London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

The MSc in Development Management gives you the theory and practical tools to drive such transformations forward by enabling you to understand why some societies have succeeded and others have failed. The programme is built around a theory-led approach to the role of institutions and organisations in development, using both classical institutional theory and the new institutional economics. Development is not just about increasing growth and political and social rights. It is about creating self-sustaining institutions that liberate societies from low-level deprivation traps by increasing productivity, freedom, and cooperative interdependence. A distinctive feature of the programme is the Development Management Project, a team-based consulting exercise for real-world, public, private, and non-profit organisations, such as the World Bank, Oxfam, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GIZ, CARE, DFID, Save the Children, UNICEF, or the Emerging Markets Group. The analytical skills developed here have secured past graduates promising careers in organisations as diverse as central banks, NGOs, multilateral organisations, charities, investment banks, government, consultancies, manufacturing firms and religious missions, and as independent experts and writers.

Start Date:

2019-SEP-30. 2019-SEP-30.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £21,744 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £21,744 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £21,744 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £10,872 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £10,872 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £10,872 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should normally have a Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science or humanities an advantage.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (reading 6.5, writing 6.5, Writing 6.0, Speaking 6.0).