UK Development Studies Courses
Introduction to Development Studies
Development Studies is a branch of social science which examines issues related to developing countries, especially concerning social and economic development. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution both aim to identify and analyse the violent and non-violent behaviour that causes social conflict with a view towards creating a more stable world society.
Development Studies involves the study of anthropology, globalisation, economics, environment and international development, while Peace Studies looks at international politics, arms control and proliferation, human rights, politics of the global environment, democracy, religion and politics.
Graduate Development Studies Careers
Development Studies graduates will find employment in non-governmental organisations, charitable institutions, local or international government, research, teaching and advisory organisations.
These careers can entail extensive travel, giving you the chance to devise strategies for raising the condition of developing countries and working towards world peace.
Development Studies Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: AAB.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Development Studies in the UK?
To learn more about the best Development Studies courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Development Studies universities in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 below:
- University of Sussex
- University of Oxford
- London School of Economics
- University of Cambridge
- SOAS, University of London
- University of Manchester
- University of East Anglia
- University of Edinburgh
- King's College London
- University of Birmingham
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