If you’re fascinated by people and places around the world and want to improve your understanding of international issues, this is the subject for you.
These degrees help you to understand processes of social and economic change. If you want to reduce poverty and to create a better life for people around the world, this is a great place to start.
Organisations are increasingly looking for graduates with a good practical knowledge of working overseas in evolving and emerging economies, and our degrees provide these skills.
You will explore critical contemporary issues regarding the sustainability of the planet’s resources, food systems and human population. You will also address real-world problems relating to economic growth, politics and humanitarianism.
The mix of natural and social sciences, transferable skills, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and regular experience of challenges in international development is of particular relevance to careers in business, international development agencies and research sectors.
For those working in the international development sector, it is typical to build up a portfolio of work, volunteering and overseas experience to enhance employability and career options. This is why we incorporate overseas study opportunities within the course, encourage student volunteering and placements, and enable you to write a research dissertation based on a real-world practical or policy issue.
You will also have the opportunity to study a language, to undertake a placement as part of your course, and to apply to study abroad.