Coursework and Research

The DS program currently offers a Master of Science (M.Sc. – thesis or research study options) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD). 

The course credit requirements for each program are as follows:

Total Credits Course (Credits)

Department Wide Course

4
  • ED52.9003: Introduction to Development and Sustainability (2 credits)
  • ED52.9005: Research Design (2 credits)

DS Program Required Courses

4
  • ED84.01: Public Policy (2 credits)
  • ED84.02: Development Economics (2 credits)

Elective Courses

18
  • Maximum 4 credits of department-wide courses
  • Minimum of 3 credits and maximum 6 credits to be taken from courses offered under each program (GDS, NRM, UEM, RRDP) *
  • 3 credits can also be taken outside these four programs or department-wide courses **

Thesis/Research Option

22 Total number of thesis/research
48 Total number of credits for Master’s Degree Thesis Option

Total Credits Course (Credits)

Department Wide Course

4
  • ED52.9003: Introduction to Development and Sustainability (2 credits)
  • ED52.9005: Research Design (2 credits)

DS Program Required Courses

4
  • ED84.01: Public Policy (2 credits)
  • ED84.02: Development Economics (2 credits)

Elective Courses

30
  • Any other department-wide courses
  • Minimum of 3 credits and maximum 9 credits to be taken from courses offered under each program (GDS, NRM, UEM, RRDP) *
  • 6 credits can also be taken outside these four programs or department-wide courses **

Thesis/Research Option

10 Total number of thesis/research
48 Total number of credits for Master’s Degree Research Study Option

Elective Courses

18
  • Minimum 2 credits of DS program courses
  • Minimum of 2 credits and maximum 6 credits of department-wide courses
  • Minimum of 2 credits and maximum 6 credits to be taken from courses offered under each program (GDS, NRM, UEM, RRDP) *
  • 3 credits can also be taken outside these four programs, DS program courses and department-wide courses **

Thesis/Research Option

66 Total number of thesis/research
84 Total number of credits for PhD Degree

More info: http://dds.ait.ac.th/development-and-sustainability-program-dsp/

*  Gender and Development Studies (GDS), Natural Resources Management (NRM), Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP) and Urban Environmental Management (UEM)
** Including Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) and other courses in SERD. This requires consultation with the student’s advisor.

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