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BSc Development and Economics

About the course

This degree is for you if you:

  • want to understand contemporary global development inequalities and what can be done about them
  • have worked for a development agency in a developing country and would now like to take a degree
  • would like to pursue a career in development promotion with a government planning agency or a non-governmental organisation
  • are keen to acquire the analytical and communication skills demanded by a wide variety of employers and institutions
  • want to study economics in conjunction with the study of development.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Program Aims

To provide a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of economics, sociology and human geography subjects whose literature demonstrates key links with the process of development.

Structure and Syllabus

Please note: the following course information sheets are in pdf format.

Standard Route Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 100 courses
1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics
2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course)
2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course)
3 DV1171 Introduction to international development 3 DV1171 Introduction to international development
4 SC1021 Principles of sociology 4 SC1021 Principles of sociology
200 and 300 courses 200 and 300 courses
5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
6 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 6 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
7 GY2109 Geographies of development 7 GY2109 Geographies of development
8 DV3044 Economics of development (EC2065 + MN3028) or (EC2065 + EC2066) 8 DV3044 Economics of development (EC2065 + MN3028) or (EC2065 + EC2066)
9 One 300 course from Selection groups D or E 9 One 300 course from Selection groups D or E
10 One 300 course from Selection group D Please note that through this Graduate Entry Route the degree takes a minimum of three years to complete.
11 One 300 course from Selection group D
12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

Notes:

  • The structure shown above is subject to confirmation in the 2011-2012 Regulations. The Regulations also contain full details on the rules that govern the choice of any course. Students already registered on the programme should consult the current Regulations section of our website.
  • To be eligible for the award of a degree, you must attempt all 12 courses and pass a minimum of 10 (although this would result in a drop in the class band of the degree award). On the Graduate Entry Route, you must successfully pass all 9 courses to be eligible for the award of degree.
  • In your first year of study you must demonstrate the capacity to succeed at Level 4 (100) courses before advancing to Level 5 (200) or Level 6 (300) courses, unless you have received accreditation of prior learning.
  • Prerequisites - courses which you must have already passed - are shown in brackets.
  • Course codes are new from the 2011–2012 academic year and replace any previous year’s examination numbers. This change does not affect the syllabus or course content. Please note that the course information sheet displays the old code – this will be updated in due course.

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