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 Development Studies programme from London School of Economics and Political Science 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.
Recent graduates have gained employment in government, international development agencies, international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international and local private firms, development consultancies and think-tanks, or have gone on to obtain PhDs in development studies or other social science disciplines.
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- Development: History, Theory and Policy
- Research Design and Dissertation in International Development
- Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice
- Fundamentals of Research Design
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Development Sustainable Development Public Policy View 300 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
- Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science or humanities an advantage.
International23520 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23520 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA15216 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15216 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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