151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2018
St Georges Avenue, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 6JD, United Kingdom

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. **By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:** - You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more. - Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). - Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. - Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically. - We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK** - Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. **The Northampton Employment Promise** - In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information ✱✱ source: Guardian University League Table 2020