London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

This programme is offered by the Department of Anthropology with the assistance of the Department of International Development. Anthropology and development are tightly entwined: this programme brings together essential elements of both. It combines crucial anthropological insights into and critiques of economic globalisation and social transformation with the study of theories about development: both historical experiences and cutting-edge policy debates. The core Anthropology components of the programme offer you a comprehensive study of how anthropologists, from their unique vantage point, have understood globalisation and other economic transformations, as well as giving crucial insights into how they evaluate, criticise and contribute to development.

The core International Development component of the programme provides you with key insights into the processes involved in overcoming poverty and creating healthy, wealthy and sustainable social change. The programme uses the latest theory in the social sciences to understand the processes, policy and practice of development. The programme provides ideal preparation for research work in anthropology, international development and related fields.

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 a genuine interest in anthropology and development, and areas of overlap between the two.
  • 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).