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 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. Focussing 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 how anthropologists have both changed practices from within as well as critiqued them from the outside. It offers 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 students with key insights into the processes involved in overcoming poverty and creating healthy, wealthy and sustainable social change. The programme uses cutting-edge theory in the social sciences to understand the processes, policy and practice of development.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
LSE Graduate Bursaries 2015/16
LSE is delighted to announce 230 new LSE Graduate Bursaries of £10,000 supported jointly by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the School.
Student Finance for 2015/16
The launch of the new SFE application cycle for Academic Year 2015/16 is now open. Student Finance have requested that all students get their applications finished and submitted in line with the deadlines below:Application Deadlines
Student Finance England - New students 31 May, Continuing students 30 June
Student Finance Wales - New students 15 May, Continuing students 5 June
Student Finance Northern Ireland - New students 17 April, Continuing students 30 June
The application service for EU Students will launch on 23 February
More information on applying for Student FinanceLent Term
There will be no drop in service on the Wednesday 22nd April 2015 due to all staff being involved in the Offer Holders Open Day.
Please note that the Student Services Centre will also be closed on the afternoon of Friday 25th April for staff training, so there will be no drop in services.
Lent Term cheques are now ready for collection from the Student Services Centre. Please remember to bring your student ID card with you when you come to collect. If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Finance for 2014/15
UK and EU undergraduates (all years): if you who have not yet finalised your student loans and grants with Student Finance, please log in to your account with them and resolve any outstanding issues.
If you are returning to LSE after a break or progressing after repeating a year contact us at email@example.com if you are unsure of how to access the LSE bursary.
The bursary payments take approximately 5 working days to show in the recipients bank account from the scheduled payment date.
The scheduled payment dates are:
Michaelmas Term, Friday 17 October 2014
Lent Term, Friday 23 January 2015
Summer Term, Monday 11 May 2015
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Testimonial Registration Module
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.