Taught course

Social Policy and Development: Non-Governmental Organisations

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Social Policy

Entry requirements

2:1 in a relevant social science. Professional experience is advantageous

Months of entry


Course content

Today, the NGO sector needs to be able to assess and develop its roles and it requires a new level of expertise to meet the increasingly complex goals of development and relief work. NGOs are now being expected to deliver projects and programmes more and more effectively as well as to contribute to a healthy 'civil society'.

The degree is taught by a team of leading researchers in the field, each of whom has both research and hands on policy experience.

Located in the LSE's Department of Social Policy (rated the UK's top department in the Research Assessment Exercise), the new MSc Degree focuses on key issues such as the changing context of development policy, NGO organizational issues and the theory and practice of civil society.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613