Politics, Peace and Development University of Bradford


What are the prospects for peace in the 21st century? Can we solve some of our most pressing global issues – such as climate change, rising inequality, geopolitical power struggles, or protracted violent conflicts? Can international collaboration on the sustainable development goals help bring about a fairer and safer world for all? Or might this be a more turbulent century than the last, marked by resurgent nationalism and an accelerating environmental crisis?

We can’t predict the future, but through studying our contemporary situation and the various forces and events that have influenced it, we can think more clearly about what is happening and why, and about the kinds of changes that are needed or possible to bring about positive, peaceful change. In particular, this programme highlights the contested and highly political nature of debate about contemporary global challenges and responses to them. For example, you will explore theories of and strategies for international development, peacebuilding, poverty reduction, environmental sustainability and economic growth, but you will also examine the tensions between and contentions surrounding policy discourse and practice, interrogating the assumptions behind key terms like globalisation, poverty and sustainable development.

A degree in Politics, Peace and Development combines a rigorous academic training in key concepts, theories and case-studies, alongside a structured process of professional development. We have designed this course around a set of professional competencies for work in national and local government, in international, national and local NGOs, or in advocacy, policy and research roles. The curriculum will include skills such as conflict analysis, primary research and case-study analysis, ethical reasoning, effective collaboration and communication, and tools for fostering personal and professional resilience. These competencies will be taught through a variety of means including training workshops, simulations, field visits, practical groupwork assignments and professional placements. Our unique competency framework will allow you to document what you know and can do and communicate this clearly to future employers. It will also support you in becoming a skilled and reflective practitioner.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L247
Institution code B56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points 112 UCAS tariff points to include GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above
A level BBC To include GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM To include GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above
Access to HE Diploma As per UCAS tariff, to include GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above
Scottish Higher As UCAS tariff to include at least one Advanced Scottish Higher
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS tariff points to include 3 Higher Level Subjects and Ordinary Level English at grade O4

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.

English language requirements for International and EU applicants:
The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,320 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.