London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

The MSc in Development Studies provides you with high-quality academic training in development studies, using contemporary theory in the social sciences to understand the processes, policy and practice of development. The course gives you a strong foundation to engage with the economic, political and social dimensions of development policy and practice. You will also choose from a wide range of optional courses within the School to deepen or broaden your disciplinary training, or take up the advanced study of a particular region of the developing world. The programme brings together students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, and recent graduates have gone on to work in government, international development agencies and NGOs, as well as development consultancies and think tanks, or gone on to PhD study.

Recent graduates have gained employment in government, international development agencies, international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international and local private firms, development consultancies and think-tanks, or have gone on to obtain PhDs in development studies or other social science disciplines.

Start Date:

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

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,088 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,088 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £21,744 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,044 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,044 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).