The study of international development has never been more relevant or important. Complex global problems affect our lives, with many parts of the world experiencing rapid and uneven change. More people are moving out of poverty but inequalities are also growing. You will be taught by experts from departments across the University. In addition to social scientists in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, these include experts from Geography, Economics, Politics and the Henley Business School. Many of our lecturers are members of the Global Development Division and research associates of the internationally renowned Walker Institute for Climate System Research and the Centre for Food Security (CFS). Optional modules from different disciplines with relevance to international development allow you to tailor the course to your interests and your preferred career path. You even have the option to take a field-based study programme in Uganda, providing first-hand exposure to the challenges of international development, such as national park conservation, refugee issues, micro-finance and agricultural cooperatives . You could spend your placement year at an aid agency, charity, non-governmental organisation or relevant government department at home or abroad. The placement year provides first-hand experience in this field as well as transferable skills that give you a competitive advantage in your future career. You are also encouraged to consider a study abroad experience as part of your degree. The University has a wide range of exchange partners in Europe and across the world in Australia, Canada and the USA (subject to availability). This carries a cost in addition to your tuition fees.