Emerging Economies and International Development

United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Our 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.

Key benefits:

  • A distinctive approach to the study of development.
  • Interdisciplinary course that enables you to study emerging economies and international development from a variety of different perspectives.
  • Extensive selection of optional modules draw on expertise across King's with particular emphasis on our Global Institutes.
  • We accept students from a wide range of academic backgrounds as well as mid-career professionals.

Who should take this course

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in such related subjects as international development, politics, economics or other social science or regional studies.



Course content

Course are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.

Required Modules:

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Development Theory and Emerging Economies (20 credits)
  • Dissertation & Research Methods (60 credits)

Optional Modules:

In addition, you are required to take modules totalling 100 credits from a wide range of options that may typically include:

  • Gender, Society & Development (20 credits)
  • Poverty, Inequality & Inclusive Development in Emerging Economies (20 credits)
  • The Politics of Market Reforms (20 credits)
  • Multinational Enterprises, Global Value Chains, and Local Development (20 credits)
  • Comparative Public Policy Analysis In Emerging Economies (20 credits)
  • Industrial Development: Strategy and Competitiveness of East Asian Firms (20 credits)
  • Commodities, Credit and Crises: Topics in Macroeconomics of Development (20 credits)
  • The Politics of Managing Public Finances in Emerging Economies (20 credits)
  • Industrial Economics & International Development (20 credits)
  • Social Justice: Ethnographic insights (20 credits)
  • Race, Privilege and Identity (20 credits)
  • Education & Development (20 credits)
  • Health Policy and Healthcare Systems in Emerging Economies (20 credits)
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods for Causal Inference (20 credits)
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods (20 credits)
  • Practical and Theoretical Evaluation of Sustainable Development (20 credits)
  • Project Management in International Development (20 credits)
  • Up to 40 credits from other departments across the university, subject to approvals


  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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