Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science or humanities an advantage.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Development Studies provides you with high-quality academic training in development studies, using contemporary theory in the social sciences to understand the processes, policy and practice of development.

No field in contemporary social science is more challenging and exciting than the study of development – the processes involved in overcoming poverty and creating healthy, wealthy and sustainable societies.

A full-unit core course in Development: History, Theory and Policy introduces you to the theories and historical experience of development, as well as cutting-edge policy debates. The course gives you a strong foundation to engage with the economic, political and social dimensions of development policy and practice. You will also choose from a wide range of optional courses within the School to deepen or broaden your disciplinary training, or take up the advanced study of a particular region of the developing world.

The programme brings together students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, and recent graduates have gone on to work in government, international development agencies and NGOs, as well as development consultancies and think tanks, or gone on to PhD study.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £13,536
International students
Total: EU £13,536 Non EU £20,904

Please see the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
The Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613