Taught course

Political Economy of Late Development

Institution
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Economic History
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in social science or humanities.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Drawing on the research expertise and practical experience of the Department of Economic History and the Department of International Development, this integrated programme uses techniques of long-run growth analysis to inform modern approaches to development policy and practice.

The programme combines in-depth analyses of historical patterns of growth, explorations of concrete development problems – and policy responses to them – and regional courses that draw on theory and empirical evidence to appraise development processes and outcomes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides an integrated, comparative assessment of current development debates, and locates them in appropriate historical and theoretical contexts.

You will consider questions such as how and when some developing economies 'converged' with industrialised countries, while the growth performance of others was more erratic, and why problems of poverty, inequality, instability and violence still characterise large parts of the world.

This will be an ideal programme if you are planning a career in development work. It will also provide a good foundation for social science research in the development field.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£13,008
International students
EU £13,008 Non EU £20,112

Please see the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7955 6613