Riverton University-Business School Community Development(BED)

Riverton University-Business School Community Development(BED)


Malawi’s communities are ever-changing and evolving and there is always a demand for qualified professionals to deal with the challenges that arise. The Bachelor of Arts (Community Development) online degree will equip you with the skills and strong practical knowledge for a career working with a variety of community groups and institutions.
With this online course you will develop skills in communication, critical thinking, social policy and social justice that you can apply to a wealth of career options including the non-profit and government sectors.
Our nation’s future depends on knowledgeable professionals to help ensure the communities’ voices are heard and acknowledged. Riverton University Bachelor of Arts (Community Development) will give you valuable knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect community members and community groups. It will provide you with a strong understanding of specific social institutions such as the family, work and the law, contemporary social issues such as social, gender and racial inequality, unemployment, health and welfare, social deviance and social control and how these affect people’s lives in a community context. If you want to be in high demand for your knowledge and understanding of community issues then the Community Development course is for you.


This degree aims to develop your skills and abilities in communication, critical thinking, ethics and social justice as well as developing more specific knowledge related to Community Development.

  • Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (Community Development) will be suitable candidates for a wide range of careers in community services and welfare groups, government departments, and not-for-profit organisations.
  • broad aim of the programme is to provide an opportunity for people who are active in the community to achieve formal qualifications in the community work field. This course has been developed in partnership with community groups and consists of lectures, workshops, seminars, combined with a substantial practical element, based in the community.
  • will remain within the community setting, thereby sustaining their contribution to the community while developing the capacity to add value to that contribution through supervised and supported learning in the workplace. The course will be assessed by continuous assessment: essay, reports, role play and presentations. Practical work placement within the community will also contribute to assessment.