What is Development Studies?



If you are interested in the scientific study of human society and social relationships, then a degree in Development Studies within the academic discipline of  social sciences might be just what you are looking for.

What is Development Studies?

Development Studies is a branch of social science which examines issues related to developing countries, especially concerning social and economic development. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution both aim to identify and analyse the violent and non-violent behaviour that causes social conflict with a view towards creating a more stable world society.

Development Studies can involve Anthropology, Globalisation, Economics, Environment and International Development, while Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution covers topics such as International Politics, Arms Control and Proliferation, Human Rights, Politics of the Global Environment, Democracy and Religion and Politics.

Social Sciences Seminar hosted by University of Bradford

Learn more about undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in University of BradfordInternational Development, International Relations and Security and Peace and Conflict Studies as Professor Christoph Bluth from Bradford gives a special seminar at 14:30.

Who is Development Studies for?

Development Studies is most often studied as a postgraduate degree and is ideal for students who wish to  enjoy careers in non-governmental organisations, charitable institutions, local or international government, research, teaching and advisory organisations.

SI-UK Social Sciences Open Day

Want to learn more? Register for free entry to SI-UK’s Social Sciences Open Day at our London office on Thursday 16th January. The following UK universities will be attending:

  • University of Bradford
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • De Montfort University
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • University of Greenwich

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