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Latin American Development MSc


Course Description

The MSc Latin American Development integrates a thorough grounding in development theory with the in-depth study of Latin America. By exploring the contemporary and historical experiences of this region students will develop an understanding of the deep roots of social change and the background to current development challenges and policy debates. Students may take a wide range of optional taught modules drawing on King’s college-wide expertise with particular emphasis on King’s Global Institutes. We accept students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and mid-career professionals.

Key benefits

- Our programme provides a multidisciplinary social scientific framework for understanding the development experiences of Latin American countries, including approaches from economics, political science, history, sociology and management studies.

- By drawing on the broader expertise within King’s Global Institutes, our MSc explores how the issues facing Latin America are illuminated by the experiences of emerging economies around the world.

- 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.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/latin-american-development-msc.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

The MSc Latin American Development integrates a thorough grounding in development theory with the in-depth study of Latin America. By exploring the contemporary and historical experiences of this region you will develop an understanding of the deep roots of social change and the background to current development challenges and policy debates.

Our programme highlights the importance of Latin America’s position in the global order, as well as the relationships between countries of the region, in shaping countries’ policy options and development outcomes. Drawing on the broader expertise within King’s Global Institutes, our MSc will also explore how the issues facing Latin America are illuminated by the experiences of emerging economies around the world. The emphasis is on understanding the ways Latin America is trying to overcome long-standing barriers to stability and prosperity.

The focus on integrating theory, data and history will foster your critical and analytical skills as you examine how Latin American countries are promoting growth and economic, social and political development in new and often innovative ways.

- Course purpose -

Our focus throughout the programme on integrating theory, data and history will foster your critical and analytical skills as you examine how Latin American countries are promoting growth and economic, social and political development in new and often innovative ways.

- Course format and assessment -

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 Latin American countries, 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 Latin American 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 a related subject uch as International Development, Latin American studies, Politics, or Economics.Applicants with substantial professional work experience in a Latin American country or in development-related work will also be considered. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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