Anthropology and Development, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 19344
    Tuition (Year)
    12504
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
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The programme will help you to develop a good understanding of classical social theory and modern anthropological theory, with reference to a range of theoretical issues, including those of development and social change, and in relation to appropriate ethnography. You will gain a thorough understanding of the history of development policy and practice and their theoretical underpinnings, and of the ways in which these are illuminated by anthropology.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This programme is offered by the Department of Anthropology with the assistance of the Department of International Development and offers the following benefits:

  • Both the Department of Anthropology and the Department of International Development have a strongly international character, and are situated in the only institution devoted solely to the social sciences in the UK.

  • The strong tradition of empirical research within both departments directly informs and enhances the teaching on the programme.

  • The programme offers an excellent and intensive introduction to the disciplines of social anthropology and international development.

The programme is intended for graduates with a good first degree in any discipline who can demonstrate a genuine interest in anthropology and development.

Programme details

The programme will help you to develop a good understanding of classical social theory and modern anthropological theory, with reference to a range of theoretical issues, including those of development and social change, and in relation to appropriate ethnography. You will gain a thorough understanding of the history of development policy and practice and their theoretical underpinnings, and of the ways in which these are illuminated by anthropology. Though the programme is not a course in 'applied anthropology', it will be invaluable if you are planning a career in development work. The programme also provides a good foundation for anthropological research on problems connected with development.

Scheduled teaching normally includes three hours of lectures and three hours of seminars per week (depending on options selected), supplemented by regular academic tutorials.

You take compulsory core courses to the value of two units, one each in anthropology and in international development. You take further courses to the value of one full unit, and complete a dissertation to be submitted by early September.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Anthropology of Development

  • Anthropology of Economy: Production and Exchange

  • Anthropology of Economy : Development, Transformation and Globalisation

  • Development: History, Theory and Policy

  • Key Issues in Development Studies

  • Dissertation.

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Started in

      • There is no deadline for this start date.

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    90 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months

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Academic Requirements

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree in any discipline, with genuine interest in anthropology and development, and in possible areas of overlap between the two

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 19344 International
  • GBP 12504 EEA
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Funding

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 Finance

Lent 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 financial-support@lse.ac.uk

Student Finance for 2014/15

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If you are returning to LSE after a break or progressing after repeating a year contact us at financial-support@lse.ac.uk 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

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