501–600 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–200 th
Impact Rankings 2020
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2020
University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2UP, United Kingdom

International Development and Languages (Chinese, French, Spanish) - University of Portsmouth

**Overview** On this BA (Hons) International Development with Languages degree course, you’ll learn 1 or 2 languages and combine this with the skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference to societies across the globe. You can pick up a language from beginner's level (French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese) or post-A level (French, Spanish). You’ll explore the role and purpose of international development, build your understanding of world affairs, and work towards fluency in your chosen languages. You’ll also have opportunities put your knowledge to work with not-for-profit organisations in developing countries. This course is ideal for a career working in organisations around the globe in roles such as in government, teaching and working with non-government organisations (NGOs). **What you'll experience** On this International Development and Languages degree course, you’ll: - Study multiple disciplines including economics, human geography, politics and international relations - Choose a language from French, Spanish or Chinese (Mandarin) and study it to degree level - Have the chance to study a second language from Italian, German, Arabic, Japanese or British Sign Language - Be taught by staff who are currently doing research in the field, keeping you abreast of latest theories and knowledge - Get experience with an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) during your studies or as part of an optional work placement year - Learn from professionals working in the sector – recent events include a guest lecture from the Senior Strategic Advisor to Oxfam, a study day examining the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a visit from an NGO based in Peru - Develop skills in analysis, criticism and argument, communication and problem-solving To make sure your training is of the highest professional standard, we've developed this course with the England Standards Board for Community Development. "I have learnt about the impact a language can have in development and how important it is to be able to communicate locally, especially with community development projects." – Alexander Sykes, BA Hons International Development student **Careers and opportunities** When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the field. What can you do with an International Development and Languages degree? This course gives you the skills for careers in areas such as: - local, national or international government - teaching, lecturing or research - voluntary organisations and NGOs - advertising, marketing and PR - media - banking and financial services What jobs can you do with an International Development and Languages degree? Our graduates have gone on to roles such as: - politician’s assistant - project manager - public affairs consultant - social researcher - information officer - conference producer - local government administrator You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,PortsmouthEngland
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £14,300