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    I am an Anthropology major and interested in studying development in my postgrad. But I am not sure whether to go for a Dev Studies programme or an Anthro one. I feel like the former would provide me with better employment opportunities after I graduate but I am wondering if it would be too difficult for me to handle - I scored an A* in my A-Level econ, but never studied economics in uni. How difficult is it for someone with no background in economics to do well in a development studies programme?
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    (Original post by zainabkay)
    I am an Anthropology major and interested in studying development in my postgrad. But I am not sure whether to go for a Dev Studies programme or an Anthro one. I feel like the former would provide me with better employment opportunities after I graduate but I am wondering if it would be too difficult for me to handle - I scored an A* in my A-Level econ, but never studied economics in uni. How difficult is it for someone with no background in economics to do well in a development studies programme?
    Hi zainabkay,

    You don't need to have studied economics at uni before to be able to apply for the MSc Development Studies at SOAS, although it is helpful if you have studied modules in social sciences, political theory or humanities.

    If you have questions about the course content and want to discuss your previous academic experience, you could get in touch with the course convenor who is the academic member of staff that leads on the course. You can find their details on the MSc Development Studies course page.

    Laura
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    Hi zainabkay,

    You don't need to have studied economics at uni before to be able to apply for the MSc Development Studies at SOAS, although it is helpful if you have studied modules in social sciences, political theory or humanities.

    If you have questions about the course content and want to discuss your previous academic experience, you could get in touch with the course convenor who is the academic member of staff that leads on the course. You can find their details on the MSc Development Studies course page.

    Laura
    Hi Laura. I have done several courses in humanities so I'm hoping it won't be too hard. I'll get in touch with the convenor right away. Thanks so much for the reply.
 
 
 
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