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Course summary

This programme explores some of the world’s most pressing development challenges, from poverty and inequality, to migration, conflict and climate change. In our increasingly globalised world, these problems are growing in complexity and significance. The Sustainable Development Goals aim to tackle these challenges by 2030, but this will require global effort, co-ordination and vision. On this course you will apply a political lens to understanding and addressing the challenges of global development. You will learn how development is affected by politics at all levels, from the political economy of international assistance, to domestic politics and local power dynamics. We use real-world puzzles to bring to life the complex challenges of doing development in practice. This programme includes a specially designed Working in Development module, which will provide you with hands-on experience of common tools used in development projects and programmes. You will have the opportunity to see development in practice, through a study visit to a low or middle-income country. You will also have an opportunity to undertake a work placement through our integrated Professional Development Module.

Modules

For a full list and detailed description of modules on offer, please visit the course page on our website: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/govsoc/international-development-and-politics.aspx


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
L9L2
Institution code:
B32
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
72%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
International Development and Politics at University of Birmingham - UCAS