Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent in any discipline

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will bring you up-to-date with current international issues in the relationship between development and population. Issues debated in the MSc in Population and Development include: Is poverty the main cause of rapid population growth? How can mass media be used effectively by reproductive health programmes? What are the prospects for world agriculture to expand food production to meet a growing demand? What role has the United Nations played in shaping and implementing policies on international migration and on refugees and displaced persons? What are the likely impacts of HIV/AIDS on society and economy in developing countries? Is violence against women a reproductive health issue? How and why does female education affect child survival?

Career options: The programme will equip you with the skills to assess and understand contemporary and future issues of population and development. The content and structure of the programme are designed to provide skills and knowledge to students looking for high level careers in public, private and voluntary agencies dealing with population and development issues at both the national and international levels. Previous students currently work for the UN, WHO, IPPF, Global Vision, Marie Stopes, UNFPA, USAID, DFID, as well as several NGOs who work on population related issues.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-28 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Dissertation25 (10000 words)

Course contact details

The Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0) 20 7955 6613