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Development and Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 96 months
University rank #44 (QS) Online
Graduates of the programmes will have a sound basis for careers in a wide range of areas from major corporations to small businesses, government organisations, the voluntary sector, international organisation and the media.


This programme aims to:
  • provide students with an introduction to the ideas, processes, debates and interventions concerning economic policy and international development today;
  • provide courses that give information and analytical approaches for economics and international development;
  • describe and evaluate the main intellectual traditions out of which ideas about economics and international development have emerged;
  • provide historical and political dimensions to debates about economics and international development;
  • illustrate how development policy and practice has evolved over time with some specific disciplinary approaches from within economics, political science, human geography, and international relations;
  • furnish students with practical information and analytical tools to understand the integration of economic development with important issues in social and political change, and vice versa, and to allow students to proceed to further study or career choices by using this information.
The learning outcomes of the programme are as follows:
  • Knowledge and understanding;
Depending on the courses studied a student will be able to:
  • understand the fundamentals of economics, sociology and human geography and appreciate how these subjects interact in the process of development;
  • understand how key issues, such as urbanisation, industrialisation, housing and infrastructure, poverty and social exclusion, environmental concerns and gender issues, affect the process of development;
  • apply key mathematical and statistical skills. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular optional meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to economics
  • Statistics 1 (half course) and
  • Mathematics 1 (half course)
  • Introduction to international development
  • Contemporary sociology in a global age
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Geographies of development
  • Economics of development
  • One 300 course from Selection groups D or E
  • One 300 course from Selection group D
  • One 300 course from Selection group D

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

For access to the BSc Development and Economics degree, you will usually meet the following criteria:

  • Age 17+ by 30 November in the year of registration.
  • Satisfy our General Entrance Requirements.
  • Mathematics to UK GCSE Level (Grade C) or equivalent.

Even if you don’t meet the standard requirements, we will consider each application on its own merits. Our Admissions Panel will consider whether any alternative/incomplete qualifications or work experience you have are suitable for entry to the programme.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5601 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5601 GBP per year and a duration of 96 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5601 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5601 GBP per year and a duration of 96 months.
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