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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in social studies
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

We do not accept two A/S Levels grades in place of one A-level. 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.

Scottish Highers

BTEC Diploma

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

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Accepted with grades DM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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

International Baccalaureate

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 grade 5 in standard or higher level English Language.

UCAS tariff points
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If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

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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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

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.


The University of Manchester

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As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
396 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This section covers a range of subjects that are often very different, so if you have a particular course in mind, the data here might not fully reflect the possible outcomes from your particular choice. Graduates from these subjects tend to do similar sorts of things to graduates from other social studies courses, so welfare and community roles are common, as are education, whilst graduates also often go into management, marketing and HR jobs and jobs in the police, and employment rates are good in general — but talk to course tutors and attend open days and try to get stats for the course you’re interested in.
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