King’s International Development Institute (IDI) The Emerging Economies & International Development MSc offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on emerging economies. We cover subjects such as development theory, political economy, geography and social policy. You will also have the opportunity to focus on particular countries and regions.
The 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 underdevelopment and weak systems of law and accountability.
Duration: 1 year FT / 2 years PT, September to September
King’s International Development Institute (IDI) The Department of International Development at King's offers one undergraduate degree, which is our International Development BA. The course looks at rising economic powers like the BRIC countries as well as other successful economies such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey and South Korea.
King’s international development programme asks what these countries have done that is distinctive and new. But, the programme also explores whether these changes are enduring and examine the ongoing challenges of national development facing these nations. King’s international development programme looks at emerging economies for policy innovations and solutions that may offer lessons for poorer regions and nations.
The International Development BA is an interdisciplinary programme covering Development Economics, Politics, Sociology, and Anthropology.
Key benefits - The interdisciplinary course offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on the ‘emerging economies’ and international development. - Located in the heart of London with excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities and wide-ranging access to library and archival resources nearby. - You can choose to study abroad for a full year, and extend your education at King's over four years.