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Main entry requirements
Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers91%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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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 year’s work placement to prepare you for your future career. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that: 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 won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. 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. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information
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.
Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently. We know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and striving to make a positive difference will change the future. What motivates us is the drive to help people make the changes that will transform their lives – people like you.
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