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University of Manchester

Development Studies

UCAS Code: L900

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

International development

- Are you looking for a broad-ranging, flexible and topical learning experience?

- Would like to be taught by leaders in the development field?

- Do you want to develop transferable skills that will prepare you for a wide range of roles or further study?

- Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester?

Development Studies looks at the issues, problems and policy options facing the developing world. These include inequality, poverty, hunger and wellbeing.

The University is a leading centre for development research in the UK and you'll be taught by academics who are active in this field.

The Development Studies pathway of the BA(Hons) Economic and Social Studies degree - or BA(Econ) for short - provides you with an interdisciplinary approach to studying Development.

Units on this course are taught by experts from across the School of Social Sciences - Economics, Politics, Sociology, Social Anthropology and Social Statistics - and provide a rich and coherent basis for understanding the processes and possible solutions to the problems of development.

This flexible degree allows you the freedom to select the subjects that you find the most interesting and relevant. The following pathways all share a common first year. Economics (L100), Economics & Politics (LL12), Economics & Sociology (LL13), Economics & Philosophy (LV15) and Development Studies (L900). After your first year you can apply to switch to a different pathway.

`I prefer the politics and development aspects of Economics, so this course really suited me.' Tom McCann BA Econ, Development Studies student.

**Special Features**

- The University of Manchester has a global reputation for teaching and researching issues relating to development and poverty. Two Nobel Prize winners in this area have worked at the University - Sir Arthur Lewis and Professor Joseph Stiglitz.

- This degree's broad-based foundation year means that you don't need to have a social science qualification to apply.

- The BAEcon Peer Mentoring Network will be on hand to help you settle in - both academically and socially.

**Our Students**

- Development Studies BA (Econ) students in figures (2018):

- Students on the course came from 13 countries

- Their ages ranged from 17 - 36

- The male / female ratio was 46 : 54

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below.
Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

39%
UK students
61%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
B

After graduation


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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.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
28%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

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