London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Urbanisation and Development


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Urbanisation and Development

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme is intended for graduates with a good first degree in the following disciplines: geography, development, sociology, planning, anthropology and any programme with a substantive urban or development studies component. At a time when three-quarters of the world's urban population and 90 per cent of urban population growth will be in the developing world, it is vital we understand relationships between urban and development issues from both theoretical and empirical standpoints. The programme reviews urbanism from colonial to the contemporary period, emphasising demographic, social, economic, cultural and political processes. The programme pays particular attention to the origins and claims of development theory and practice, and the aims and achievements of contemporary urban policy from a wide variety of thematic and theoretical perspectives. Core courses: urban policy and practice in the south; development: theory, history and policy; dissertation. Total of one unit from a large range of options.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL 603
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