Taught course

Anthropology and Development Management

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Anthropology

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 offer 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 programmes.
*This 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.

This programme will help you to develop a good understanding of classical social theory and modern anthropological theory, with reference to a range of theoretical issues, including those of development and social change, and in relation to appropriate ethnography. You will gain a thorough understanding of the history of development policy and practice and their theoretical underpinnings, and of the ways in which these are illuminated by anthropology. Though neither programme is a course in 'applied anthropology', either will be of use if you are planning a career in development work. They also provide a good foundation for anthropological research on problems connected with development.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall

Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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