University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

International Development and Global Politics with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Linking with NGOs in international development and humanitarianism, the programme provides knowledge and skills relevant to challenges as diverse as poverty, Third World Debt, globalisation, conflict, natural disaster and political instability. It considers how political action, both in the West and in the Third World, can support moves towards sustainable economic development across the world. An opportunity for placements overseas, or with relevant development organisations at home, will enable students to see first-hand how development NGOs work. This invaluable experience allows students to deepen and apply their learning in the development sector and make many new contacts. Students will learn and develop their skills and knowledge across the disciplines: The International Development component tackles the overarching question: how has it come about that there are very rich and very poor nations, with massive inequalities in life chances for their citizens? And what can be done to remedy this? It also studies post-colonial societies and cultural psychology, as well as patterns, connections and inequalities in global health. The Global Politics aspect of the degree programme complements and reinforces the practical work and the study of international development. There is a focus on International Political Economy, Human Rights and Ethics, with consideration of the challenges posed by environmental change, conflict and war, the role of information networks and organisations such as the United Nations. International migration, trafficking and terrorism are also considered.

Course details

Modules

Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA) • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Cultures and Philosophies of Politics (20 credits; optional) • Death, Burial and the Afterlife (20 credits; optional) • Exploring the Humanities (20 credits; compulsory) • From Egypt to the Near East: Phenomena of the Mediterranean (20 credits; optional) • Gender, Sex, & Sexuality: Historical & Critical Perspectives (20 credits; optional) • Humans and Other Animals (20 credits; optional) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Morality, Ethics and Reason (20 credits; optional) • Myths and Mythology: How Stories Shape the World (20 credits; optional) • Power and Inequality (20 credits; optional) • The Colonial Project and the Humanities (20 credits; optional) • The Nature of Objects: Why Matter Matters (20 credits; optional). Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BA) • Activism, Protest and Campaigning for Global Justice (20 credits; optional) • Changemakers: Building your personal brand for sustainable employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • From Attic to Audience: Engaging with the Public through Residencies, Festivals, Performances and Publication (20 credits; optional) • International Independent Study Module (40 credits; optional) • International Independent Study Module (60 credits; optional) • International Political Economy (20 credits; optional) • Population Growth, Urbanisation, and Sustainability (20 credits; optional) • Post-Colonial States and Civil Society (20 credits; optional). Year Three – Level 6 (BA) • Activism, Protest and Campaigning for Global Justice (20 credits; optional) • From Attic to Audience: Engaging with the Public through Residencies, Festivals, Performances and Publication (20 credits; optional) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • International Independent Study Module (40 credits; optional) • International Independent Study Module (60 credits; optional) • International Political Economy (20 credits; optional) • Population Growth, Urbanisation, and Sustainability (20 credits; optional) • Post-Colonial States and Civil Society (20 credits; optional). Prospective students should be aware of the following: • Not all optional modules are offered every year • Optional modules are delivered subject to sufficient student numbers • Language modules are optional/compulsory/core according to linguistic ability • There are many Level 5 and Level 6 versions of the same module. Students can only take this module once; this depends on which year the modules are offered in.

Assessment method

One of the standout features of studying with the Faculty of Humanities in Lampeter is the excellent tutor contact you will have. Teaching is in small groups and seminar groups are also small allowing you to develop your confidence and skills in a supportive environment. Assessment methods used during the Foundation Year are wide and varied so that you experience them before progressing to Level 4 study, again helping you to build your confidence and skills base.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
IGF1
Institution code:
T80
Campus name:
Lampeter Campus
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

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International Development and Global Politics with Foundation Year at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS