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LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree in the Political Economy of Development

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Students take the first year at Sciences Po and the second year at LSE.  At LSE students will follow the programme regulations for the MSc in Development Management.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.

MSc in Development Management (LSE and Sciences Po)

Programme Code: TMDMSP

Department: International Development

For students starting this programme of study in 2020/21

Full-year programme. Students must take courses to the value of three full units and a dissertation as shown.

Students who choose to concentrate their electives and dissertation in a certain topic area may elect to have a specialism in "African Development”,  “Population Studies” or “Applied Development Economics” attached to their degree certificate and transcript. To obtain the specialism indication, students must meet the criteria below.

African Development: students must take DV418 and DV435, and their dissertation topic must be approved as being appropriate for this specialism.

Population Studies: students must take DV444 and DV456, and their dissertation topic must be approved as being appropriate for this specialism.

Applied Development Economics: enrolment capacity is limited and may be based on performance on a pre-quiz which will enable students to take at least two of DV490, DV491, DV492, and their dissertation topic must be approved as being appropriate for this specialism.

If no such election is made, the degree certificate will state “Development Management” without further specification.

Paper 1

DV431 Development Management (1.0)

Papers 2 & 3

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following:


AC470 Accounting in the Global Economy (0.5) #


DV407 Poverty (0.5)


DV411 Population and Development: an Analytical Approach (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


DV413 Environmental Problems and Development Interventions (0.5) #


DV415 Global Environmental Governance (0.5)


DV418 African Development (0.5)


DV420 Complex Emergencies (0.5)


DV421 Critical Perspectives on Global Health and Development (0.5)


DV423 Global Political Economy of Development (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)


DV424 International Institutions and Late Development (0.5)


DV428 Managing Humanitarianism (0.5)


DV432 China in Developmental Perspective (0.5) #


DV433 The Informal Economy and Development (0.5)


DV434 Human Security (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


DV435 African Political Economy (0.5)


DV444 Global Health Challenges: Epidemics, Disease, and Public Health Response (0.5) #


DV454 Gender, labour markets and social change in the Global South: theory, evidence, public action (0.5)


DV455 Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots Activism (0.5)


DV456 Population, Health and Development: Evidence and Projections (0.5) #


DV457 Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes: Design, Implementation and Evaluation (0.5)


DV458 Key issues in Global Health and Development (0.5)


DV460 Bayesian Reasoning for Qualitative Social Science: A modern approach to case study inference (0.5) #


DV462 Forced Migration and Refugees (0.5)


DV463 Civil society, security and development (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


DV464 Democracy and Development (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


DV472 Covid-19 pandemic: health, socio-economic and political implications for development (Special Topics in International Development) (0.5)


DV480 Revolution and Development (0.5) #


DV483 Information Communication Technologies and Socio-economic Development (0.5)


DV490 Economic Development Policy I: Applied Policy Analysis for Macroeconomic Development (0.5)


DV491 Economic Development Policy II: Microeconomic Analysis (0.5) #


DV492 Economic Development Policy III: Government Policy Analysis (0.5) #


GI407 Globalisation, Gender and Development (1.0) 1


GI409 Gender, Globalisation and Development: An Introduction (0.5) 2


GI411 Gender, Post/coloniality and Development: Critical Perspectives and New Directions (0.5) #


GI418 Feminist Economics and Policy: An Introduction (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)


GI420 Globalisation, Gender and Development: Theorising Policy and Practice (0.5) 3


GV483 Public Management Theory and Doctrine (0.5)


GV4C9 Globalization and Democratization in Southeast Asia (0.5)


GY403 Contemporary Debates in Human Geography (0.5)


GY409 Globalization and Regional Development (0.5)


GY410 Economics of Local and Regional Development (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


GY431 Cities, People and Poverty in the South (0.5) #


GY432 Urban Ethnography (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


GY447 The Economics of Regional and Urban Planning (0.5) #


GY459 Urban Theory and Policy in the Global South (0.5) #


GY473 Economic Development and the Environment (0.5) #


GY474 Politics of Environment and Development (0.5)


GY480 Remaking China: Geographical aspects of Development and Disparity (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


MG402 Public Management: A Design-Oriented Approach (0.5)


MG460 Emergencies Management: Humanitarian Intervention and Digital Innovation (0.5)


MG4B7 Organisational Change (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


SP415 Urbanisation and Social Policy in the Global South (0.5) #


SP436 Basic Education for Social Development (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)


Another course with the approval of the supervisor/course tutor.

Paper 4

DV410 Research Design and Dissertation in International Development (1.0)


MY410 Fundamentals of Research Design for International Development (0.0)


DV445 Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice (0.0)

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

1 : GI407 can not be taken with GI409, GI420

2 : GI409 can not be taken with GI420, GI407

3 : GI420 can not be taken with GI407, GI409

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.