This degree programme allows you to combine the study of economics with different disciplinary pathways relating to international development. You will take modules that accentuate the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.
This course benefits from the School’s excellent teaching and research in the economics of development; working in areas relating to the study of globalisation; poverty analysis and reduction; inequality; micro-finance; and aid effectiveness. Through this course you will have the opportunity to explore a vast range of subjects, including:
the definitions of economic development and linkages with poverty issues
economic development and trade theories
poverty, exclusion and deprivation, and how to link these with economic and broader socio-political processes
the relationships between economy and the environment in different world regions.
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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