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Course summary

Are you ready to become a versatile development leader, equipped to drive positive change in the global community? The BSc (Hons) International Development Management programme at Aston University has been designed with your future in mind. You will gain expertise in management practices tailored for development contexts, a deep understanding of global development systems and policies, and a critical perspective on the challenges faced by disadvantaged regions. This pioneering programme combines development studies, management, political science, sociology and history, providing you with a versatile, cross-disciplinary skill set. You will be taught by research-active staff who are experts in their respective fields and who constantly update their teaching based on research findings. The integrated placement year will provide you with invaluable real-world experience, preparing you for a range of roles within the international development sector and beyond. Key benefits:

  • We know our stuff. Aston University was ranked 6th overall in the UK for international relations (Guardian, 2023).
  • Recognised for quality. Aston Business School is proud to be among 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation.
  • You're in safe hands. We were ranked top 5 in the UK for ‘graduate prospects – on track’ (Politics; Complete University Guide, 2023).
  • You’ve got our full attention. We were ranked top 5 in the UK for ‘student to staff ratio’ (International Relations; Guardian, 2023).


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed carefully, including previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above. Entry onto our Foundation Year maybe offered as an alternative to the degree course if lower entry grades are achieved. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2024 entry. For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
International Development Management at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS