A 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science or humanities an advantage.
English higher level.
Months of entry
About the MSc programme
The MSc in Development Studies provides you with high-quality academic training in development studies, using contemporary theory in the social sciences to understand the processes, policy and practice of development.
No field in contemporary social science is more challenging and exciting than the study of development – the processes involved in overcoming poverty and creating healthy, wealthy and sustainable societies.
A full-unit core course in Development: History, Theory and Policy introduces you to the theories and historical experience of development, as well as cutting-edge policy debates. The course gives you a strong foundation to engage with the economic, political and social dimensions of development policy and practice. You will also choose from a wide range of optional courses within the School to deepen or broaden your disciplinary training, or take up the advanced study of a particular region of the developing world.
The programme brings together students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, and recent graduates have gone on to work in government, international development agencies and NGOs, as well as development consultancies and think tanks, or gone on to PhD study.
Department of International Development
The Department of International Development promotes an interdisciplinary approach to postgraduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and, economic development and change. The Department's staff have considerable experience in living and working in the developing world and most have engaged in policy-relevant research and consultancy work with international development agencies or non-governmental organisations
Information for international students
For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.
Fees and funding
Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.
More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
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