This innovative degree programme allows you to combine the study of geography with international development. You will develop the relevant knowledge and practical skills that can be applied to global challenges such as poverty and inequality, climate change, conflict and migration.
You will study core skills in human and social geography whilst also having the opportunity to select modules on environmental and development geography. The degree offers a wide range of optional development-related topics in the areas of development economics, social anthropology and politics.
The course emphasises academic rigour and technical skills whilst also ensuring strong employability, through practical skills training, field experience, IT skills including GIS, and excellent work placement opportunities.
Qualification: BA (Hons)
A Level: ABB
International Baccalaureate: 32
Scottish Highers: with One Advanced Higher preferred
Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB (acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications)
Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB
Access Course: Pass with Distinction in 36 credits at level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at level 3
European Baccalaureate: 75%
International development is a broad field that offers a range of career opportunities, and our courses are designed to help you develop the valuable skills that employers will be looking for.
The third year module ‘Development in Practice’ offers practice-based workshops, honing your professional skills in project design, financial management and communication.
A significant number of our graduates are working with large Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), including Oxfam, Action Aid, Save the Children Fund, World Wildlife Fund, Water Aid, Global Vision and Concern. Others decide to work for local or national governments in the UK or overseas.
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