Taught course

Urbanisation and Development

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in social science, or a degree in another field with relevant work experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Urbanisation and Development reviews urbanism from colonial to contemporary periods, emphasising demographic, social, economic, cultural and political processes.

At a time when three-quarters of the world's urban population, and over 90 per cent of future urban population growth, will be in the developing world, it is vital we understand the relationships between urban and development issues from both theoretical and empirical standpoints. This 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.

The programme attempts to provide a conceptual and empirical basis from which to understand urban problems and critically evaluate prescribed solutions. You will develop an understanding of urban theory and development theory and how they apply to real world situations. You will learn how policy intentions and outcomes can be evaluated from economic, social, political and cultural perspectives, from international to local scales, and in ways sensitive to concerns for gender, ethnicity, social justice and democratic deepening.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

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

Please see the graduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)207 955 6613