48 months
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44830 USD/year
44830 USD/year
13804 USD/year
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About

The International Development Studies program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a designated capstone major. Seniors must complete an advanced seminar that provides unique opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on a focused topic of research.

Overview

Students completing the capstone should be able to demonstrate skills and expertise acquired in earlier coursework; identify, analyze, and select relevant data from primary and secondary sources; acquire a working knowledge of broader scholarly discourse; conceive and execute an original research paper; and engage with a community of scholars, presenting their work to peers as well as providing feedback on peers’ work. The seminar culminates in a written paper or project and a formal class report.

Learning Outcomes

The International Development Studies program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrated specific skills and expertise, including original research, data analysis, clear and cogent writing, and general knowledge/critique of majors issues in the field
  • Identification, analysis, selection, and use of relevant data from primary and secondary sources
  • Working knowledge and formation of an opinion about diverse perspectives and discourses
  • Design of an original research project that identifies, engages, and addresses a focused problem
  • Active engagement with a community of scholars by expressing viewpoints through robust and informed discourse

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture, Power, and Development
  • Political Economy of Development
  • Theory and History in International Development
  • Decolonizing Political Economy: Colonialism and Development
  • Political Economy of Climate Change
  • Selected Topics in International Development Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

160 alternative credits

Quarter Units

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.4

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete 15 year-long academic courses with a 3.4 GPA
  • Meet other requirements specific to your country
  • Take the ACT with Writing Test, SAT with Writing or SAT with Essay by December of your last year at secondary school
  • Demonstrate English-language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44830 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    44830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44830 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13804 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Beverly Hills

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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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