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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 2023/24

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. Alternatively, students must take three from DV490, DV491, DV492, and DV494.

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

Paper 1

DV431 Development Management (1.0)

Paper 2

DV443 Development Management Consultancy Project (0.5)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.5 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 2023/24)


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)  (not available 2023/24)


DV423 Global Political Economy of Development (0.5) #


DV424 International Institutions and Late Development (0.5)


DV428 Managing Humanitarianism (0.5)


DV432 China in Developmental Perspective (0.5) #  (not available 2023/24)


DV433 The Informal Economy and Development (0.5)


DV434 Human Security (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


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) #  (not available 2023/24)


DV462 Forced Migration and Refugees (0.5)


DV463 Civil society, security and development (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


DV464 Democracy and Development (0.5)


DV465 Global Health Work: Expertise and Labour (0.5)


DV472 Covid-19 pandemic: health, socio-economic and political implications for development (Special Topics in International Development) (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


DV476 Population Analysis: Methods and Models (0.5) #


DV480 Transforming Society: Revolutions, Evolutions and Colonialism (0.5) #  (not available 2023/24)


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) #


DV494 Foundations of Applied Econometrics for Economic Development Policy (0.5)


GI407 Globalisation, Gender and Development (1.0) 1  (not available 2023/24)


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) #


GI420 Global Development and Its Discontents: Feminist Perspectives (0.5) 3


GV483 Public Management Theory and Doctrine (0.5)


GV4C9 Globalization and Democratization in Southeast Asia (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


GY403 Contemporary Debates in Human Geography (0.5)


GY409 Globalisation and territorial development: Theory, Evidence and Policy (0.5)


GY410 Economics of Local and Regional Development (0.5)


GY431 Cities, People and Poverty in the South (0.5) #  (not available 2023/24)


GY432 Urban Ethnography (0.5)


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)


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


MG460 Emergencies Management: Humanitarian Intervention and Digital Innovation (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


MG4B7 Leading Organisational Change (0.5)


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


SP436 Basic Education for Social Development (0.5) #  (not available 2023/24)


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

Paper 4

DV410 Research Design and Dissertation in International Development (1.0) and DV445 Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice (0.0)

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

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.