Currently the Institute does not offer its own degree programme at undergraduate level.But due to its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature, the Institute’s activities as an entity or through faculty members,IDS members work in cooperation with other departments of the University in such activities as teaching, research, intervention and advisory activities.

IDS offers development studies courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. All undergraduate students must take a Development Studies course in their first year of studies.

UCourses offere by IDS at undergraduate Level
The following are courses offered by the IDS at Undergraduate Studies:

  • Introduction to Rural Development
  • DST 020: Introduction to Development Perspectives (2 credit points)
  • DST 100: Development Perspectives (2 credit points)
  • DST 101: Introduction to International Cooperation (2 credit points)
  • DST 103: Development Studies for Education (2 credit points)
  • DST 200: International Cooperation and Development (2 credit points)
  • DST 201: Introduction to International Relations (2 credit points)
  • DST 202: Community Participation in Development (2 credit points)
  • DST 300: Environment Management and Gender Perspectives in Development (2 credit points)


The Director,
Institute of Development Studies,
P.O.Box 1,
Mzumbe, Morogoro.
Telephone : +255742762012,
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