This course provides both an understanding of international development studies and an intercultural grounding in a foreign language. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will have access to the country's only professionally endorsed IDS unit, 'International Community Development', and will be able to take up a number of placements across the developing world. You will study a language spoken in developing countries, alongside study in disciplines including economics, human geography and politics. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You will be taught by research-active specialists in international development, and can attend further sessions with invited speakers and practitioners in the sector. Your training will map closely to the highest professional standards, thanks to our working closely with the England Standards Board for Community Development. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students interested in understanding the language, issues and dynamics of developing countries. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED Our International Community Development unit offers work placements across the developing world; Portsmouth is the only university to offer this endorsed module. You will develop transferable skills in analysis, criticism and argument, communication and problem-solving.You will also spend a year abroad as part of your language study, and may undertake a sandwich year or a work placement as part of your course. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for careers across the globe. Our graduates have gone into sectors including international government, teaching, voluntary organisations and financial services. You will also be well placed for postgraduate study.