International Development with Placement Year (BSc)

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 16070 per year

All study options

About International Development with Placement Year at University of Reading

Do you want to make a difference and understand how people and the planet are changing? This unique degree 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. You can select modules from four pathways: Society and Planning; Economics and Business; Environment and Climate Change; and Food Systems and Security allowing you to tailor the course to your interests and your preferred career path.

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.

You even have the opportunity to study overseas for three weeks at a university in Uganda where you can see some of the challenges of international development first hand. This module is optional and there is an additional cost for this trip.

Many students are keen volunteers and take the Reading Employability Development (RED) Award scheme. You also have the opportunity to study a language as part of your course.

If you are interested in promoting causes related to international development it will definitely be worth joining the International Development society. Run by our students, it’s a place to discuss issues, watch documentaries and actually put your ideas into practise.

This degree features a one-year work placement between years two and three. You could spend this year at an aid agency, charity, non-governmental organisations or relevant government department.

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. This is why we incorporate an excellent overseas study opportunity within the programme, encourage student volunteering and placements, and enable students to write a research dissertation based on a real world practical or policy issue.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16070 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Subject to the Government passing legislation to raise the minimum fee cap, we will raise undergraduate tuition fees from £9,000 to £9,250 for new UK/EU students applying to start courses in the 2017/18 academic year. You will not be affected by this rise if you have deferred entry to the 2017/18 academic year. The Government will confirm future arrangements for EU students in due course.

Entry requirements

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5

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