Global Development with a Foundation Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Overview Have you ever wondered about the biggest issues in the world today? About how we tackle the challenges we face in our local communities, our national contexts, and in global society? Questions like: Why is there so much poverty and how can we reduce it? Why are societies so unequal? Why do racial, ethnic, class, gender and other inequalities persist and how can we change this? Do protests work? How do we prevent war? How can we mitigate climate change? How do we ensure fair access to food, water, shelter, education, and health? Essentially, how do we change the world for the better? You’ll start your degree with a foundation year to help you develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed. You’ll have the chance to get a taste of previously unknown areas of study in a supportive learning environment with higher levels of individual support, so when you successfully finish your foundation year, you’ll be perfectly placed to progress to Year 1. Please note we are changing our name to the School of Global Development from 1 August 2023, as we mark our 50th Anniversary. About This Course This course adopts an innovative interdisciplinary approach to the study of international development, exploring the most pressing issues of the 21st century from a range of different perspectives. Fusing insights from anthropology, economics, environmental sciences, geography, media, and politics, you’ll explore the most urgent global challenges of our time, from poverty to inequality, pandemics to climate change, education to civil war. You’ll also obtain research skills training. This, combined with the truly interdisciplinary nature of this course, will develop you into a well-rounded social researcher with a range of skills that are attractive to employers. The result is an extremely flexible degree course that you can tailor to suit your particular interests, and that allows you to combine an interdisciplinary foundation with a focused specialism. During your foundation year, we’ll work with you to help you make the best decision for your developing interests and career goals. At the end of the Foundation Year, you could continue with the BA Global Development degree or choose to follow another of our pathways within the School of Global Development, including: BA Global Development, BA Global Development with Anthropology, BA Global Development with Economics, BA Global Development with Politics, BA Media and Global Development, BA Geography and Global Development, BA Global Development Management and BSc Global Development and the Environment. All degrees in the School of Global Development offer additional options to take a study abroad year, a placement year or a placement module. 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 Global Development. As such, you will benefit from a truly vibrant, interdisciplinary environment and learn from researchers who are making a real difference in the world. 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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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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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 visit our website

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IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS: 6.5 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

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 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.
Global Development with a Foundation Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS