SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Development Studies

This programme provides a solid interdisciplinary social science formation in development theory and practice and develops students' capacities for independent and critical analysis; the course covers fields of politics, geography, social anthropology, economics, history, law and languages.

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent); relevant work experience may also be considered.

Course modules

Political economy of development; theory, policy and practice of development; dissertation in development studies; agrarian development, food policy and rural poverty ; aid and development; borders and development; civil society, social movements and the development process ; natural resources, development and change: putting critical anaylsis into practice; development practice ; East Asia and globalisation; environment, governance and development; extractive industries, energy, biofuels and development in a time of climate change; famine and food security; fundamentals of research methods for development studies; gender and development; global commodity chains, production networks and informal work; global health and development; issues in forced migration; Marxist political economy and global development; migration and policy; neoliberalism, democracy and global development; problems of development in the Middle East and North Africa; security; the working poor and development; understanding economic migration: theories, patterns and policies; water and development: conflict and governance.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,880 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,880 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,940 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 8,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

Key information

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
020 7898 4700