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BSc International Development

About the course

This degree is for you if you wish to:

  • undertake a wide-ranging training in diverse social science skills, and in the subject matter of International Development
  • gain experience in themes of economic, political and social analysis, with options to take related fields through optional courses
  • understand and to shape processes of social and economic change in order to reduce poverty and to create a better life for poorer people, and the countries where they live.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Program Aims

To connect different approaches to Development, and address real-world problems relating to economic growth, politics, humanitarianism, poverty, environment and governance in poorer countries.

Structure and Syllabus

Please note: the following unit information sheets are in pdf format.

Standard Route Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 100 courses
1 DV1171 Introduction to international development 1 DV1171 Introduction to international development
2, 3 and 4

Three courses chosen from:

2, 3 and 4 Three courses chosen from:
  EC1002 Introduction to economics   EC1002 Introduction to economics
  GY1009 Human geography   GY1009 Human geography
  IR1011 Introduction to international relations   IR1011 Introduction to international relations
  SC1021 Principles of sociology   SC1021 Principles of sociology
  ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course)
  ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course)
200 and 300 courses 200 and 300 courses
5 DV3165 Development management 5 DV3165 Development management
6 GY2109 Geographies of development 6 GY2109 Geographies of development
7 and 8 Two courses chosen from: 7 and 8 Two courses chosen from:
  DV2169 Economic policy analysis in International Development (DV1171)   DV2169 Economic policy analysis in International Development (DV1171)
  EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)   EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
  EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)   EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002 + MT105A) or (EC1002 + MT1174)
  GY2164 Economic geography   GY2164 Economic geography
  IR3026 International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011)   IR3026 International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011)
  SC3160 Population and society   SC3160 Population and society
9 and 10 Two courses chosen from: 9 DV3044 Economics of development (EC2065 + MN3028) or (EC2065 + EC2066) or DV2169 or
DV3166 Global environmental problems and politics (GY1009 or IR1011 or SC1021 or PS1114)
  DV3044 Economics of development (EC2065 + MN3028) or (EC2065 + EC2066) or DV2169  
  DV3162 Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses
  DV3166 Global environmental problems and politics (GY1009 or IR1011 or SC1021 or PS1114)
11 One 300 course from Selection groups D, E, G, IR or S
12 One course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

Notes:

  • The structure shown above is subject to confirmation in the 2011-2012 Regulations. The Regulations also contain full details on the rules that govern the choice of any course. Students already registered on the programme should consult the current Regulations section of our website.
  • To be eligible for the award of a degree, you must attempt all 12 courses and pass a minimum of 10 (although this would result in a drop in the class band of the degree award). On the Graduate Entry Route, you must successfully pass all 9 courses to be eligible for the award of degree.
  • In your first year of study you must demonstrate the capacity to succeed at Level 4 (100) courses before advancing to Level 5 (200) or Level 6 (300) courses, unless you have received accreditation of prior learning.
  • Prerequisites - courses which you must have already passed - are shown in brackets.
  • Course codes are new from the 2011–2012 academic year and replace any previous year’s examination numbers. This change does not affect the syllabus or course content. Please note that the course information sheet displays the old code – this will be updated in due course.

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