Rapid technological change, an unprecedented drive towards globalisation of the world economy and the rapid expansion of world trade are among some of the changes affecting economic development today.
In this context, local and regional economies increasingly need new responses and demand specialist skills to exploit the opportunities these changes offer. The MSc Local Economic Development, accredited by the Institute for Economic Development (IED), prepares you to meet these challenges.
You will focus on the variety of ways in which local and regional agencies can work with the private sector in order to stimulate local economies. You will also develop an understanding of the local, national and international trends in business organisation and a knowledge of the variety of local agents involved.
The Local Economic Development programme from London School of Economics and Political Science is targeted at two groups of students: first, those who have recently finished a first degree in a relevant discipline and want to develop specific skills and an understanding of local and regional economic development; second, managers of local economic development institutions who want to widen and deepen their existing knowledge. The MSc is also an ideal starting point for a career in economic development research.
Previous graduates are working in international organisations (eg the UN system [including ILO, UNDP, FAO], World Bank, OECD, European Union, World Trade Conference), national and regional governments, international consultancy, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), research centres and leading universities.
- Jobs, Poverty and Local Economic Development
- Globalisation and Regional Development
- The Economics of Local and Regional Developments
- Regional Development and Policy
- Local Capacity and Economic Development Policy
- 12 months
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- Upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in social science (in the past mostly economics, development, sociology, geography, international relations and political science).
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