University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

International Development (with a Placement Year)

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Course summary

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? Learn to tackle these big questions – and many more – in our BA International Development with a Placement Year. 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 will explore the most urgent global challenges of our time, from poverty to inequality, pandemics to climate change, education to civil war. You will 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. You’ll be given a broad grounding in the key issues, organisations and practices of development, before choosing from a range of modules that extend and deepen your understanding of the subject. You can choose to specialise in particular themes, such as gender, education, migration, or conflict; develop your understanding of particular regions in the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or Latin America; obtain a stronger grounding in the practices of development; or pursue your emerging interests in particular disciplinary perspectives. The result is an extremely flexible degree programme that you can tailor to suit your own interests. 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 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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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

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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Fees and funding

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

Additional fee information

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.
International Development (with a Placement Year) at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS