Labour, Social Movements and Development, M.Sc. in UK

SOAS University of London

Study in:United Kingdom
14 days
Deadline: 30 June 2019


The Labour, Social Movements and Development programme from SOAS University of London is relevant to students with a strong background in the social sciences in their first degree as well as practitioners and activists from a wide spectrum of organisations and approaches.

Students are encouraged to examine critically the relationship between labour, capitalism, development and poverty. We investigate labour in the contemporary social and economic development of the Global South as well as established and emerging social movements of labour in local, national and international spaces. You will learn to identify and evaluate the relationship between collective agency, policy and vice-versa.

Program Structure

Courses included:

  • Dissertation in Development Studies
  • Labour, Social Movements and Development
  • Theory, policy and practice of development
  • Political Economy of Development
  • Agrarian Development, Food Policy and Rural Poverty
  • Aid and Development

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent).
  • Relevant work experience may also be considered.



  • Felix Non- Indian Scholarship
  • Felix Scholarships
  • John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship
  • Postgraduate SOAS Global Impact Award
  • SOAS International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship
  • SOAS Master’s Scholarships
  • Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship
  • Tibawi Trust Award

Detailed Program Facts

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