London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Development Studies

Development Studies is an important research and teaching area within the Social Policy field at LSBU. 75% of our research into Social Work and Social Policy was awarded the quality rating of 3* out of 4* for 'environment' - quality that is defined as conducive to producing research of internationally excellent quality, in terms of its vitality and sustainability. The MSc Development Studies course is interdisciplinary and innovatory. It is designed for those who wish to pursue careers with governments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies, public and private organisations and enterprises. 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 John Taylor: an internationally renowned expert in social development and poverty reduction. Professor Taylor has undertaken research for the UK's Department of International Development, the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNICEF, national and international NGOs. 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.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 13 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 13 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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