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University of Manchester

Development Studies

UCAS Code: L900

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Grades AAB. Applicants must be studying at least one of the following A-level subjects: Accounting, Anthropology, Business Studies, Classics, Economics, English Language/Literature, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Use of Mathematics and World Development. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted for entry. Typical contextual offer: Grades ABB. For further information about contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 level 3 credits (39 Distinctions/6 Merits). Minimum Grade C in English Language and Grade B in Mathematics. Contact: Tom McCunnie tom.mccunnie@manchester.ac.uk

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

Applicants are expected to achieve D3, D3, M1 in the Cambridge Pre-U. Applicants can either take three Pre-U qualifications or study them in conjunction with A Level subjects.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum Grade C in English language and grade B in Mathematics. In the newly reformed GCSEs in England you will require a Grade 4 in English language and Grade 6 in Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

6,6,5 at Higher level, 35 points overall. Applicants offering Mathematics or Maths Methods at standard or higher level must achieve a minimum of Grade 5. Applicants not holding GCSE English Language or equivalent must achieve Ggrade 5 in standard or higher level English.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

Accepted with Grades DM, alongside an A level at Grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

M

Accepted with Grades M, alongside two A levels at Grades AA in different subject areas.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Accepted with Grades DMM, alongside an A level at Grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DM

Accepted with Grades DM, alongside an A level at Grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

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

MP

Accepted with Grades MP, alongside two A-levels at Grade A in different subject areas to the diploma.

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

D

Accepted with Grade D, alongside two A-levels at Grade A in different subject areas to the diploma.

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

DMM

Accepted with Grades DMM, alongside an A-level at Grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

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

M

Accepted with Grade M, alongside two A-levels at Grade A in different subject areas to the diploma.

Applicants taking a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers should contact socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk. Applicants not taking English Language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve Grade C in English Language and Grade B in mathematics at SCQF Level 5.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

AAAAB in Scottish Highers. Applicants taking a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers should contact socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk. Applicants not taking English Language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve Grade C in English Language and Grade B in mathematics at SCQF Level 5.

The Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted as equivalent to an A-level on a grade-for-grade basis.

UCAS Tariff

136-159

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

79%
Applicants receiving offers

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

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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?

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.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

34%
UK students
66%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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.

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%
med
Employed or in further education
21%
med
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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