First year, at Sciences Po
The first year is spent at Sciences Po. You join the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs and study for one of the following programmes:
Master in International Security
Master in International Public Management
Master in International Economic Policy
Master in International Development
Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
Master in Environmental Policy
Master in International Energy
The double degree has specific requirements during the first year. You must pass the first year at Sciences Po to be permitted to proceed to LSE.
More information on the year at Sciences Po will be available shortly.
Second year, at LSE
The second year is spent at LSE and runs from mid-September until the end of August of the following year. It comprises three terms and the summer period for completion of the dissertation. At LSE you will enrol on MSc Development Management.
This year is centred on a compulsory course that employs a comparative political economy approach to examine the institutional roots of development and non-development. You will also select courses from options in International Development, Economics, Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour, Accounting, Gender, Geography, Government, Management, and Social Policy, and will complete a dissertation of up to 10,000 words.
In addition, you will participate in a live group consultancy project for a leading development agency, which forms part of your total assessment. You will have the opportunity to attend a weekly lecture series that brings to the School prominent scholars and practitioners who discuss the findings and methodological dimensions of development research and/or problems of development practice.
Employs a political economy approach to examine the causes of development and non-development.
Research Design and Dissertation in International Development
Combines a dissertation (an independent research project of 10,000 words, on an approved topic of your choice) with supporting lectures on research methods and the use of research in development practice.
Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice (unassessed)
This non-assessed course introduces students to the practical world of development which will facilitate their career paths and prepare them for the consultancy project, and introduce students to the interface between policy practice and development academia.
Fundamentals of Research Design (unassessed)
Introduces MSc students in the Department of International Development to theoretical and practical foundations of social science research design.
Courses to the value of two units from a range of options
For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
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