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International Development with Overseas Placement BA (Hons)

University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Have you ever wondered about the biggest issues in the world today? About how we tackle the challenges we face in our local communities, our national contexts, and in global society? Questions like: Why is there so much poverty and how can we reduce it? Why are societies so unequal? Why do racial, ethnic, class, gender and other inequalities persist and how can we change this? Do protests work? How do we prevent war? How can we mitigate climate change? How do we ensure fair access to food, water, shelter, education, and health? Essentially, how do we change the world for the better? Learn to tackle these big questions – and many more – in our BA International Development with Overseas Placement. **About This Course**This course adopts an innovative interdisciplinary approach to the study of international development, exploring the most pressing issues of the 21st century from a range of different perspectives. Fusing insights from anthropology, economics, environmental sciences, geography, media, and politics you will explore the most urgent global challenges of our time, from poverty to inequality, pandemics to climate change, education to civil war. You will also obtain research skills training. This combined with the truly interdisciplinary nature of this course will develop you into a well-rounded social researcher with a range of skills that are attractive to employers. You’ll be given a broad grounding in the key issues, organisations and practices of development, before choosing from a range of modules that extend and deepen your understanding of the subject. You can choose to specialise in particular themes, such as gender, education, migration, or conflict; develop your understanding of particular regions in the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or Latin America; obtain a stronger grounding in the practices of development; or pursue your emerging interests in particular disciplinary perspectives. The result is an extremely flexible degree programme that you can tailor to suit your own interests. By studying with us, you’ll join our close-knit academic community, made up of experts from across multiple disciplines, all housed within the School of International Development. As such, you will benefit from a truly vibrant, interdisciplinary environment and learn from researchers who are making a real difference in the world. We are amongst the best in the world for researching, teaching, and practicing development. Come and study with us and help us to create a fairer world. In our overseas placement option, you will have the chance to put what you’ve learned into practice and to get hands-on professional experience through the Development Work Placement module. In your third year, you will spend between two and six months working with an organisation of your choice, learning how development works in practice. Past students have worked with BBC Africa in Kenya, WaterAid in Ethiopia, the Friends of the National Parks Foundation in Bali, and the British Red Cross in London. During your placement you will gain valuable insights and practical experience in a different country and culture, alongside important transferable skills that are attractive to employers. **Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: ****

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,000per year

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University of East Anglia UEA

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    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university offering a safe environment on the edge of the beautiful and diverse city of Norwich and traditional English countryside.
UEA’s global student body is well supported from the moment of application, right through to becoming an alumnus, with student satisfaction a key priority.
Key employers for UEA’s international students include Siemens, BDO, HSBC, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Apple.

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