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 proactive approaches to beneficial change. The core International Development component of the programme uses classical institutional theory and new institutional economics to understand the role of institutions and organisations in development, giving you the theory and practical tools to drive social transformations forward. The Development Management Project will allow you to apply your knowledge as together with a team, you undertake "live" consulting work for real-world, public, private, and non-profit organisations. The core Anthropology components of the programme offer a comprehensive study of how anthropologists have understood globalisation and other economic transformations. Students will learn how anthropologists have both changed practices from within as well as critiqued them from the outside.

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 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).