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MSc Anthropology and Development

London School of Economics and Political Science

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Full-time | London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London | 1 year | 28-SEP-20
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Key information

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  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    4th

    1
  • Subject Ranking

    8th

    3 (Anthropology)
  • Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.84

    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

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    1.00

    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Science

  • Application deadline

    n/a

  • Start date

    28-SEP-20

Course Summary

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.

This programme is offered by the Department of Anthropology with the assistance of the Department of International Development.

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. Focusing on both 'Big D' development (schemes of improvement or projects) and 'little d' development (change which occurs as the result of economic growth or modernisation), the programme shows you how anthropologists have both changed practices from within as well as critiqued them from the outside. It also provides anthropological insights into new forms of production, consumption, exchange and financial circulation that have emerged since the 1980s.

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.

Teaching methods

LSE is internationally recognised for its teaching and research and therefore employs a rich variety of teaching staff with a range of experience and status. Courses may be taught by individual members of faculty, such as lecturers, senior lecturers, readers, associate professors and professors.

Assessment

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others.

Careers

The programme provides ideal preparation for research work in anthropology, international development and related fields.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£14,640 per year

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University information

About this University

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is consistently ranked one of the foremost social science universities in the world. With an international intake and reach, global engagement is at the heart of LSE's teaching and research mission for its students and staff. From a well-connected central London campus, LSE runs one of the world's most extensive and distinguished university public lecture series.

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London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

Houghton Street

Westminster

WC2A 2AE

UNITED KINGDOM