Our MSc course provides you with high-quality post-graduate teaching and research training in the analysis of emerging economies. It offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on rising economic powers and some of the questions surrounding their emergence as key players in global politics and the economy.
It also draws on social scientific expertise from across other departments in the Faculties of Social Sciences & Public Policy and Arts & Humanities.
This course focuses on reviewing economic development theory to ask whether emerging economies offer a new model or models of development. It looks at the strategies that they have adopted to promote development, how inclusive and sustainable or enduring these new strategies are and how emerging markets solve the difficult problems of promoting growth over the longer term. While investigating this last question we will discuss how these countries handle the development and diffusion of technology, how they manage trade and financial flows, how they balance the role of the state and the market, and how they deal with problems of institutional development and weak systems of law and accountability.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand and Waterloo Campuses. Our location in the heart of London brings outstanding advantages. You can enjoy excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities and wide-ranging access to library and archival resources.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
For every 15-credit module we will typically provide 20 hours of lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 130 hours of independent study. For your dissertation, you will usually have five hours of dissertation workshops and five one-to-one or group consultations with supervisors. To complement this, you should undertake approximately 590 hours of independent study and project work.
|Module ||Lectures, seminars and feedback || Self-study|
| Per 15-credit taught module
|| Typically 20 hours
|| 130 hours (some modules may involve lab work or e-learning which would require less self-guided learning)
| Dissertation module
|| Usually 5 x 1 hour dissertation workshops and 5 one-to-one or group consultation with supervisors.
|| 590 hours of self-study and project work.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Your performance on taught modules in the Department of International Development will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include individual essays, oral group presentations or group reports. The dissertation module is assessed by a proposal and a 12,000-word dissertation.
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