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Doctor of Philosophy in Development Science (Revised in 2018)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

Full name : Doctor of Philosophy (Development Science)
Short name : Ph.D.
 (Development Science)


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Doctor of Philosophy in Development Science program (Revised in 2018) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:
(1) Have deep knowledge and ability in the field of Development Science, and have integratuin of knowledge in analizing development problems and developing development strategies by crossing various fields of study.
(2) Be able to conduct research by integrating knowledge to solve complex problems or create new knowledge and transfer to development in the field of Development Science in both national and international levels.
(3) Have morality and ethincs of a good researcher, and have a sense of being good developers who promote and drive society to the balanced and sustainable development.


3. CURRICULUM AND TYPE OF PROGRAM

Total credit of study is 48 credits consisting of:

Category Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
Mandatory course    - 9
Elective course - 13
Dissertation    48 36

 

This program is a regular program. The classes are taught on Mondays - Fridays.

Type 1.1 = Research based
Type 2.1 = Reseach + Coursework

 


4. COURSES

Mandatory Courses
Type 1.1 students are required to take the courses ** HS492 711, ** HS492 712, and ** HS492 991. The credits are not counted. Type 2.1 students are required to complete the required courses for 9 credits. However, both program students may be required to take other courses (Credit not counted) under the approval of the Program Committee. Please click on each course name to see the course description.

 

Credits

**HS492711 DEVELOPMENT SCIENCES THEORIES
**HS492712 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT SCIENCE
**HS492991 SEMINAR ON CURRENT ISSUES OF DEVELOPMENT

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Elective Courses
Type 2.1 students are required to take at least 3 credits of from the following elective courses. Type 1.1 students may choose a necessary course from the following courses that will support research conducting and dissertation writing.

 

Credits

*HS492721 URBAN GROWTH AND CITY MANAGEMENT
*HS492722 FOOD SYSTEMS AND FOOD SECURITY
*HS492723 MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
**HS492724 WELL-BEING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
*HS492725 SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AND DEVELOPMENT
*HS492726 PUBLIC POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT
**HS492727 ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT SCIENCES RESEARCH

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Dissertation

 

Credits

**HS492996 DISSERTATION (Type 1.1)
**HS492998 
DISSERTATION (Type 2.1)

48
36

Note 1: 3 (3-0-6) = 3 Credits (Theory - Practice - Self-study)
Note 2: * = New course, ** = Revised course
Note 3: Non-credit courses must be registered as 'AU' (Auditing)

Note 4: Dissertation course must be registered as 'SU' (Satisfied-Unstatisfied)


5. SAMPLE STUDY PLAN

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
HS492711 DEVELOPMENT SCIENCES THEORIES
HS492712 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT SCIENCE
HS492XXX ELECTIVE COURSE
HS492996 DISSERTATION
3
3
-
3
3
3
3
-
Total 9 9
Cumulative credits 3 9

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
HS492991 SEMINAR ON CURRENT ISSUES OF DEVELOPMENT
HS492996 DISSERTATION
HS492998 DISSERTATION
3
9
-
3
-
6
Total 12 9
Cumulative credits 12 18

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
HS492996 DISSERTATION
HS492998 DISSERTATION
9
-
-
9
Total 9 9
Cumulative credits 21 27

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
HS492996 DISSERTATION
HS492998 DISSERTATION
9
-
-
9
Total 9 9
Cumulative credits 30 36

3rd YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
HS492996 DISSERTATION
HS492998 DISSERTATION
9
-
-
9
Total 9 9
Cumulative credits 39 45

3rd YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
HS492996 DISSERTATION
HS492998 DISSERTATION
9
-
-
3
Total 9 3
Cumulative credits 48 48

6. QUALIFICATION

Hold a Master's Degree in a related field of study.


7. PROGRAM CHAIR

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Buapan Prompakping buapun@kku.ac.th

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