Our Political Economy of Emerging Markets MSc offers a distinctive approach to the study of development. We focus on the political economy of emerging markets, especially national development strategies and the underlying politics and institutions. The course also covers subjects such as development theory, political economy, geography and management, and is flexible enough to allow you to focus on particular countries and regions.
- Offers a distinctive approach to the study of development.
- Interdisciplinary course which enables you to study the political economy of emerging markets from a variety of perspectives.
- Wide range of optional modules drawing on expertise across King's with particular emphasis on our Global Institutes.
- We accept students from a range of academic backgrounds and mid-career professionals.
Who should take this course
Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
If you are a full-time student you will take two required module worth 20 credits plus 80 credits of optional modules and a required dissertation worth 60 credits to make up 180 credits in total.
If you are a part-time student, you will take two required modules in your first year worth 40 credits plus 40 credits of optional modules. You will take your Dissertation module worth 60 credits in your second year and another 40 credits of optional modules to make up 180 credits in total.
King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.
You are required to take the following modules:
- Development Theory & Emerging Economies (20 credits)
- Political Economy of Market Reforms (20 credits)
- Dissertation & Research Methods (60 credits)
If you are a part-time student, you will take two required modules worth 40 credits in your first year plus 40 credits of optional modules. You will take your dissertation module worth 60 credits in your second year and another 40 credits of optional modules, in order to make 180 credits in total.
In addition, you are required to take modules totalling 80 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:
- Comparative Public Policy Analysis in Emerging Economies (20 credits)
- Gender and Social Policy in Emerging Economies (20 credits)
- Gender and Social Policy in Latin America (20 credits)
- Industrial Development: Strategy and Competitiveness of East Asian Firms (20 credits)
- Education and Development (20 credits)
- Industrial Economics and International Development (20 credits)
- Multinational Enterprises, Global Value Chains, and Local Development (20 credits)
- Commodities, Credit and Crises: Topics in Macroeconomics of Development (20 credits)
- The Politics of Managing Public Finances in Emerging Economies (20 credits)
- Latin America Development in Historical Perspective (20 credits)
- Advanced Quantitative Methods for Causal Inference (20 credits)
- Advanced Qualitative Methods (20 credits)
- Political Economy of Market Reform (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:
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