Taught course

Urbanisation and Development

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

Entry requirements

Good 2:1 in social science subject such as geography, anthropology, sociology, planning, development, or a degree in another field with work experience relevant to cities and/or development.

Months of entry


Course content

At a time when three-quarters of the world's urban population and 90 per cent of urban population growth will be in the developing world, it is vital we understand relationships between urban and development issues from both theoretical and empirical standpoints. The programme reviews urbanism from colonial to the contemporary period, emphasising demographic, social, economic, cultural and political processes. The programme pays particular attention to the origins and claims of development theory and practice, and the aims and achievements of contemporary urban policy from a wide variety of thematic and theoretical perspectives.

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

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)207 955 6613