University of Manchester

=54 th
World University Rankings 2018
51-60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2018
Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

Development Studies

- 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

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Manchester
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Manchester