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University of East London

International Development (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: L901

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

International development

This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in International Development but you don’t have the standard entry requirements. First we prepare you for your degree during the Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.

The majority of the world's people live in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Are you interested in finding out how social development is affecting the people who live in the world's poorest countries? Do you want to learn about globalisation and consider its impact on the people of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe? Are you interested in the way NGOs work to address issues of poverty?

Our International Development programme is concerned with the study of their societies, and the relationship between them and the rest of the world. The area is interdisciplinary, drawing on the insights of economics, politics, sociology, cultural studies and history to understand the nature of what has been termed the Third World. The main themes are 'globalisation' and 'development'. What do these terms mean? Is globalisation 'good' or 'bad' for developing countries? What kind of globalisation would be better? Is development desirable?

This programme aims to develop you as an informed and critical development practitioner. We do this by providing you with: an exciting and rigorous academic programme; teaching that is informed by our research interests; opportunities to build your practical and employability skills, and overseas study and work placement options.

Modules

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a bachelor’s degree, you can study this course as an ‘extended’ four-year programme. You’ll begin with a foundation year, which will prepare you for a successful transition to the degree course a year later.

By the end of the degree you’ll gain the same qualification as those obtaining direct entry to the course but you’ll take one year longer to complete your studies.

Foundation Year:
Key Themes and Debates in Social Sciences (core)
Academic Literacy and Research for Social Scientists (core)
Reading the World as a Social Scientist (core)
Globalisation and Social Movements (optional)
Who are you? Reading the body Psychosocially (optional)
Game Changers in Sociology (optional)
Crime, Surveillance and Society (optional)

Year 1:
Introduction to Development Studies (core), Introduction to the Political Economy of Development (core), International Studies (core), Introduction to Social Anthropology (core).

Year 2: Theories of Development and Globalisation (core), Inequalities, Social Development and Livelihoods (core), Planning and Fundraising in the Third Sector (optional), Human Mobility, Forced Migration and Social Change (optional), International Organisation and Global Governance (optional), Anthropological Theory (optional).

Year 3: Research Methods and Dissertation (core), Imperialism Now: Economy, State and War (optional), Global Crises (optional), Islam and Society (optional), Faith and Development (optional), Conflict, Intervention and Development (optional), Overseas Study Semester (optional), The Politics of Global Powers (optional),
Topics in Regional Ethnography (optional), Anthropology of Political Economy and Belief (optional)

Assessment methods

Depending on which modules you take, your assessments will include coursework essays, collaborative and individual presentations, seen and unseen examinations, reports, portfolios, essay plans and creative work.

The Uni


Course location:

Docklands Campus

Department:

Cass School of Education and Communities (CASS)

TEF rating:

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Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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Development studies

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£18,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Caring personal services
11%
Public services and other associate professionals
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