Bachelor of Regional and Rural Development Honours


The Bachelor of Regional and Rural Development Honours will be awarded to students credited with a minimum of 120 NQF credits at NQF Level 8. In addition, students should meet the administrative and financial requirements as spelt out in Part 1 of the NUST Yearbook.

Admission Requirements: 

Applicants may be considered for admission to this programme if they have a Bachelor degree in Regional and Rural Development from the Namibia University of Science and Technology, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 7 from a recognised institution, worth at least 360 credits. Applicants with a National Diploma in Land Use Planning may be considered for admission provided they have obtained an overall average of 60 %, and that they have completed the courses in Applied Spatial Planning and Applied Regional and Rural Economic Development at exit level of the Bachelor of Regional and Rural Development. However, they may be exempted from the afore-mentioned courses provided they have working experience of at least three years and show competence in the field based on a portfolio of relevant work undertaken at an acceptable standard. Applicants may be required to attend a pre-selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the Department. 

Career Opportunities: 

Positions in regional/local government institutions, development organisations and private consultancy firms involved in the development of rural areas.

Modes of Study: 
1 Year
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