanding Human Behavior in Disaster & Climate Change
FDS-DM-05 Public Health & Emergency Management
FDS-DM-06 Leading in time of crisis

Semester IV: Thesis Writing (12 credits)

Contact Info

Room #216A, Building A, Campus I
Tel: +855-92-791-070
        +855-12-233-994

Student Life

Foreign students who are interested in studying in Cambodia should first approach their national government. read more...