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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 offers89%
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
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Are you interested in finding out how social development is affecting the people who live in the world’s poorest countries? Do you want to learn about globalisation and consider its impact on the people of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe? Are you interested in the way NGOs work to address issues of poverty? Do you worry about the value of their work? This course will give you the answers you seek – and much more. You’ll have the chance to study for a term overseas. Recently students have studied in South Africa, Brazil, Thailand and at the American University in Cairo. In your third year, you will undertake a supported work placement with an NGO. On this course you’ll ‘learn by doing’, gaining the skills to become an informed and critical practitioner. You’ll contribute directly to practical solutions in the developing world and reflect on the impact of NGO work. International Development graduates from UEL are sought after for their rounded outlook and experience. They’ve landed jobs at organisations such as The World Health Organisation, The Refugee Council and Medecins Sans Frontieres.
YEAR 1: Introduction to Development Studies (core), Introduction to the Political Economy of Development (core), International Studies (core), Introduction to NGO Management (core). YEAR 2:Theories of Development and Globalisation (core), Inequalities, Social Development and Livelihoods (core), Planning & Fundraising in the Third Sector (core), Human Mobility, Forced Migration and Social Change (optional), International Organisation and Global Governance (optional), Anthropological Theory (optional). YEAR 3: Research Methods & Dissertation (core), NGO Placement (core), Imperialism: Economy, State and War (optional), Global Crises (optional), Islam and Society (optional), Faith and Development (optional), Conflict, Intervention and Development (optional), Overseas Placement (optional), The Politics of Global Powers (optional), Topics in Regional Ethnography (optional), Anthropology of Political Economy and Belief (optional).
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