What will I learn?

The BA Global Development programme is a three-year, full-time degree course taught by the School of Geography together with the School of Politics and International Relations and School of Languages, Linguistics and Film. It is an innovative, interdisciplinary programme which provides students with a number of different entry points into the most pressing development challenges of our time – from health pandemics to social inequalities and climate change. The programme equips students with a range of theoretical and methodological tools for understanding development challenges from a global, intersectional perspective that is attentive to the role of gender and race. Students will be encouraged to challenge the common use of Western historical experiences and categories as the universal templates against which the rest of the world is measured and understood. They will gain first-hand experience of debating development theory, conducting original fieldwork and engaging global policy actors in order to develop evidence-based understandings of, and responses to, the key development challenges of the 21st century. The programme also provides students with the opportunity to undertake language training, equipping them with the skills required for further study and/or an international career in the global development arena.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£20,000.00 (US$ 26,666) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site

Mile End Road,


Tower Hamlets,

E1 4NS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To include A level Mathematics, and PhysicsA level Chemistry may be considered in place of Physics on a case by case basis.Excluded subjects - General Studies and Critical Thinking.Please note:You will also be excepted to achieve a Pass grade in the practical endorsement for any of the following A levels - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - if taken with one of the Awarding Bodies in England.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Queen Mary University of London

Students of all backgrounds can enjoy an exceptional education, and all the culture that London has to offer, if they choose to study at Queen Mary.

  • A world-leading Russell Group university
  • An exceptionally diverse student body
  • Excellent facilities with lots of investment
  • Has produced eight Nobel Prize winners

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