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

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Duration
3 Years
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Waterside
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September

Overview Updated 07/11/2018

Our International Development Joint Honours is designed to introduce the main issues surrounding International Development against the background of a highly unequal global economy. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to investigating current development problems and strategies to address them. International Development Joint Honours directly complements Economics, Politics, Sociology and Geography as Joint Honours subject combinations.

Course

Highlights

  • Year-long optional work placement available.
  • Study trips available throughout the course.
  • Flexible time table to work around your other subject.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Optional Work Placement Year

You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. Whilst on your Optional Work Placement Year you will study a 40 credit module ‘The Placement Year Experience – Organisations in Context’. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

Course Details

This programme will give you an insight into the ways in which the individual disciplines of Geography, Sociology, Politics and Economics approach the study of developing countries. This Joint Honours course will demonstrate how the discipline on its own, and combined with the others, can deepen our knowledge of current development problems and the strategies to tackle them.

Our course is a plethora of development themes such as economic growth, trade, aid, modernisation and urbanisation, health issues, inequality, political pressures and migration. You will also examine detailed case studies drawn from specific countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Read more…

Open Day

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.

Student Story

James Moorhouse

James is now enjoying life as a language teaching assistant at a school in Guangdong Province.

“The experience in Nepal impacted me greatly. To a large extent it altered the course of my life. My trip to Nepal was the key factor in helping me gain the position, and so for that I thank the University. My lecturers were great at providing support and offered advice for our future career plans. They also taught the lessons with great enthusiasm and made them interesting with plenty of group discussions.”

Careers

Career Opportunities

The academic disciplines which underpin this course (Economics, Politics, Sociology and Geography) all help you to develop analytical and critical thinking skills that are valued by many employers.

Graduates go on to pursue careers where an understanding of the forces that drive modern societies and the international order holds the key to success, including government, 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

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Standard entry requirements apply. We also welcome applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or career qualifications.

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:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    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 fundamental ideas and concepts in the field of International Development, together with many empirical examples. Three modules from the three strands of Economics, Geography and Sociology are taken alongside three modules from your other chosen Joint Honours subject.

  • Geography and Development 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: GEO1010
    Core Module Y
  • The Developing World (20 Credits)
    Module code: DEV1002
    Core Module Y
  • International Development: Social and Cultural Issues and Debates (20 Credits)
    Module code: DEV1001
    Core Module Y

Module information is currently quoted for the academic year 18/19.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • multidisciplinary approach to study.
  • upon graduation, you will be well prepared for careers in international charitable organisations, national government organisations or in multinational companies in developing countries
  • combines well with many other Joint Honours subjects to provide an insight into global issues.

In the Joint Honours programme you will select two subjects as joint for year one. You can then either continue to study with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in years two and three, or switch to a major/minor split. Your degree title is derived from the two subjects.

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.

International Tourism Development MA

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Optional Work Placement Year: £950

2018/19 Tuition Fees

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
Optional Work Placement Year: £900

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.

Additional costs
There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2018. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500
Optional Work Placement Year: £950

2018/19 Tuition Fees

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

Full Time: £12,000
Optional Work Placement Year: £900

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

Additional costs
There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2018. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

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.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 07/11/2018

  • Our International Development Joint Honours is designed to introduce the main issues surrounding International Development against the background of a highly unequal global economy. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to investigating current development problems and strategies to address them. International Development Joint Honours directly complements Economics, Politics, Sociology and Geography as Joint Honours subject combinations.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Year-long optional work placement available.
    • Study trips available throughout the course.
    • Flexible time table to work around your other subject.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This programme will give you an insight into the ways in which the individual disciplines of Geography, Sociology, Politics and Economics approach the study of developing countries. This Joint Honours course will demonstrate how the discipline on its own, and combined with the others, can deepen our knowledge of current development problems and the strategies to tackle them.

    Our course is a plethora of development themes such as economic growth, trade, aid, modernisation and urbanisation, health issues, inequality, political pressures and migration. You will also examine detailed case studies drawn from specific countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Optional Work Placement Year

    You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. Whilst on your Optional Work Placement Year you will study a 40 credit module ‘The Placement Year Experience – Organisations in Context’. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

    • 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.

    • James Moorhouse

      James is now enjoying life as a language teaching assistant at a school in Guangdong Province.

      “The experience in Nepal impacted me greatly. To a large extent it altered the course of my life. My trip to Nepal was the key factor in helping me gain the position, and so for that I thank the University. My lecturers were great at providing support and offered advice for our future career plans. They also taught the lessons with great enthusiasm and made them interesting with plenty of group discussions.”

    • Career Opportunities

      The academic disciplines which underpin this course (Economics, Politics, Sociology and Geography) all help you to develop analytical and critical thinking skills that are valued by many employers.

      Graduates go on to pursue careers where an understanding of the forces that drive modern societies and the international order holds the key to success, including government, public administration, commerce, financial services and public relations.

  • A typical offer is BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Standard entry requirements apply. We also welcome applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or career qualifications.

    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:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      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 fundamental ideas and concepts in the field of International Development, together with many empirical examples. Three modules from the three strands of Economics, Geography and Sociology are taken alongside three modules from your other chosen Joint Honours subject.

    • Geography and Development 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: GEO1010
      Core Module Y
    • The Developing World (20 Credits)
      Module code: DEV1002
      Core Module Y
    • International Development: Social and Cultural Issues and Debates (20 Credits)
      Module code: DEV1001
      Core Module Y

    Module information is currently quoted for the academic year 18/19.

    • 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.

      International Tourism Development MA

      Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    • 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.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    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
    Optional Work Placement Year: £900

    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.

    Additional costs
    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2018. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

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

    Full Time: £12,000
    Optional Work Placement Year: £900

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

    Additional costs
    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2018. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

    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