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Course summary

Overview Have you ever wondered why some countries are richer than others? Why being born in one country can mean you are likely to earn 70 times more than someone born in another? Why some have managed to grow rapidly, whilst others have been left behind? Have you thought about what poverty looks like in different contexts, or why some groups in society are worse off than others? How do inequalities arise? How effective are anti-poverty efforts? How should we distribute aid? What is the impact of the global economy on developing countries? What policies can improve health, education and happiness in developing countries? Essentially, how do we improve the fiscal, economic, and social conditions for the world’s poorest and create a more just world? Learn to tackle these big questions – and many more – in our BA International Development with Economics. About This Course This innovative course combines a strong interdisciplinary foundation with a specialist economics lens in the study of international development. You’ll take core modules that seek to understand critical contemporary issues from an economics perspective – including poverty, exclusion, deprivation, foreign aid, the environment, trade and globalisation – focusing specifically on how economic and social inequalities arise, and exploring the policies and processes that can reduce them. You’ll develop practical skills in economic methods and statistics, learning basic data analysis techniques and exploring specialist statistical software, in order to think systematically about important macroeconomics and microeconomics questions. In addition to this economics focus, you’ll gain a broad grounding in the key issues, organisations and practices of development, fusing insights from economics with those from across the social sciences, including anthropology, environmental sciences, geography, media, and politics. You can develop your understanding of particular regions in the world, through area modules relating to sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or Latin America, and you can pursue your emerging interests in other aspects and perspectives of development. The result is an extremely flexible degree programme that you can tailor to suit your particular interests, and that allows you to combine an interdisciplinary foundation with your niche specialism. By studying with us, you’ll join our close-knit academic community, made up of experts from across multiple disciplines, all housed within the School of International Development. As such, you will not only learn from our world-renowned economists within the school, but you can benefit from a truly vibrant, interdisciplinary environment. We are amongst the best in the world for researching, teaching, and practicing development. Come and study with us and help us to create a fairer world. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £19250 Year 1

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Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
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