UK Development Studies Courses
Introduction to Development Studies
Development Studies is a multidisciplinary 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. Most major UK universities and many colleges offer degrees in Development Studies and Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution or associated subjects.
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.
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Careers in Development Studies
After graduating from a Development Studies or Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution course you will have a huge range of employment opportunities in non-governmental organisations, charitable institutions, local or international government, research, teaching and advisory organisations. Joining these careers that entail extensive travel will give you the chance to devise strategies for raising the condition of developing countries and working towards world peace.
What are entry requirements for Development Studies?
For international students wishing to study Development Studies at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 5.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.0 score generally required at most universities.
At post graduate level, an undergraduate degree or equivalent is needed and an IELTS score of no less than 5.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.5 score generally required.
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Where can I study Development Studies in the UK?
To learn more about some of the best Development Studies universities in the UK, please find details on top ten ranking Development Studies universities:
- University of Aberdeen
- University of Bath
- University of East Anglia
- University of Greenwich
- London Metropolitan University
- University of Portsmouth
- University of Reading
- University of Sheffield
- University of Sussex
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