King's College London

Course Introduction

This programme offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on 'emerging economies' with an emphasis on issues of poverty reduction, inequality and social policy in particular. Subjects covered include development theory, political economy, geography, and social policy. Students may also focus on particular countries and regions.

Course Modules

Modules include: Great transformations; pseudo'miracles and arrested development; emerging economies and development theory; concepts and strategies; classical political economy; modernisation; structuralism; dependency theory; neo'liberalism; the 'post'Washington consensus' and post'colonial/post'development theory markets; states and the institutional bases of growth poverty; inequality and inclusive development in emerging economies.

Course Additional Entry

An Honours degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent in relevant disciplines.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,040  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,520  Academic year. First year home fees