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Anthropology and Development, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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Anthropology and development are tightly entwined: this Anthropology and Development programme from London School of Economics and Political Science brings together essential elements of both. It combines crucial anthropological insights into – and critiques of – economic globalisation and social transformation with the study of theories about development.

About

This programme is offered by the Department of Anthropology with the assistance of the Department of International Development. 

The core Anthropology components of the programme offer you a comprehensive study of how anthropologists, from their unique vantage point, have understood globalisation and other economic transformations, as well as giving crucial insights into how they evaluate, criticise and contribute to development. Focusing on both 'Big D' development (schemes of improvement or projects) and 'little d' development (change which occurs as the result of economic growth or modernisation), the programme shows you how anthropologists have both changed practices from within as well as critiqued them from the outside. It also provides anthropological insights into new forms of production, consumption, exchange and financial circulation that have emerged since the 1980s.

The core International Development component of the programme provides you with key insights into the processes involved in overcoming poverty and creating healthy, wealthy and sustainable social change. The Anthropology and Development programme from London School of Economics and Political Science uses the latest theory in the social sciences to understand the processes, policy and practice of development.

Careers

The programme provides ideal preparation for research work in anthropology, international development and related fields. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Anthropology of Development
  • Anthropology of Economy: Production and Exchange
  • Anthropology of Economy : Transformation and Globalisation
  • Development: History, Theory and Policy
  • Key Issues in Development Studies
  • Dissertation

                            Detailed Programme Facts

                            • Programme intensity

                              You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                              Full-time
                              • Full-time duration 12 months
                              Part-time
                              • Average part-time duration 24 months
                              • Intensity Flexible
                            • Languages
                              • English
                            • Delivery mode
                              On Campus

                            English Language Requirements

                            • Minimum required score:

                              7

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                            • Minimum required score:

                              100

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                              65

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                            Academic Requirements

                            You need the following GPA score:

                            Required score: Upper Second Class

                            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                            General Requirements

                            • 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International

                              21744 GBP/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 21744 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                            • EU/EEA

                              14088 GBP/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 14088 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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                            Living costs for London

                            • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                              Living Costs

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