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Emerging Economies and International Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) , | ,
The Emerging Economies and International Development MSc course at King's College London offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on emerging economies. We cover subjects such as development theory, political economy, geography and social policy. You will also have the opportunity to focus on particular countries and regions.

About

The Emerging Economies and International Development MSc course at King's College London  provides you with high-quality post-graduate teaching and research training in the analysis of emerging economies. It offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on rising economic powers and some of the questions surrounding their emergence as key players in global politics and the economy. It also draws on social scientific expertise from across other departments in the Faculties of Social Sciences & Public Policy and Arts & Humanities.

Key benefits

  • A distinctive approach to the study of development.
  • Interdisciplinary course that enables you to study emerging economies and international development from a variety of different perspectives.
  • Extensive selection of optional modules draw on expertise across King’s with particular emphasis on our Global Institutes.
  • We accept students from a wide range of academic backgrounds as well as mid-career professionals.

Career prospects

Our course provides you with high-quality graduate research training that will greatly enhance your employability in the development sector, both in the UK and other OECD countries, as well as in ‘emerging economies’. You can also transfer the skills to a career in consultancy organisations, private sector companies with global operations and government offices. Our course is ideal if you are an international student seeking specialist training and/or government employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development Theory & Emerging Economies 
  • Gender, Society & Development 
  • Poverty, Inequality & Inclusive Development in Emerging Economies 
  • The Politics of Market Reforms 
  • Multinational Enterprises, Global Value Chains, and Local Development 
  • Comparative Public Policy Analysis In Emerging Economies 

                          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
                          • Credits
                            180 alternative credits
                          • 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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                          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

                          • Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in such related subjects as international development, politics, economics or other social science or regional studies.
                          • You will also be considered if you have professional development-related work experience.
                          • Please submit a one-page (maximum) personal statement with your application, explaining why you wish to apply for this programme and why you feel it matches your interests, academic background and, if relevant, your career plans and what you feel you would bring to the course and fellow students.
                          • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
                          • Two references are required with at least one academic. 

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International

                            21300 GBP/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 21300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                          • EU/EEA

                            9990 GBP/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 9990 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                          Part time 

                          • Home/UK fees: £4,995 per year
                          • Part time overseas fees: £10650 per year

                          Living costs for London

                          • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                            Living Costs

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