This programme provides high quality graduate research training for students seeking employment in the large development sector in the UK, other OECD countries and in emerging economies, consultancy organisations, private sector companies with global operations, and government offices. It would strongly appeal to international students seeking specialist training and/or government employment.
The programme provides high quality post-graduate teaching and research training in the analysis of “emerging economies.” Based at King’s International Development Institute, the programme draws on social scientific expertise located across other departments in the Schools of Social Sciences & Public Policy and Arts & Humanities as well as King’s Global Institutes. The programme offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on rising economic powers with a particular focus on national development strategies, economic and political institutions, and the political processes that influence economic reforms. The programme critically assesses economic development theory to ask whether these countries offer a new model or models of development. The main thrust of the programme is examining the strategies that emerging economies have adopted to promote development. This includes asking how 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.