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University of Northampton

International Development

UCAS Code: L901

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M3,M3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

112
93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Social sciences (non-specific)

This course will give you an insight into the ways in which the individual disciplines of Geography, Sociology and Economics approach the study of developing countries. Our International Development course will demonstrate how different disciplinary approaches can deepen your knowledge of current development problems and the strategies to tackle them.The course considers a plethora of development themes such as economic growth, poverty, aid, health, industrialisation, inequality, migration and gender. You will look at detailed case studies drawn from specific countries in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, China and East Asia.There are two trips abroad that are financed by the University for our BA International Development Single Honours students that will take place in your second year of study. The first is a three-day trip to visit the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva and the second is a longer two-week field trip to a developing country. The University also has partners in countries such as Nepal, India and Kenya that you may be able to visit as part of your dissertation fieldwork.Stage Two includes a focus on careers in International Development. In-between Stages Two and Three, there is also the option to complete a years work placement to prepare you for your future career.**By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:**- If you join us, you will experience student life at the Universitys new 330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more. - Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you wont have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).- Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.- Whatever your ambitions, were here to help you to achieve them. Well support you to identify the skills youre learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study youll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. **The Northampton Employment Promise** - In fact, were so confident in our careers and employability support that If you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still havent secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study. terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information

Modules

STAGE 1:

• The Developing World (compulsory)

• Geography and Development 1 (compulsory)

• International Development: Social and Cultural Issues and Debates (compulsory)

• Ideas and Actors in International Development (compulsory)

• Introducing Social Enterprise (compulsory)

• Tourism Impacts (designated)

• Business Environment (designated)

• Volunteering (designated)

• English for Business Studies (ESL) (designated)

• Reflections of Work (WBL) (designated)

• Spanish Language 1 (Ab Initio) (designated)

• Contemporary Chinese Studies (designated)

STAGE 2:

• Development Economics (compulsory)

• Geography and Development 2 (compulsory)

• Globalisation and Development in the 21st Century (compulsory)

• Careers in International Development (compulsory)

• Research Methods (compulsory)

• International Field Module (compulsory)

• Asian Business (designated)

• Native Americans (designated)

• Enterprise in Society (designated)

• Orgnaisational Behaviour (designated)

• Learning Through Work (WBL) (designated)

• Critical Reading for Business (designated)

• Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa (designated)

STAGE 3:

• International Development Dissertation (compulsory)

• Development and Change in the Global South (compulsory)

• Project Management in International Development (compulsory)

• The Political Economy of China (compulsory)

• International Economics (designated)

• Global Business Development (designated)

• European and International Human Rights and Law (designated)

• Global Ethics and Identity (designated)

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.

Assessment methods

We use a range of different forms of assessment on this course including:

• essays

• exams

• presentations

• reports

• portfolios

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Division of Business & Economics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Social sciences (non-specific)

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
47%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social sciences (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,050
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Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Caring personal services
23%
Protective service occupations
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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