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Emerging Economies and International Development MSc

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This Emerging Economies and International Development MSc is an interdisciplinary social science degree in international development with a unique focus on middle-income countries. It explores what we can learn from the experiences and development models of these emerging powers.

Key benefits

  • Enjoy a distinctive approach to development that focuses on middle-income countries.
  • Focus your studies on development theory and practice.
  • Learn from a multidisciplinary course taught by experts in international development, economics, politics, anthropology, sociology and history.
  • Choose from an extensive selection of optional modules, spanning research methods, development practice, gender, social policy, poverty and inequality, and region-specific teaching. Taught by a truly international department of academics with experience from around the world.

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Employability

As an Emerging Economies and International Development MSc graduate, you will be equipped with a combination of research training, development practice skills and subject knowledge that can be applied in a number of international development roles as well as in national policy.

The expertise and skills you learn in this programme are very attractive to the labour market and will enhance your employability in the development sector, both within the UK and other OECD countries, as well as within emerging economies.

But you’ll also be able to use your transferable skills in a number of alternative careers, such as in consultancy organisations, in private sector companies with global operations, or in policymaking.

Graduates of the Emerging Economies and International Development MSc have gone on to work in roles in:

  • Development Think Tanks
  • International Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Government and policy
  • Consultancy and advisory bodies
  • Labour rights consultancy
  • Women’s rights consultancy
  • United Nations
  • Social enterprises

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Employability

As an Emerging Economies and International Development MSc graduate, you will be equipped with a combination of research training, development practice skills and subject knowledge that can be applied in a number of international development roles as well as in national policy.

The expertise and skills you learn in this programme are very attractive to the labour market and will enhance your employability in the development sector, both within the UK and other OECD countries, as well as within emerging economies.

But you’ll also be able to use your transferable skills in a number of alternative careers, such as in consultancy organisations, in private sector companies with global operations, or in policymaking.

Graduates of the Emerging Economies and International Development MSc have gone on to work in roles in:

  • Development Think Tanks
  • International Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Government and policy
  • Consultancy and advisory bodies
  • Labour rights consultancy
  • Women’s rights consultancy
  • United Nations
  • Social enterprises

Application closing date guidance

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as we may need to request further information from you to assess your application. This is particularly important if your application is successful, and you are required to meet any conditions and/or you need a Student Visa to study at King’s.

King's College London is committed to the recruitment of students with the greatest academic ability and to maintain a diverse student population. In order to ensure a balanced international student population for our most competitive programmes, we have implemented the following deadlines:

  • The final application deadline for any students who are currently residing in mainland China is 7 January 2023 (23:59 UK time). 

Please note: if you reside in mainland China and apply for this programme after the above deadline, your application may be automatically withdrawn and you will not be eligible for an application fee refund. 

  • Our first application deadline for any other applicants is on 6 March 2023 (23:59 UK time). The programme will remain open until the final application deadlines below if there are places still available:
  • Overseas (international) fee status: 24 July 2023 (23:59 UK time)
  • Home fee status: 24 August 2023 (23:59 UK time)

After the first application deadline, the programme will close at any point once it is full. Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline, and we are unable to process further offers because places are filled and we close the course before the final application deadline.

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