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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Southwark Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

The MSc Development Studies course is interdisciplinary and innovative. It provides a thorough grounding in the development field, and its emphasis on research enables students to specialise in their particular areas of interest.

The MSc Development Studies is led by Professor Gaim Kibreab and taught by excellent research-active lecturers who specialise in social and economic development, as forced migration. See the current research projects tied to the International Development, Emergencies and Refugee Studies (IDEARS) Research Group.

Through the use of case studies you'll analyse a range of issues, crucial for Development policy and practice, such as:

  • Globalisation: markets, trade and the global economy;
  • Trade and Aid: the role of international institutions and agencies;
  • Strategies for Industrialisation: economic growth and human development;
  • Social Development: livelihoods, poverty and poverty reduction;
  • Developing the Rural Sector: Agrarian Policies, migration and urbanisation;
  • Environmental policies and sustainable development;
  • Political empowerment, participation, and human rights.

Employability

A humanities masters has the real advantage of opening up careers in a number of professions such as teaching, social work, administration and higher level education. Graduates have forged exciting careers in research-related work, public relations, advertising, retail, management and media-related work.

Previous students have entered careers in many fields working for international organisations such as the United Nations and its constituent organisations, the World Bank, the International Labour Organisation and the World Health Organisation. Many students take up posts in their home countries within government, non-government and civil society organisations, or with non-governmental development organisations in the UK, in addition to teaching posts in universities and colleges specialising in Development research and practice.

Professional links

The MSc has excellent relations with Development Agencies and NGO working in the development field. Students from these organisations are regularly enrolled on the course and members of these organisations gave regular presentations to MSc students.

Part time option also avaiable.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,900per 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 South Bank University

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, Southwark, SE1 0AA, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 78 3

    57th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    87 39%

    74th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    16th

    39
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    98 45%

    75th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    46th

    16

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