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King’s College London International Development

King’s College London International Development

International Development BA

Overview

The International Development BA offers you a distinctive approach to the study of development by concentrating on the middle-income countries responsible for driving changes in the global economy. You will examine how the ‘emerging economies’ are promoting economic, social and political development as well as growth in new and often innovative ways.

Key benefits

  • The interdisciplinary programme offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on the ‘emerging economies’ and international development.
  • Located in the heart of London with excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities and wide-ranging access to library and archival resources nearby.
  • You can choose to study abroad for a full year, and extend your education at King’s over four years.

 

 

UCAS code L900

Duration Three years FT

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

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Course detail

Description

The International Development BA is a unique degree programme, focusing on the development process in middle-income countries and the changing global economy.

Your study programme comprises a mix of required and optional modules totalling 120 credits for the year.

You will explore the challenges facing rising economic powers such as the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries as well as other successful economies including Indonesia, Vietnam, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria and South Africa. The programme also looks at emerging economies for policy innovations and solutions that may offer lessons for poorer regions and nations.

Teaching

The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and independent study. You will be assigned a personal tutor to provide support for your studies.

Assessment

Assessment methods will depend on the modules you have selected to study. The primary methods of assessment for this course are coursework, assessed essays, written examinations and individual and group presentations.

Informal assessments also form part of the course structure, and while not for credit, this type of evaluation is an essential component of the overall learning process that allows you to develop or discard ideas and arguments.

Location

The Department of International Development is part of King’s School of Global Affairs and located on the Strand Campus, next door to Somerset House and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

It is within easy walking distance of the Maughan Library (close to the Royal Courts of Justice) and Senate House Library in Bloomsbury. Most seminars and lectures will take place at the Strand Campus.

Other related courses

  • Geography
  • Global Health & Social Medicine
  • International Management

Structure

Courses are divided into modules.  Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

Required Modules

  • History of the Global Economy (30 Credits)
  • Economic Analysis of Emerging Economies (30 Credits)

 

Optional Modules

There are no optional modules of study in year one.

Entry requirements

Required grades

AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King’s as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required subjects

No compulsory subjects.

Preferred subjects

At least one social science subject.

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

A-Level subjects – University policy: Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King’s as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A-levels: AAB. At least one social science subject preferred.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. At least one social science subject preferred.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2. At least one social science subject preferred. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. At least one social science subject preferred.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. At least one social science subject preferred.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA. At least one social science subject preferred.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). At least one social science subject preferred.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. At least one social science subject preferred.  Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Other International Qualifications: Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: 15 January 2018.

Help and support

If you don’t have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn’t your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £9,250 per annum.

Please note that the UK tuition fee may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees EU:

Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

The UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £9,250 per annum.

Please note that the UK tuition fee may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £17,050 per annum.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs/expenses

If you study abroad as part of your course, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities.

King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King’s tuition fees.  At present these are as follows:

  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King’s tuition fees for the year.

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Graduation costs

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

 

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King’s.

Career prospects

The emerging markets are the most dynamic economies and societies in the world today. Their economic growth rates may wax and wane and they face real challenges to continuing success. Nevertheless, their emergence is fundamentally changing the global political economy and they will continue to be dynamic and vital countries for the foreseeable future.This programme provides high quality training for students seeking employment related to the emerging economies, including the development sector in the UK, other OECD countries, and increasingly in ‘emerging economies’ too.