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University of Portsmouth

International Development Studies

UCAS Code: L900
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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96-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.

Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

A minimum of two Higher Level subjects.

UCAS tariff points

96-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

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% 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.

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Tuition fee & financial support


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

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Course description

This course offers an insight into current transnational concerns and the complex structures and dynamics that involve developing countries in a globalised world. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will have access to the country's only professionally endorsed IDS unit, 'International Community Development', and will be able to take up a number of placements across the developing world. You will study across multiple disciplines, including economics, human geography, politics and international relations. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You will be taught by research-active specialists in international development, and can attend further sessions with invited speakers and practitioners in the sector. Your training will map closely to the highest professional standards, thanks to our working closely with the England Standards Board for Community Development. You may also follow international development studies as a pathway through our international relations programme, leading to the exit award BA (Hons) International Relations with International Development Studies. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students interested in understanding, and working in, developing countries and associated organisations. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED Our International Community Development unit offers work placements across the developing world; Portsmouth is the only university to offer this endorsed module. You will develop transferable skills in analysis, criticism and argument, communication and problem-solving. You may also undertake a sandwich year or a work placement as part of your course. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for careers across the globe. Our graduates have gone into sectors including politics, social research and work with international agencies. You will also be well placed for postgraduate study.


In your first year, you will take introductory units to the disciplines that you will cover on the course. As this course progresses into year two, you will take core units that provide a coherent understanding of key issues in international development. Additionally, there is a range of options that will allow you to pursue your own particular interests. A large part of your final year is given over to specialist study, including the preparation of a dissertation.

University of Portsmouth

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Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

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