International development

Undergraduate courses starting in 2020

International development concerns the global challenge of how to enable people to live secure and fulfilled lives, particularly those in poorer regions.

Why is rising material prosperity not shared equally amongst the world’s nations and people? Are current ways of living and models of growth sustainable?

The study of international development examines and seeks to find solutions to these issues. You’ll explore case studies and research relating to Africa, Asia and Latin America.

You’ll become proficient in analysing development-related problems from a range of disciplinary perspectives and working with different kinds of data.

You will acquire skills in applying economic, social and political theories to development problems, which are relevant to working in many fields.


‘I've enjoyed drawing on lots of different subject areas. The interdisciplinary nature of it means I get to follow things I find really interesting in many different fields.’
Robin Guy BSc International Development with Economics (2017)