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University of Bath

International Development with Economics

UCAS Code: 53H3

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Preference for at least one humanities subject. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative A level offer: ABB plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ, grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate, grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives, grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification, grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:6

Typical offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 33 credits achieved at Distinction and 6 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 9 credits achieved at Distinction in an essay-based subject.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

Alternative Cambridge Pre-U Offer: D3, M1, M1 plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ, grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate, grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives, grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Typical offer: 36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF). We prefer BTEC qualifications that include units that provide preparation for numerical study, for example, qualifications in Business.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF). We prefer BTEC qualifications that include units that provide preparation for numerical study, for example, qualifications in Business.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in two Advanced Highers. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAABB in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

104-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

81%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Economics

International development

**Understand the opportunities and constraints to international development. Examine economic, political, social and anthropological aspects.**

This is an interdisciplinary degree where you will study the economic, political and social aspects of development. During the course you will be able to specialise in any of these aspects according to your interests.

A focus on economics is maintained throughout because of its importance to international development as a field of work and the transferable work skills it provides.

In the first year you’ll gain an understanding of international development from a range of disciplinary perspectives. In the second year you will develop qualitative and quantitative skills with more advanced theoretical perspectives. You will apply these to a range of contexts and development challenges.

The final year allows you to specialise and select topics that most interest you. You will apply practical and research skills and perspectives to current problems of development. You can also maintain a focus on economic analysis.

**Teaching**
You’ll learn from academics with expertise in international development. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

**Facilities**
You will be able to benefit from the research taking place within our Centre for Development Studies. This will allow you to engage with research informing international policy and practice.

**Careers**
The study of international development will provide you with an academic foundation for a career in a range of fields. These could include:

governmental and international agencies
non-governmental organisations
development consultancies
international businesses (especially in emerging markets)
It also provides a solid foundation for postgraduate training for journalism, teaching and business.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Social and Policy Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
low
Economics
79%
med
International development

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
57%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Development studies

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

96%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
80%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
23%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

Development studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
20%
Welfare professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, and so there are not a lot of stats available for development subjects. About 100 graduates a year take these degrees at the moment and they only attend a handful of universities. It's an emerging field, so if you want a good view of what the degree provides, make sure you get on an open day, talk to course tutors and ask them if they have any stats for their course.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£33k

£33k

£44k

£44k

£52k

£52k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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