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Course summary

Please note that this course is subject to approval. The Global Development Institute addresses global inequalities through world-class, interdisciplinary research, and teaching, in order to promote a socially-just world in which all people, including future generations, can enjoy a decent life. Made up of over 70 academics and around 700 students from around 40 countries, the Global Development Institute is one of the largest and most diverse providers of development studies in Europe, making it the perfect home for this brand-new undergraduate course for entry 2023. BSc Global Development focuses on the social, economic and environmental challenges faced by the Global South, i.e. the ‘developing world’ in Asia, Africa and Latin America. However, the challenges facing peoples, businesses and governments in the Global South cannot be understood without exploring connections with the developed world in the Global North. Today’s challenges – such as climate change, inequality, and social justice – cut across global boundaries and require a global perspective. You will learn how to analyse these issues using different approaches, as the course emphasises insights from a range of interconnected disciplines, particularly geography, politics and economics.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme: Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme are required to achieve AAB and an EAP score of B with B in writing and speaking and C in reading and listening. Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year are required to achieve AAB and an EAP score of B with B in writing and speaking and C in reading and listening. Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the academic School to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall, with 6.5 in writing and no other sub-section below 6.0.

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either: - GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C/4 , or; - IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.5 in writing and no other sub-section below 6.0, or; - An acceptable equivalent qualification. For details on acceptable equivalent qualifications to this course please see the School of Environment, Education and Development's English Language information page .

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Fees and funding

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Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For entry in 2022 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2023 entry.

Sponsorship information

We are committed to attracting and supporting the very best students from all backgrounds to study this course. You could be eligible for cash bursaries of up to £2,500 to support your studies.

Global Development at University of Manchester - UCAS