The programme’s unique twenty-week core course Battlefield of Methods: Approaches to International Development equips students with the theoretical background and analytical skills to inquire into the relationship between theory and method in the domain of international development. The course provides students with knowledge about the plurality of methodological approaches in key areas of international development research, and the policy choices and strategies associated with these. The course offers students the opportunity to engage with a selection of methods used in international development research.
- To provide students with interdisciplinary training in international development drawn from economics, development studies and other social sciences.
- To train students in a variety of research methods
appropriate for use in the analysis of international development issues.
- To provide students with coverage of topics and the
mes in international development that is at the frontier of the discipline.
This programme gives students advanced interdisciplinary training in research methods and topics in Research for International Development. While the programme structure emphasises research methods, students will also have the opportunity to choose from a large number of substantive optional courses. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme is by virtue of both the core courses and options available for study being drawn from two departments within SOAS: Economics and Development Studies.
With a student population of around 4,000 from over 100 countries, our relatively small size ensures that we offer a friendly and welcoming environment while at the same time being able to take advantage of all University of London facilities.
- International class
- International faculty
- International study tours
- Issuance of foreign diploma and certifications