On this degree you will study international development in relation to the full range of environment and natural resource issues that are increasingly central to poverty alleviation, food security, human wellbeing and sustainability. You will study the research methods and techniques, both quantitative and qualitative, used to analyse environment and development questions. This degree is flexible in terms of study options. You can study other subject areas if you wish (for example, social anthropology, geography or economics) and select from a choice of modules focusing on particular issues or regions. These include education and development, gender and development, South Asian development, Latin American development and Sub-Saharan African development. The programme also involves field visits and a field course for guided independent research. You will visit either Scotland or Ireland to explore topics such as human-environment conflicts and conservation, using standard techniques as well as participatory or rapid rural assessments. Approximately half of our undergraduates decide to spend three to four months overseas on the Development Work Experience module in their third year, working on a development project. Participating in an overseas experience will provide you with valuable insights and practical experience in a different country, and a chance to develop personal skills that are welcomed by employers.