Since 1995, the LSE has provided innovative postgraduate training for those working with, or interested in, the world of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and development.
Today, the NGO sector needs to be able to assess and develop its roles and it requires a new level of expertise to meet the increasingly complex goals of development and relief work. NGOs are now being expected to deliver projects and programmes more and more effectively as well as to contribute to a healthy 'civil society'.
From 2012-13, we are upgrading our provision with the launch of the new MSc Social Policy and Development: Non-Governmental Organisations. The degree is taught by a team of leading researchers in the field, each of whom has both research and hands on policy experience.
Located in the LSE's Department of Social Policy (rated the UK's top department in the Research Assessment Exercise), the new MSc Degree focuses on key issues such as the changing context of development policy, NGO organizational issues and the theory and practice of civil society.