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Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers83%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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The Development and Peace Studies degree is located within the internationally renowned Division of Peace Studies. It is an unusual undergraduate degree, and reflects the very interdisciplinary nature of the field and of the Department. Development and Peace students require a broad social science toolkit, including history, development, sociology, psychology, political economy and international relations. We want to widen your intellectual horizons, so you can switch to a different degree pathway at the start of your second year should you wish to. There is plenty of choice of option and â??electiveâ?? modules. The Divisionâ??s international linkages and reputation also means an exciting programme of guest speakers, offering the opportunity to hear a testimony from a North Korean refugee about the countryâ??s labour camps; meet key intellectuals such as economist Ha-Joon Chang; senior policy-makers from NGOs such as Oxfam; regional specialists (speaking at the African centre); or take a masterclass with the Palestinian Chief Negotiator. Our lecturers are also regional experts, with specialisms ranging from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, East Asia to Central Europe. Their thematic specialisms include peace-building (the role of international NGOs, and their relation to security actors; the role of newly emerging powers), political economy; the intersection of religion and politics (we are setting up the UKâ??s first centre for the study of political Islam), social protest, gender politics, and grassroots community working. You can also expand your horizons by studying abroad at one of our excellent ERASMUS or ISEP partner universities and/or inserting an extra year into your three-year degree (generally between the 2nd and 3rd years) to study, work, intern or volunteer in the UK or abroad, in organisations/subjects connected to your field. We will help you design the year and use our extensive links with local and international organisations to sort out placements.
Core: conflict research skills; conflict, war and political violence; development ideas in practice; dissertation; introduction to international relations; introduction to peace studies; peace and change; peace, conflict and development; peace, ecology and resilience; political systems, theories and ideologies; poverty, development and change; regional political studies; responses to conflict and peacebuilding; security studies; study skills for political science and the humanities; the development of economic ideas; the world economy since 1945. Option: Africa study visit; democracy and authoritarianism; environmental economics; financial markets and institutions; global governance; human rights; politics of narcotics; understanding violence.
The University of Bradford is a fantastic place to study, socialise and get involved with, whether it's through the wide range of courses or the many sports, societies, media and entertainments at the Students' Union. Our new £8million Student Central building holds a 1,300-capacity club, radio station, four bars, bookable rooms for students and a huge outdoor grass area.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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