Entry requirements

2:1 degree in any discipline, with genuine interest in anthropology and development, and in possible areas of overlap between the two.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is offered by the Department of Anthropology with the assistance of the Department of International Development and offers the following benefits:

Both the Department of Anthropology and the Department of International Development have a strongly international character, and are situated in the only institution devoted solely to the social sciences in the UK.
The strong tradition of empirical research within both departments directly informs and enhances the teaching on the programme.
The programme offers an excellent and intensive introduction to the disciplines of social anthropology and international development.
The programme provides ideal preparation for research work in anthropology, international development and related fields.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall

Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Dissertation25 (10000 words)

Course contact details

The Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613
+44 (0)20 7955 6001