International Development and Economics (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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3 Years
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Waterside
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September

Overview Updated 25/09/2018

Our Joint Honours International Development and Economics offers modules which provide a multidisciplinary approach to the study of developing countries. Exploring the individual disciplines of geography, sociology, politics and economics will build your knowledge of current development problems and the strategies to overcome them.

 

 

Course

Highlights

  • Optional year-long work placement available.
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to you.
  • Supportive staff with industry experience and knowledge.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Assessments

A variety of teaching and learning strategies are used including lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials along with innovative methods of learning and assessment such as computer modelling and video presentations. Units are assessed separately using a mixture of examinations, coursework, presentations and projects.

Course Details

Economics underpins everything from world affairs and politics to wealth and poverty, national economic management and the functioning of business. The programme is delivered around a variety of core subjects and option choices. The course is flexible and you can tailor the modules around your specific interests. In years two and three you can choose to specialise your studies whilst being fully supported by our experienced academic team.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Economists are employed in a variety of fields including national and local Government, banking, insurance, industry and education.

The analytical skills and training provided in the International Development and Economics modules will enable graduates to enter a business career in public administration, commerce, financial services and public relations.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

You will be introduced to macro and micro-economics and build your understanding of interpreting economic data. You will explore the idea of the developing world as a physical, socio-political and changing space. From an international development perspective you will review the social and cultural issues and debates in the 21st century.

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ECN1010
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Mircoeconomics (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ECN1015
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Economic Data (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ECN1016
    Core Module Y
  • The Developing World (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: DEV1002
    Core Module Y
  • Geography and Development 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: GEO1010
    Core Module Y
  • International Development: Social and Cultural Issues and Debates (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: DEV1001
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • the option to undertake a year-long placement in between Years Two and Three of study
  • students that choose to take up a placement year find it an invaluable experience that helps them to apply their learning in their final year and prepare them for their career.
  • International Development and Economics Joint Honours programme gives you flexibility in module choices, allowing you to tailor the course to your individual interests
  • all students will develop entrepreneurial and employability skills
  • all students will develop an understanding of many general business issues including strategy, operations management and a variety of functional areas with an international perspective
  • there are proven student support systems in place
  • if at any time during your first year you decide to change over to the single honours, BSc (Hons) International Development or Economics course you can do that, either during the year or at the end of the year, depending on when you make the decision

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Economics MSc

International Tourism Development MA

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Joint Honours Study

We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.


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Updated 25/09/2018

  • Our Joint Honours International Development and Economics offers modules which provide a multidisciplinary approach to the study of developing countries. Exploring the individual disciplines of geography, sociology, politics and economics will build your knowledge of current development problems and the strategies to overcome them.

     

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Optional year-long work placement available.
    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to you.
    • Supportive staff with industry experience and knowledge.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Economics underpins everything from world affairs and politics to wealth and poverty, national economic management and the functioning of business. The programme is delivered around a variety of core subjects and option choices. The course is flexible and you can tailor the modules around your specific interests. In years two and three you can choose to specialise your studies whilst being fully supported by our experienced academic team.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Assessments

    A variety of teaching and learning strategies are used including lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials along with innovative methods of learning and assessment such as computer modelling and video presentations. Units are assessed separately using a mixture of examinations, coursework, presentations and projects.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Economists are employed in a variety of fields including national and local Government, banking, insurance, industry and education.

      The analytical skills and training provided in the International Development and Economics modules will enable graduates to enter a business career in public administration, commerce, financial services and public relations.

  • Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will be introduced to macro and micro-economics and build your understanding of interpreting economic data. You will explore the idea of the developing world as a physical, socio-political and changing space. From an international development perspective you will review the social and cultural issues and debates in the 21st century.

    • Introduction to Macroeconomics (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ECN1010
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Mircoeconomics (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ECN1015
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Economic Data (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ECN1016
      Core Module Y
    • The Developing World (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: DEV1002
      Core Module Y
    • Geography and Development 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: GEO1010
      Core Module Y
    • International Development: Social and Cultural Issues and Debates (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: DEV1001
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Economics MSc

      International Tourism Development MA

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

    Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour