The study of international development has never been more important. Complex global problems affect our lives and many parts of the world are experiencing rapid social, economic and environmental change.
Prepare for a career in the international development sector
Explore critical issues relating to the planet's resources, food systems and human population to improve your understanding of international development issues. In addition to our unique, interdisciplinary grounding in core development subjects, you will also have the opportunity to specialise in topics of particular interest and relevance to your future employment opportunities.
If you're fascinated by people and places around the world and want to improve your understanding of international issues, this is the programme for you.
Skills for employment
A degree in international development can lead to many different and rewarding careers – find out why Reading graduates are getting hired.
How you'll learn
You will develop a number of core skills and techniques through varied study methods and research work.
Experience a new culture while studying abroad
We offer an option to study abroad as part of your degree, giving you international experience.
Work experience while you study
We support and encourage our students to get industry experience as part of their degrees, which can give you a head start towards the perfect job.
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