A 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline with social science or humanities an advantage.
English higher level.
Months of entry
About this MSc programme
This programme focuses on understanding the dynamics of humanitarian and complex emergencies as well as providing a solid foundation in development issues such as poverty reduction, wealth creation and the expansion of human capabilities.
This is a flexible programme that provides you with academically rigorous graduate-level interdisciplinary training in the fields of international development and humanitarianism. While the core course, Key Issues in Development Studies, and Managing Humanitarianism provide an excellent overview of the key issues and debates in international development, optional courses enable you to shape your studies to your own needs and interests.
A valuable part of the programme is the humanitarian consultancy project, where you work in a small team on a current policy issue for a humanitarian, development or emergency based organisation. Past clients have included UNICEF, UNHCR, the UK Disasters Emergency Committee, DFID, International Alert, the ICRC, MSF, NATO, the UK Army and Save the Children. This exposure to the real world of organisations and practitioners is an excellent experience which will boost your employability.
Department of International Development
The Department of International Development promotes interdisciplinary graduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change. The Department is dedicated to understanding problems of poverty and late development within local communities, as well as national and international political and economic systems. Faculty have considerable experience of 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
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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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