Taught course

LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree in the Political Economy of Development

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of International Development

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Entry requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree in any discipline, with social science or humanitites being an advantage.

Months of entry


Course content

Development is not just about increasing growth and political and social rights. It is about creating self-sustaining institutions that liberate societies from low-level deprivation traps by increasing productivity, freedom and cooperative interdependence. This degree gives you the theory and practical tools to drive such transformations forward by enabling you to understand why some societies have succeeded and others have failed.

The programme is built around a theory-led approach to the role of institutions and organisations in development, using both classical institutional theory and the new institutional industrial economics. This is a two year programme, with the first year spent at Sciences Po, and year two spent at LSE.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office