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.
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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Most major UK universities and many colleges offer degrees in Development Studies and Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution or associated subjects.
Careers in Development Studies
Development Studies graduates will have a huge range of employment available in non-governmental organisations, charitable institutions, local or international government, research, teaching and advisory organisations. These careers can entail extensive travel, giving you the chance to devise strategies for raising the condition of developing countries and working towards world peace.
Development Studies Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: AAB.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Development Studies in the UK?
To learn more about the best Development Studies courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Development Studies universities in the QS World University Rankings 2016 below:
- University of Sussex
- University of Manchester
- London School of Economics
- University of East Anglia
- SOAS University of London
- University of Edinburgh
- King’s College London
- University of Birmingham
- University of Reading
- University of Sheffield
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