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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Houghton Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

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 proactive approaches to beneficial change.

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

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. 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 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.

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. Many departments now also employ guest teachers and visiting members of staff, LSE teaching fellows and graduate teaching assistants who are usually doctoral research students and in the majority of cases, teach on undergraduate courses only.

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

Students living in United States
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£ 23,520per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Houghton Street, Westminster, WC2A 2AE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 29

    4th out of 122 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    165 83%

    7th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    3rd

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    7th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    174 82%

    11th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    61st

    42

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