The BA International Development degree programme focuses on the social, political, and economic dimensions of international development. The course tackles a diverse range of topics, covering subjects such as social anthropology, human rights and economic theory. Alongside this you have the opportunity to study natural resource modules, examining the sustainability and governance of soils, water, food production, fisheries and more.
The programme enables you to develop a thorough understanding of contemporary issues in international development, alongside incorporating a social science perspective. You will also have the chance to develop a range of skills valued by employers, including the ability to analyse data, prepare reports, presentation skills, and work as part of a team. Our flexible approach to learning enables you to explore your interests and strengths, graduating with a world-class degree in international development.
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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