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International Development with Placement Year BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

BSc International Development course is a unique degree and offers expertise from across the University; you can specialise in the key areas that match your interests and work in careers with impact on a global scale.

The study of international development has never been more relevant or important. Complex global problems affect our lives, many parts of the world are experiencing rapid change and uneven change. More people are moving out of poverty, but inequalities are also growing.

Through this course you will explore critical issues relating to the sustainability of the planet’s resources, food systems, and human population. You will be taught by experts from departments across the University. In addition to social scientists in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, these include experts from Geography, Economics, Politics and Henley Business School. Many of our lecturers are members of the Global Development Division and research associates of the internationally renowned Walker Institute for Climate System Research and the Centre for Food Security.

Placement

You can study this degree over four years with a placement year. You could spend this year at an aid agency, charity, non-governmental organisation or relevant government department at home or abroad. The placement year provides first-hand experience in this field as well as transferable skills that give you a competitive advantage in your future career.

Career

The degree provides an excellent starting point for careers in international development.

The mix of natural and social sciences, transferable skills, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and regular experience of challenges in international development is of relevance to careers in business, charities, aid agencies, government departments and research institutions.

For those working in the international development sector it is typical to build up a portfolio of work, volunteering and overseas experience to enhance employability and career options. Therefore, we incorporate an excellent overseas study opportunity within the course, encourage student volunteering and placements, and enable students to write a research dissertation based on a real world practical or policy issue.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 78 2

    41st out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    124 56%

    42nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    70th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    116 53%

    45th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    80th

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