Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Development Studies

Development Studies Department offers quality and competitive undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Kyambogo University, Uganda. It is an interdisciplinary field of study whose mission is to provide high quality teaching, research, consultancy and public service in different sectors of human development.

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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.

Consequently, we are glad to say that since our commencement, excellent students from all around the globe have chosen to join the Department for their undergraduate studies as we continue to produce the much-needed human resource to serve in public and private institutions. 

Academic Programmes

  • Under Graduate

    Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies (BADS)

  • Graduate

    Master of Arts in Development Studies (MADS)

Department Projects

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. 

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

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.

Campus Life

Secure your Future with Development Studies

Department of Development Studies

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.

Ampaire Stellah

“My Course My Priority”

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).