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Emerging Economies and International Development MSc


Course Description

Our MSc Emerging Economies and International Development programme offers you a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on emerging economies. Subjects covered include development theory, political economy, geography and social policy. You may also focus on particular countries and regions.

Key benefits

- Our programme offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on emerging economies.

- As an interdisciplinary programme, our MSc enables you to study emerging economies and international development drawing on a variety of different disciplinary perspectives.

- You may take a wide range of optional taught modules drawing on expertise across King’s with particular emphasis on its Global Institutes.

- We accept students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and mid-career professionals.
Our unrivalled location in the heart of London brings outstanding advantages. You can enjoy excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities and wide-ranging access to library and archival resources.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/emerging-economies-and-international-development-msc.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

Our programme provides you with high-quality post-graduate teaching and research training in the analysis of emerging economies based at King’s International Development Institute. It offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on rising economic powers and a cluster of questions surrounding their emergence as key players in global politics and the economy. It also draws on social scientific expertise located across other departments in the Faculties of Social Sciences & Public Policy and Arts & Humanities.

Focuses include reviewing economic development theory to ask whether these countries offer a new model or models of development, looking at strategies that emerging economies have adopted to promote development, how inclusive and sustainable or enduring these new strategies are, how emerging markets solve difficult problems of promoting growth over the longer term, including development and diffusion of technology, managing trade and financial flows, balancing the role of the state and the market, and dealing with problems of institutional underdevelopment and weak systems of law and accountability.

- Course purpose -

Our programme provides you with high-quality graduate research training for seeking employment in the development sector in the UK and other OECD countries, and also in emerging economies, consultancy organisations, private sector companies with global operations and government offices. It is ideal if you are an international student seeking specialist training and/or government employment.

- Course format and assessment -

Our programme consists of 180 credits: a 60-credit dissertation; 40 credits of taught core modules; and up to 80 credits of optional modules from a list taught by affiliated faculties and from complementary programmes.

The majority of International Development Institute modules are assessed by a 4,000-word essay; other optional modules may differ. The dissertation module is assessed by a 10-12,000-word essay.

Career prospects

Our programme provides you with high-quality graduate research training for seeking employment in the development sector in the UK and other OECD countries and also in 'emerging economies', consultancy organisations, private sector companies with global operations and government offices. It is ideal if you are an international student seeking specialist training and/or government employment.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Emerging Economies and International Development MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in related subjects such as International Development, Politics, Economics, or other social science or regional studies. Applicants with professional development-related work experience will also be considered. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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