36 months
19800 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Explore how we can build a sustainable global future that leaves no-one behind. Develop a broad-based social science approach with a grounding in economics. The International Development with Economics (Hons) degree is offered at University of Bath.

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On this International Development with Economics (Hons)  degree from University of Bath  you will study some of the most important challenges facing our global society – poverty, inequality, climate change, conflict and migration. Alongside economic methods and analysis, training in sociology and anthropology, politics and social research will enable you to apply a multi-disciplinary approach.

With a strong orientation towards policy and practice, you will explore problems and solutions at local through national and international levels, guided by staff sharing from their own experience of development work and research.

In your first year you'll develop your knowledge of economic principles and applications. You'll analyse international development from economic, social, and political perspectives, and build your skills in qualitative or quantitative research. Through tutorials focused on developing key academic skills in these areas, you’ll also learn how to evaluate data and information to develop your own arguments tailored to different audiences.

Prepare for your future

Studying international development provides you with an academic foundation for a career in a range of fields. These could include:

  • government and international agencies
  • non-government organisations
  • development consultancies
  • international businesses (especially in emerging markets)

It also provides a solid foundation for postgraduate training for journalism, teaching and business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The modern world economy
  • International development
  • Thinking and working cross-culturally: Social analysis of development
  • Development economics: microeconomic perspective
  • Politics of development
  • Becoming a social science researcher: Part 2

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your application, especially your personal statement, should demonstrate your enthusiasm for international development. This might include relevant reading, involvement in political or debating societies, voluntary work for charities, or activism for a political party or an NGO.
  • We know that the context in which you are studying can have an impact on your ability to perform your best in exams and coursework, or limit which subjects or qualifications you are able to study at your school or college.
  • GCSE Mathematics grade 7 or A
  • GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category B)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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