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The Department of International Development at King's offers one undergraduate degree, which is our International Development BA. The course looks at rising economic powers like the BRIC countries as well as other successful economies such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey and South Korea.

King’s international development programme asks what these countries have done that is distinctive and new. But, the programme also explores whether these changes are enduring and examine the ongoing challenges of national development facing these nations. King’s international development programme looks at emerging economies for policy innovations and solutions that may offer lessons for poorer regions and nations.  

The International Development BA is an interdisciplinary programme covering Development Economics, Politics, Sociology, and Anthropology. 

Why study International Development at King's?

  • The International Development BA offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on the 'emerging economies';
  • As an interdisciplinary programme, this enables students to study emerging economies and international development drawing on a variety of different disciplinary perspectives;
  • Students may take a wide range of optional taught modules drawing on King’s university-wide expertise;
  • Our unrivalled location in the heart of London brings outstanding advantages. Students enjoy excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities and wide-ranging access to library and archival resources.
  • The course offers a variety of  Study Abroad options in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States.
UCAS Code L900, L901 (with a year abroad)
Duration Three years, or four years with a year abroad

BA International Development in the Department of International Development at King's College London

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International Development BA

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