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UK Development Studies Courses

Understand how nations grow and evolve from a political, geographical, cultural and socio-economic viewpoint

Development Studies is a branch of social science that examines issues related to developing countries, especially those 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 intending to create a more stable world society.

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Development Studies involve the study of anthropology, globalisation, economics, environment, and international development, while Peace Studies look at international politics, arms control and proliferation, human rights, the politics of the global environment, democracy, religion, and politics.

Graduate Development Studies Careers

Development Studies graduates will find employment in non-governmental organisations, charitable institutions, local or international government, research, teaching, and advisory organisations. These careers can entail extensive travel and provide the opportunity to devise strategies for improving the condition of developing countries and working towards world peace.

Development Studies UK 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.

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 by Subject 2024 below:

  1. University of Sussex
  2. University of Oxford
  3. SOAS, University of London
  4. London School of Economics
  5. University of Cambridge
  6. University of Manchester
  7. University College London
  8. University of East Anglia
  9. University of Leeds
  10. King's College London

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