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Course summary

Want to help build a more sustainable and just world for all? Challenge the status quo. Lead the change. This is a unique course that combines multiple disciplines and perspectives to explore the past, present and future of global challenges, putting the human experience at the centre of sustainable development challenges. The course combines the analytical, nuanced and empathic nature of the humanities disciplines with the urgent need for meaningful and innovative solutions to global crises. Students’ futures are at the heart of what we do, and this course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become leaders, innovators and agents of change in a range of professional fields. With live projects, guest speakers, field trips, collaborations, simulations, volunteering and placements, you will put classroom learning to the test and develop the creative and analytical experience sought after by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), charities, governments, and businesses. The course is highly practical with a high level of collaboration with companies and organisations working in the field of Global Development. Work experience, placements and projects You will undertake up to 240 hours of work-like experience over the course of your degree. These hours will be split across modules and years and will include a variety of different experiences including: placements, company projects, simulations, consultancy projects, case studies, volunteering, and campaigning. International exchange You’ll also have the option to take part in an international exchange at a partner university. These options will enable you to gain impressive international experience, and broaden your perspective and career ambitions.


The course is designed around broad themes: global development, politics and social justice, climate change and sustainability, communication, culture, and global movements. Each of these is studied from a global perspective taking inspiration, theories and ideas from a range of different disciplines, including social sciences, philosophy, geography, history and economics. Modules range from climate change, sustainability and biodiversity, to money matters, human rights and the legacies of conflict. In your third year you can also choose to take a year-long placement, either in the UK or overseas.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Fees and funding

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Tuition fees for 2024 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2023 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Global Development at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS