This programme will help students understand the field of International Development while examining processes of social and economic change and how they can be brought about in order to limit poverty and create a better life for the poorer and the countries they live in. It combines different approaches of various social sciences, such as Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Demography. Typical issues of International Development include poverty relief, economic growth, humanitarian aid, local and global management of environmental problems and the political economy of social changes.
This programme is for those who wish to:
- Acquire a prestigious degree in a competitive field
- Understand and shape processes of social and economic change to reduce poverty and create a better life for people in developing countries
- Explore themes of economic, political and social analysis by selecting courses in relevant fields
- Undertake training in diverse social science skills and in skills applicable in the area of international development
- Combine different approaches to development in order to address real-world problems related to economic growth, politics, humanitarianism, poverty and governance in developing countries
Structure of the Programme
This degree is comprised of twelve modules with 30 credits each and can be completed in 3 years.
The programme includes the following modules:
- Introduction to International Development
- Introduction to Economics
- Introduction to International Relations
- Statistics 1 and Mathematics 1
- Development Management
- Geographies of Development
- Six other modules of a wide selection group of elective courses
This degree is a valuable qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in international organisations, such as the United Nations, in government or humanitarian organisations, in NGOs or in related areas of the private sector. Graduates of this programme may be employed in areas such as economic policy drafting, agricultural development, humanitarianism, environmental protection and campaigns against poverty.
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