BA (Hons) International Development and International Politics

University of East London (UEL)
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 34,866
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 41,451

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: Must include passes at A2 in at least one subject.
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF)
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the university.

Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

English Language Requirements:

  • Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).


his joint course will give you an in-depth grounding in the foundations of the two subjects. We‘ll encourage you to challenge assumptions about how development and politics operate.

We place special emphasis in our teaching on the lives of people in developing countries when it comes to gender relations, popular culture  and politics.

Among a range of skills, you’ll be able to assess the social, economic, political and cultural processes that have shaped the developing world. You’ll also have an understanding of the nature and significance of politics as a global activity.

Year 1

  • Introduction to Development Studies
  • Introduction to the Political Economy of Development 
  • Politics, State and Society 
  • International Studies 

Year 2

  • Theories of Development and Globalisation 
  • Inequalities, Social Development and Livelihoods 
  • International Relations Theory Today
  • International Organisation and Global Governance 

Year 3

  • Either Dissertation (International Development) or Dissertation (International Politics) 


  • Imperialism Now 
  • Global Crises 
  • Islam and Society 
  • Faith and Development
  • Conflict, Intervention and Development
  • Overseas Study Term 
  • The Politics of Global Powers 
  • Community Organising 
  • War, Revolution and Upheaval in Twentieth Century Europe
  • Women, Power and Politics
  • European Union Politics 

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