Development Practice Programme (DPP)


The University of Ibadan Development Practice Programme (DPP) has both the Professional and Academic degree options. They are the Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) and the M.Sc. in Sustainable Development Practice (SDP), respectively. The Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) Programme is the flagship of the DPP. The University of Ibadan fully subscribes to the philosophy on sustainable development practice as discussed in the MacArthur Foundation Higher Education Commission’s Report ( Both the MDP and SDP Programmes offer a broad-based, multidisciplinary curriculum aimed at holistic training and empowerment of the next generation of African leaders. The programmes help students to think globally about transformational and developmental needs of the contemporary world and act locally against problems in their communities. The programmes are conducted in partnership with about 29 other institutions around the world ( The MDP is for a duration of four semesters, while the MSc in Sustainable Development Practice is for a duration of three semesters.