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International development

Undergraduate courses starting in 2025

International development concerns the global challenge of combating poverty and injustice.

The subject helps you to critically examine the effects of policy, projects and businesses on people’s wellbeing and future opportunities.

You’ll apply theories and methods from economics, politics, sociology and anthropology to analyse how governments, organisations and communities engage with global challenges. Using case studies and diverse forms of data, you’ll explore what works in practice, how, why and for whom.

You will be able to benefit from the work of our Centre for Development Studies. This will allow you to engage with contemporary research that informs international policy and practice.



The awards, accolades and league table rankings for this subject. Data for these courses is represented in some league tables under Economics due to league table subject groupings.

‘The course has just the right amount of analytical depth and a host of amazing lecturers present in our department- an experience that will change your world view forever.’
Nabaa Zaynah BSc International Development with Economics (Graduating year, 2019)