BA Development Studies and...

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Duration: Combined Honours - 3 years or 4 years when combined with a Language

Entry Requirements

  • BTEC: DDD
  • Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
  • Scottish Highers: AAAAA
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA
  • Irish LC: 360 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above
  • Advanced Placement: 4 5 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0
  • Euro Bacc: 85%
  • French Bacc: 15/20
  • German Abitur: 1.5
  • Italy DES: 85/100
  • Austria Mat: 1.5
  • Polish Mat: Overall 80% including 3 extended level subjects

Minimum Entry Requirements: Applicants with non-standard qualifications may be invited for the interview.

Subjects Preferred: No

Combinations

May be combined with

  • African Studies, (TL59 BA/DVSAF)
  • Arabic+, (LT96 BA/DVSA)
  • Burmese++, (LT9H BA/DVSBU)
  • Chinese+ , (LT91 BA/DVSCH)
  • Economics, (LL91 BA/ECDVS)
  • Geography**, (LL97 BA/GEDVS)
  • History, (LV91 BA/HDVS)
  • Indonesian++, (LT93 BA/IDVS)
  • International Relations, (LL28 BA/IRDS)
  • Japanese (TT22)
  • Japanese Studies (TT23)
  • Korean+, (TL49 BA/KODVS)
  • Law, (LM91 BA/LWDVS)
  • Linguistics, (LQ93 BA/DVSLG)
  • Middle Eastern Studies, (TL6X BA/MESDVS)
  • Music, (LW93 BA/MSDVS)
  • Persian, (LTY6 BA/PDVS)
  • Politics, (LL92 BA/POLDVS)
  • Social Anthropology, (LL96 BA/SADVS)
  • South Asian Studies++, (3 Years) (TLH9 BA/SASDVS)
  • South Asian Studies+, (4 Years) (TL38 BA/SASDSYA)
  • South East Asian Studies, (TLJ9 BA/DVSSEA)
  • Study of Religions, (LV96 BA/DevStSR)
  • Swahili+, (LTY5 BA/SWDVS)
  • Thai++, (LTXJ BA/THDVS)
  • Tibetan+, (LTXH BA/DVSTI)
  • Turkish+, (LTX6 BA/TUDVS)
  • Vietnamese++, (LT9J BA/VDVS)

+ 4-year degree with (compulsory) one year abroad

++ 3 or 4-year degree with option of one year abroad

** Taught at King’s College London and no longer available from 2018/19

Structure

Students take 120 credits per year composed of a core and optional modules, which allows for students to design their own intellectual journey while maintaining a strong grasp of the fundamentals.

Year One

Students take two core units in Development Studies. The remaining two units may be completed through their other subject and/or open options.

  • Introduction To Development Studies 151010001 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Introduction to Political Economy of Development 151010048 (30 credits) Full Year

The two remaining units can be taken from the other degree subject

Where a particular degree combination requires students to take 3 core modules in their first year as part of the other department named in the degree, students will be expected to take one DS core module in their first year, and the second module in their second or third year (depending on when they take their year abroad).

Year Two

Students take the core module Comparative Studies on Development. The remaining Development Studies module units may be taken from One unit or two half units from the Year Two Development Studies options; any Year Two undergraduate Economics or Politics option available to Development Studies; a language of Africa or Asia; any Year Two Geography course run by King's College London. The remaining two units must be taken from the other department named in the degree.

  • Comparative Studies on Development 151010022 (30 credits) Full Year

Year Two Development Studies Options

  • Development and conflict 151010041 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Development Communication 151010044 (15credits) Term 2
  • Introduction to Development Practice 151010047 (15credits) Term 1
  • Governance and development 151010040 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Introduction to global forced migration studies 151010020 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Non-governmental organizations, development and change 151010034 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Political economy of finance, debt, and development 151010038 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Key Thinkers and Theories in Development 151010049 (15credits) Term 2

Year Two Geography Courses (KCL)

Refer to the 'BA Geography and...' page, or contact Dr. Debby Potts (debby.potts@kcl.ac.uk) at KCL to discuss module choices.

Year Two Economics Options

N.B. 153400003 Introduction to Economic Analysis is a prerequisite for all of the options below.

  • Banking and Finance 153400100 (30 credits) Full Year
  • International Economics 153400106 (30 credits) Full Year

Year Two Politics Options

  • Comparative political sociology of Asia and Africa 153400067 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Government and politics of China 153400071 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Government and politics of South Asia 153400020 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Government and politics of the Middle East 153400060 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Political theory 153400054 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Politics of development 153400042 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Southeast Asian government and politics 153400022 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Taiwan's Politics and International Relations 153400072 (30 credits) Full Year
  • The state and politics in Africa 153400064 (30 credits) Full Year

Year Three

Students choose two further units in specialist Development Studies options; one unit may be an Independent Study Project or an open option. Students returning from a Year Abroad having taken three language units in the first year must do the first and second year compulsory units in Development Studies in their third year. Please note that final year students may not take any introductory level modules, including languages.

Year Three Development Studies Options

  • Development and conflict 151010041 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Development Communication 151010044 (15credits) Term 2
  • Governance and development 151010040 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Independent study project in Development Studies 151010006 30 Full Year
  • Introduction to Development Practice 151010047 (15credits) Term 1
  • Introduction to global forced migration studies 151010020 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Issues in Borders and Development 151010028 (15credits) Term 2
  • Issues in gender and development 151010021 (15credits) Term 1
  • Issues in global commodity chains, production networks, and informal work 151010032 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Issues of the working poor and development 151010037 (15credits) Term 2
  • Natural resources, development, and change: putting critical analysis into practice 151010050 (15credits) Term 2
  • Neoliberalism, Democracy, and Development 151010045 (15credits) Term 1
  • Non-governmental organizations, development and change 151010034 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Political economy of finance, debt, and development 151010038 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Security (BA) 151010035 (15credits) Term 1

Year Three Economics Options

  • Principles of Marxist Political Economy 153401005 (15credits) Term 2

Year Three Politics Options

  • Comparative political sociology of Asia and Africa 153400067 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Government and politics of China 153400071 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Government and politics of South Asia 153400020 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Government and politics of the Middle East 153400060 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Political theory 153400054 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Politics of development 153400042 (30 credits) Full Year
  • The state and politics in Africa 153400064 (30 credits) Full Year

Year Three Geography Courses (KCL)

Refer to the 'BA Geography and...' page, or contact Dr Debby Potts (debby.potts@kcl.ac.uk) at KCL to discuss module choices.

Year Four

Students who have combined Development Studies with a language follow the Year 3 syllabus.

  • Comparative political sociology of Asia and Africa 153400067 (30 credits) Full Year

Year abroad

If Development Studies is combined with a Language in a four-year degree programme, students spend a study year abroad in their third year.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 5, 2019
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