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MSc Population and Development

About the MSc programme

The MSc Population and Development is jointly run by the Department of Social Policy and the Department of International Development and includes:

  • core courses on key issues in population and international development   
  • optional courses in critical demographic techniques
  • a choice of options from a wide range of highly rated courses within both Departments and in other departments specialising in gender, political economy, and public policy

The programme will bring you up-to-date with current international issues in the relationships between development and population. It will equip you with the skills to critically assess contemporary and future issues of population and development. The programme is designed to provide skills and knowledge to students looking for high level careers in international, public, private and voluntary agencies dealing with population and development issues at national and international levels.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Population and Development in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

The programme has provided excellent career prospects for graduates. The content and structure of the programme provide skills and knowledge to candidates looking for high-level careers in public, private and voluntary agencies, both national and international.  We have alumni working in major organisations such as the WHO, IPPF, Global Vision, Marie Stopes International, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, DFID, as well as in a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organisations throughout the world. As a result of the broad focus of the programme we have also had a number of students go on to work in major private companies in a variety of roles.

lse.ac.uk/socialPolicy; lse.ac.uk/InternationalDevelopment

Application code: L1S3 (check availability)

Start date: 21 September 2017

Duration: 12 months full-time, 24-28 months part-time

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: UK/EU £13,008 (provisional EU); overseas £20,112

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support)

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions

Intake/applications in 2016:  12/99