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    Navigating course selection in the Department of International Development

Navigating course selection in the Department of International Development

Your Master’s degree will start in few months, so you’re probably busy preparing for many things, including which courses to take when you arrive. Our Student Mentorship Ambassador, Gayatri I Gusti shares how she prepared for course selection before she arrived at LSE and during her first three weeks of Michaelmas Term.

Before arriving at LSE

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Career support for International Development students

MSc Health and International Development student and Student Ambassador, Dr Harikeerthan Raghuram, writes about the different services offered by LSE Careers.

LSE has over 11000 students from over 140 different countries studying in over 20 different departments. Surely, it seems like a mammoth task to assist with the career of each individual. However, from my experience as a student at LSE, […]

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    MSc Health and International Development through the eyes of our students

MSc Health and International Development through the eyes of our students

MSc Health and International Development students, Harikeerthan Raghuram, Kassandra Jones and Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif tell us about their experiences on the programme and how it differs from a Health Policy programme:

Harikeerthan Raghuram:

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Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif:

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and in no way reflect those of the International Development LSE blog or the London School of Economics […]

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    Tips and hacks for getting a hang of assignments: AKA how to avoid being super overwhelmed by your Masters programme!

Tips and hacks for getting a hang of assignments: AKA how to avoid being super overwhelmed by your Masters programme!

Student Ambassador, Nicole Amondi Oloo provides some helpful tips and hacks to manage your time and workload whilst studying at LSE. 

Hey offer holders, congratulations on getting into LSE! It’s an amazing accomplishment. LSE is all about discovering the causes of things and in the upcoming year you will definitely be pushed to your intellectual limits in the best ways. LSE […]

Redefining power and influence in the post Covid-19 world

Incoming International Development PhD candidate, Ritika Arora argues that the metrics which measure how a country responds to threats of various kinds, should hold greater value in evaluating a country’s position of power, vis-à-vis their ability to attack and defend in traditional warfare, or their GDP. 

I recently found myself in conversation with a colleague about the inevitable shift in perceptions of power underpinning the international political economy, following the surge of COVID-19. Whilst […]

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    How can technology and behaviour change interventions improve the health of people with disabilities?

How can technology and behaviour change interventions improve the health of people with disabilities?

The International Development Consultancy Project gives students the opportunity to work with organisations on real-world contemporary development issues. MSc Health and International Development Student, Nathan Willis tells us about his team’s  experience in providing cutting-edge research in partnership with Humanity & Inclusion.

As part of the International Development Consultancy project on the MSc Health and International Development programme, I was given […]

Why developing countries should not abandon the WTO

MSc Development Studies candidate, Beatriz Osorio Garabosky tells us why it’s important for developing countries to have strong leadership positions in the WTO. 

Two weeks ago, on May 14th, Roberto Azevêdo, the Brazilian Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), announced his 1-year early resignation. Although claiming it is for personal reasons, his announcement has symbolic implications for multilateralism.

It means that […]

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    Self-help psychosocial interventions for refugees in northern Uganda: a band-aid on a bullet wound?

Self-help psychosocial interventions for refugees in northern Uganda: a band-aid on a bullet wound?

PhD candidate, Costanza Torre refers to her ethnographic fieldwork in which she investigates self-help psychosocial interventions for refugees in northern Uganda and questions whether, although well-meaning, they are taking the focus away from urgent socio-economic issues. 

Over the past three decades, mental health has become a mainstream component of humanitarian aid worldwide – so much so, in fact, that psychological programmes have […]

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    Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: lessons from Covid-19 beyond the UNGPs

Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: lessons from Covid-19 beyond the UNGPs

Laura Treviño Lozano looks at recent corporate protective practices as a response to Covid-19 and suggests three key lessons worth considering by businesses in their future relations with workers, consumers, societies and communities. 

The global pandemic Covid-19 has turned the world upside down. Although it is not nearly over, it has already taught all of us: businesses, States and civil […]

London through the eyes of our Student Ambassadors

London is an exciting and vibrant city to study in. No wonder it was voted the best student city in 2019! But don’t just take our word for it, here are some pictures from our Student Ambassadors who share snapshots from their time in the capital*. 

*Pictures taken before the 2020 coronavirus lockdown.

Catalina García Pradilla 
“Regent’s Canal is my favourite place is […]