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.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc Other Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Other Fees

Qualifications required:

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