BA International Development
Do you want to …
- spend a semester studying abroad in Ghana, Hong Kong or Turkey?
- see the world from a different perspective?
- investigate globalisation?
If you do, then BA International Development could be the right course for you.
BA International Development examines major world issues from the viewpoint of the people and nations of the South.
This course allows you to combine a breadth of interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of International Development.
You will review contemporary development issues, and examine the progress of key international development goals, such as poverty reduction, and reducing HIV/AIDS and malaria. You will consider the impact of colonialism and the slave trade on developing countries, and examine case-studies to discover how development agencies plan and implement intervention programmes.
You will explore some of the most important international issues in the post-cold war era, and learn about the national and international organisations that promote development. If you wish to take the study abroad option, there is the additional opportunity to study alongside students in less developed countries.
* If you receive a 2:1 grade average in your first year there is the opportunity to study abroad in semester two of the second year.
Current options are to study at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, the University of Ghana in Legon near Accra, or at Hong Kong Baptist University. Modules taken overseas count towards your final degree classification and you will find yourself fully involved in studying alongside local scholars as well as learning about new cultures.
In year one, you examine the divide between North and South, investigate the legacy of colonialism, and review development goals.
In year two, you examine theoretical and practical aspects of development in both disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspective and will appraise the aims and contributions of a wide range of development agencies. (Plus optional study abroad).
In year three, you write a standard dissertation in International Development, and choose specialist modules that focus on politics and development.
UCAS code: L920
Number of places: 35
3 years full-time.
6 years part-time.
ABB at A level.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU student fees
£9,000 per year full-time.
International student fees
£12,900 per year full-time.
Full finance information
Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
Tel: 0113 343 5049
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During my sandwich year, I was an Inquiry Manager for the International Development Committee and the Environmental Audit Committee at the House of Commons. I have learned an inordinate amount and have made many professional contacts....