Taught course

Double Degree in Global Media and Communications

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Media and Communications

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science or humanities 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. The MSc in Development Management 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 economics. We go very deeply into the role of institutions in explaining the comparative statics of development – why some countries are rich and others poor – as well as comparative dynamics – the development process per se across different countries and regions.

A distinctive feature of the programme is the Development Management Project, a team-based consulting exercise for real-world, public, private, and non-profit organisations, such as the World Bank, Oxfam, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GIZ, CARE, DFID, Save the Children, UNICEF, or the Emerging Markets Group.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £20,112
International students
Total £20,112

Please see the graduate funding page for details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
11 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613