Development Studies bachelor

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Manchester (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years

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 bachelor(Hons) Economic and Social Studies degree - or bachelor(Econ) for short - provides you with an interdisciplinary approach to studying Development.

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Inicio Ubicación
10 octubre 2016
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

English Language
Financial Reporting
Accounting MBA
Management Accounting
Financial Training
IT Development
IT Management
GCSE Mathematics

The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.


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Post-offer visits

If you are made an offer we will email you an invitation to visit us late January, February or early March. These afternoons are organised by the School of Social Sciences and include a tour, a talk, refreshments and a chance to talk to students, lecturers and recruitment staff.

Other opportunities to visit Manchester

If you are visiting Manchester and would like to visit our admissions office please make an appointment in advance. (Call +44 (0)161 275 4470/1473 or email

35 points overall. 6,6,5 at Higher Level. No lower than 5 in any subject.
We would expect applicants to achieve four subjects at A2 and one subject at B2 in the Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level qualification.
A pass in the Welsh bachelorccalaureate is accepted as equivalent to a grade B in an A-level subject.
Applicants studying the European bachelorccalaureate are expected to achieve 80% overall and no lower than 80% in English.
Check our country-specific requirements and requirements for foundation years

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Studying BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma in Business and related areas?
You are expected to achieve two Distinctions alongside an A-level at grade A from the following list: Anthropology, Economics, English Language/Literature, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Law, Mathematics, Philosophy, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology and World Development.
Studying the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business and related areas?
You are expected to achieve a Distinction alongside two A-levels at grades AB. Applicants must be taking an A-level subject from the following list: Anthropology, Economics, English Language/Literature, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Law, Mathematics, Philosophy, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology and World Development.
Typical applicant - A mature student returning to education after a number of years.
Typical offer - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 level 3 credits (30 distinctions and 15 merits).

Contact: Tom McCunnie
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.
We would expect applicants to complete the Progression Diploma with no lower than grade A and also to achieve an A-level with grade A or above.

Contact: Tom McCunnie
If you have followed a non-standard educational route (eg home educated) we will consider your application against the standard entry criteria for the course to which you apply.
You must also provide a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education.

UCAS provides guidance on how to get a reference
All applicants are expected to have a minimum of grade C in GCSE English Language or equivalent.
For international students equivalent qualifications would be:
IELTS of 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.
TOEFL (IBT) 92 overall with minimum of 21 in listening and speaking, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking.
iGCSE English (First Language) grade C
iGCSE English (Second Language) grade B

If you have other English language qualifications and want to enquire about whether you meet our English language requirements then please contact
Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
Application and selection
All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS

Find out more about the application process
Potential candidates are expected to demonstrate why they have chosen this particular degree in their personal statement and express why the course interests them.

Applicants submitting mitigating circumstances

If you are submitting information about mitigating circumstances that have affected, or are likely to affect, your academic performance, you should include this in the referee's report.
We cannot usually take into account information that is supplied after an adverse decision has been made on an application by the admitting school.
(Examples of mitigating circumstances include family illness, problems with school facilities or an unusual curriculum followed by your school of college.)
Applications are considered on the bachelorsis of an assessment of past and predicted academic achievements, the academic reference and personal statement.
We welcome applications from anyone who is returning to education.
Contact: Tom McCunnie
Applicants classed as international students who are studying Foundation Year Programmes, will be considered on the bachelorsis they have completed their High School education in full.
Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation. Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only. NB Some English Language test results, such as IELTS of TOEFL, are only valid from two years from the test date.
We consider applicants who are resitting.
If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you can apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.
In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may refer bachelorck to previous applications or registrations at the University.
If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should include additional evidence of your suitability for the course.
If you are applying through clearing you will need to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing places will be subject to availability.
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