Research course

Development Studies with reference to Emerging Economies

King's College London · King's College London

Entry requirements

A Master's degree or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme on Development Studies with reference to Emerging Economies supports high-quality original research into the development model(s) and/or policies pursued by emerging economies. A large group of middle-income countries has emerged as a relatively new phenomenon featuring countries that need and seek little development assistance, are experimenting with a wide array of innovative policies in both social policy and economic policy, and in many cases are generating considerable political and economic power globally. These middle-income countries, the methods and models they are using to promote sustainable and equitable development, and the enduring challenges they face are all not well understood. Furthermore, their performance highlights crucial shortcomings and gaps in development theory and political economy. The programme seeks to advance both empirical and theoretical contributions to the understanding of development.

Fees and funding

Graduate School and Global Institute studentships and bursaries; self-funded. Applicants should consult our postgraduate funding database at for information on funding opportunities from other organisations.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72-84 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 2555