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International Development BA

UCAS code: L900, L901 (with a year abroad)

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years full-time, or four years with a year abroad
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

During this International Development degree, you will study the development process in middle-income countries and the changing global economy. You will graduate with a deep understanding of how such middle income countries, or ‘emerging economies’, are grappling with challenges related to economic, social, and political development.

Key benefits

  • Combine the study of local development with an understanding of the global economy.
  • Challenge Eurocentric views of development and learn from a decolonised syllabus
  • Study a range of fields to help you decide what you’d like to pursue as a graduate
  • Show off your skills with a broad range of assessments that help you succeed no matter your study style
Vanouhi

The International Development BA has the perfect mix of social, political and economic modules.

Vanouhi, International Development BA

Employability

The emerging markets are the most dynamic economies and societies in the world today. Their economic growth rates may wax and wane and they face real challenges to continuing success. Nevertheless, their emergence is fundamentally changing the global political economy and they will continue to be dynamic and vital countries for the foreseeable future.

Knowledge

This course provides high quality training for students seeking employment related to the emerging economies, including the development sector in the UK and globally, as well as in policy and other sectors in middle income countries.

Graduates of this International Development degree have the skills and knowledge to pursue careers related to the emerging economies, including in the UK’s development sector, in other OECD countries – and within the emerging economies.

Other graduates work in areas such as investment banking, public relations and blockchain, as well as going on to postgraduate study.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Consultant in International Development - Economic and Regional Development Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • UK Government, telecoms policy development
  • Program Officer to the Executive President of Policy Center for the New South, an African think tank based in Morocco
  • Graduate Development Programme at Westminster City Council

Employability

The emerging markets are the most dynamic economies and societies in the world today. Their economic growth rates may wax and wane and they face real challenges to continuing success. Nevertheless, their emergence is fundamentally changing the global political economy and they will continue to be dynamic and vital countries for the foreseeable future.

Knowledge

This course provides high quality training for students seeking employment related to the emerging economies, including the development sector in the UK and globally, as well as in policy and other sectors in middle income countries.

Graduates of this International Development degree have the skills and knowledge to pursue careers related to the emerging economies, including in the UK’s development sector, in other OECD countries – and within the emerging economies.

Other graduates work in areas such as investment banking, public relations and blockchain, as well as going on to postgraduate study.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Consultant in International Development - Economic and Regional Development Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • UK Government, telecoms policy development
  • Program Officer to the Executive President of Policy Center for the New South, an African think tank based in Morocco
  • Graduate Development Programme at Westminster City Council

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years full-time, or four years with a year abroad
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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