University of East Anglia
Global Development with Politics with a Placement Year BA
University of East Anglia

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 50 graduates of Global Development with Politics with a Placement Year BA and other courses in Development Studies at University of East Anglia for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Development Studies.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Politics & International Relations

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Development Studies at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23500 £23000 £29500
25-75 percentile range £21500 - £29500 £17000 - £28000 £22500 - £37000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Politics & International Relations

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25603 £24534 £30248
25-75 percentile range £21973 - £30216 £19040 - £31012 £22864 - £40466

Course Description

Overview

Have you ever wondered why our world is so unequal? Why some people, some groups, some countries are worse off than others? Have you ever thought about where power really lies in our societies? And what role governments, international organisations, transnational corporations, NGOs, civil society or ordinary people can play in influencing social change? How do people resist structures of oppression? Why do social movements arise? Is democracy in crisis? How do we prevent war? How do we address human rights abuses? Essentially, how do we build a more peaceful, just, and equal world?

Learn to tackle these big questions – and many more – in our BA International Development with Politics with a Placement Year.

Please note we are changing our name to the School of Global Development from 1 August 2023, as we mark our 50th Anniversary.

About This Course

This innovative course combines a strong interdisciplinary foundation with a specialist political lens in the study of international development. You’ll take core modules that seek to understand critical contemporary issues from a political perspective – including poverty, inequality, democracy, conflict, and peace – focusing specifically on how development processes are shaped by key political organisations and the power relationships between them. You’ll also obtain practical skills in research and data analysis that will develop you into a well-rounded social researcher with a range of skills that are attractive to employers.

In addition to this political focus, you’ll gain a broad grounding in the key issues, organisations and practices of development, fusing insights from politics with those from across the social sciences, including economics, environmental sciences, geography, media, and anthropology. You can develop your understanding of particular regions in the world, through area modules relating to sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or Latin America, and you can pursue your emerging interests in other aspects and perspectives of development.

In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a Placement Year.

The result is an extremely flexible degree programme that you can tailor to suit your particular interests, and that allows you to combine an interdisciplinary foundation with your niche specialism.

By studying with us, you’ll join our close-knit academic community, made up of experts from across multiple disciplines, all housed within the School of International Development. As such, you will not only learn from our world-renowned political experts within the School, but you can benefit from a truly vibrant, interdisciplinary environment.

We are amongst the best in the world for researching, teaching, and practicing development. Come and study with us and help us to create a fairer world.

Disclaimer

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Global Development with Politics with a Placement Year BA at University of East Anglia

25% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
10% Natural and social science professionals
10% Design occupations
10% Sales occupations
10% Information Technology Professionals
5% Engineering professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Teaching Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Development Studies

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

IELTS (Academic) 6

IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Global Development with Politics with a Placement Year, BA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Global Development with Politics with a Placement Year BA

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £20600 year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of East Anglia in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of East Anglia in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #18 
    • #117 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #27 
    • #176 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

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About University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a government funded research university located in Norwich, England. The university operates from a single campus site which includes the Norwich Research Park and the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, as well a 24-hour library, a concert and gig venue, and the on-campus accommodation.

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