London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

The programme will help you to develop a good understanding of classical social theory and modern anthropological theory, with reference to a range of theoretical issues, including those of development and social change, and in relation to appropriate ethnography. You will gain a thorough understanding of the history of development policy and practice and their theoretical underpinnings, and of the ways in which these are illuminated by anthropology. Though the programme is not a course in applied anthropology, it will be invaluable if you are planning a career in development work. The programme also provides a good foundation for anthropological research on problems connected with development.

Course Additional Entry

A 2.1 Honours degree or overseas equivalent in any discipline, and genuine interest in anthropology; English language requirement for non'native speakers (TOEFL/IELTS).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,184  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,112  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,592  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,556  Academic year. First year home fees