University of Northampton

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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:** - Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard 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). - If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. - 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. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information

  • 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