Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Development Studies

Message from the Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Development Studies, one of the Teaching and Research Departments in Faculty of Social Sciences at Kyambogo University. The Department was created in 2018; in effect, the programme has grown in length and bounds over years to meet the market demands. On average, it attracts a total of 400 students every academic year on both day and evening Programmes.

Asiimwe Florence Munyonyo

Ag. Head of Department


Academic Programmes

  • Graduate

    Master of Arts in Development Studies (MADS)

Department Projects


Translating science into Policy and Practice 2022-2023

Kyambogo University is implementing the project Translating Science into Policy and Practice, a collaborative initiative between AgriFose2030 Programme at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Kyambogo University (Uganda) aimed at supporting young scientists to translate research findings into evidence-based policy and practice. 

Gender-Based Approaches For Improving Food Safety

Gender-Based Approaches For Improving Food Safety, Value Addition And Marketing In Livestock Systems In Western Uganda

Period: September 2021-2023

About the Project: Under the programme of AgriFose2030, Kyambogo University in collaboration with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden is implementing the mentioned project in Western Uganda.

Summer School 10

Natural Resources Management- Summer School

The Department runs a summer school- Naturel Resource Management. The course focuses on the linkages between development and Natural Resources, Principles of Managing Natural Resources, and the sustainable conservation of these resources The course advert for 2022 cohort is out.

Our Students & Alumni

Ampaire Stellah

“My Course My Priority”

Development Studies is interdisciplinary, constituted through discipline such as Law, anthropology, sociology, gender, economics, political science and international relations, human geography among others. Various professional opportunities arise in development studies such as UN, intergovernmental organizations, NGO’s, journalistic Jobs, private sector consultancy firms. A career in development studies will help you in being involved in your own country’s development and attend to various demands of it.

Ricky Richard

Ricky Richard Anywar is a community development expert, legislator, educator, and administrator with broad non-profit management experience

Prize Tayebwa

Prize Tayebwa is a development practitioner mainly with much passion for humanitarian work.

Josephine Bamanya

Josephine has a master’s degree in Rural Planning and Development from the University of Guelph, Canada and bachelor’s in development studies from Kyambogo University, Uganda (2008-2011 class).