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|International Development||SOAS||Development Economics||✓||✓|
|UCL||Development and Planning||✓||✓|
|UCL||Education and International Development||✓||✓||✓|
|UCL||Global Change and Health||✓||✓|
|UCL / LSHTM||Global Health and Development||✓||✓|
|UEL||NGO and Development Management||✓||✓|
|UCL||Risk and Disaster Reduction||✓||✓|
The International Development (ID) pathway draws upon London’s unique concentration of academic institutions, funding agencies and local and international NGOs to offer an unrivalled concentration of expertise in and around ID. All participating institutions are strongly committed to interdisciplinary qualitative and quantitative research and fieldwork, and seek to contribute to policymaking in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Research is rooted in a range of disciplines, including anthropology, culture and media studies, economics, education, epidemiology, gender and sexuality studies, geography, mathematics, medicine, political ecology, policy analysis, political economy, political science, sociology, and sustainability and climate change.
This approach to research and policy intervention allows us to produce scholarship that blends innovative approaches with rigorous empirical analysis across a range of contexts. Within these parameters, each institution retains distinctive strengths:
- The SOAS Departments of Development Studies and Economics are internationally recognised for their distinctive and original approaches to the political economy of development, violence and conflict, migration, political ecology, and related topics.
- The UCL Development Planning Unit (DPU) is one of the foremost development planning schools in the anglophone world. The DPU’s research agenda focuses on social, physical, economic and political changes in a globalising and urbanising world, across diversity, social complexity and planned intervention; states and markets; urban transformations; and environmental justice, urbanisation and resilience.
- The UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) delivers world-class research on global health and development, with particular strengths in women’s, reproductive and children’s health, the health effects of climate change, risk analysis, and the health of vulnerable populations.
- The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) offers the largest concentration of research in education and international development in the UK, with specific expertise in gender, migration, health and wellbeing, planning, teacher development, education systems, higher education pedagogies, and critical policy analysis.
- The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) leads research in risk analysis, vulnerability analysis, disaster preparedness, disaster management and recovery and reconstruction across hazards (from space weather to earthquakes to climate change) and vulnerabilities (from corruption to poverty).
- ID research at UEL is centred in the School of Social Sciences and the Centre for Social Justice and Social Change. Its work is interdisciplinary, with a focus on grassroots organisations, collectives and commons, gender, the third sector, urban and rural poverty, the North-South poverty debates and humanitarian interventions.
- The LSHTM Department of Global Health and Development (GHD) is structured around groups in Anthropology, Politics and Policy (APP), Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME), and Health Economics and Systems Analysis (HESA). GHD hosts research programmes combining public health, health systems research, health economics, anthropology and policy analysis, and has an international reputation for its work on advancing affordability, equity, and coverage of health care in LMIC, as well as for rigorous evaluation methods to strengthen the policy evidence base.
All routes within the ID pathway are available in 1+3 and +3 structures. All 1+3 structures include an MSc or MRes degree programme with methods training to support doctoral studies, plus a dissertation designed to consolidate students’ learning and provide the opportunity to pilot a PhD project. Development Economics and Education and International Development are also available via +4 Integrated PhDs, in which students take the taught components of the relevant masters alongside their doctoral research. The +3 structure is available to students who have already completed a masters with appropriate training.