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University of Northampton

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University of Northampton

International Development

This course will give you an insight into the ways in which the individual disciplines of Geography, Sociology and Economics approach the study of developing countries. Our International Development course will demonstrate how different disciplinary approaches can deepen your knowledge of current development problems and the strategies to tackle them. The course considers a plethora of development themes such as economic growth, poverty, aid, health, industrialisation, inequality, migration and gender. You will look at detailed case studies drawn from specific countries in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, China and East Asia. There are two trips abroad that are financed by the University for our BA International Development Single Honours students that will take place in your second year of study. The first is a three-day trip to visit the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva and the second is a longer two-week field trip to a developing country. The University also has partners in countries such as Nepal, India and Kenya that you may be able to visit as part of your dissertation fieldwork. Stage Two includes a focus on careers in International Development. In-between Stages Two and Three, there is also the option to complete a year’s work placement to prepare you for your future career. All of your essential reading will be available from the University's Library which means that all your essential course reading materials are available for free when you start with us. Join us in September 2018 and be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Northampton
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Northampton