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Course summary

Understand and tackle human, economic and environmental inequalities to broaden your perspectives and drive positive change in response to society's global challenges. Our innovative BA will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills required to make a difference in the ever expanding field of international development. Why study this course?

  • Explore a specific area of development practice and create a tailored path to suit your objectives
  • Our institutional focus on sustainability and tackling global challenges enables us to offer theme-specific modules
  • 4th in the UK for Politics and International Relations (National Student Survey, 2021)
  • Winner of Global Sustainability Institution of the Year (Green Gown Awards, 2021)
  • Build your professional network by attending our alumni and visiting speaker series events
International development is a field dedicated to improving the living conditions of the world's population and is essential to comprehend the moral, practical and political key challenges that affect the world, such as climate change and inequality. In response to these key challenges, our exciting interdisciplinary programme combines the study of international relations and human geography to neatly encapsulate the practical, subject-based and analytical knowledge that is pertinent for those aspiring to pursue careers in international development (practice, policy, or academia), charity, media or policy sectors. Our interdisciplinary course encourages you to explore the significance of international relations and human geography as subjects in addition to the different approaches and methods used in each. From international power and systems to climate change and political contexts within developing states, International Development at Keele will provide you with an extensive grounding in how development practice sits within global structures and systems as well as equipping you with the skills to carry out research and practice in the field. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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International Development at Keele University - UCAS