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2023/24 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA International Development with Quantitative Research Methods (Period Abroad) Commencing at level two

Programme code:BA-IDEV/QSPAUCAS code:
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

The minimum requirements are normally A,B,B at 'A' level or equivalent.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Politics and International Studies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Politics and International Studies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

On completion of the programme, students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- understand the nature and significance of international development as a process and political, economic and social goal
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the origins and evolution of international development, from its emergence in the post-WWII era up to the present day, including the role of international institutions in a variety of shifting contexts
- demonstrate a solid knowledge of recent international development scholarship and an ability to critically engage with it
- appreciate the limits to the approaches and analytical frames prevalent in the international development literature
- demonstrate a solid grasp of key international development tools and policies and their impact on society
- critically evaluate the various ways in which ‘Development is done’ in a range of regional and temporal contexts and under different geo-political climates
- evaluate different interpretations of global processes by which inequality is produced and maintained, and factors that promote positive social, political and economic change; and design and carry out an extended self-initiated research project

The programme:
- offers a unique opportunity to study for a semester abroad, in Ghana, Hong Kong or Turkey for development students (this can be combined with the standard study abroad options). Many students currently use this as an opportunity to carry out volunteering work, which motivates many students for the final year and is used by many as a springboard for their dissertation topic in their final year. Please note: the opportunity to spend a semester at the University of Ghana is subject to availability at the time. On occasion, circumstances outside of the control of the University may require us to adapt our provision.

- has a strong identity which specialises in the international political economy of development, complemented by a strong focus on social and practical development skills and approaches. It also includes a wide range of contemporary global challenges, that forms a strand from Global Development Challenges module at Level One, through to the entire range of optional modules at Level Three

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

You are required to study the following compulsory modules:

PIED2204Development Theory and Practice20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED9900Semester Abroad60 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Please note that the PIED 9900 Semester Abroad 60 credit module forms part of students' (studying this programme) overall classification.

Optional modules:

You are required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules:

PIED2161Media and Democracy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2250Latin American Development Challenges in Global Historical Perspective20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2448Politics of Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2501Theories of International Relations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2570Forced Migration20 creditsNot running in 202324
PIED2601Revolution and Reaction: Political Problems in the 20th Century20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2711Analysing Data in Politics, Development and International Relations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Last updated: 30/04/2024 10:51:35


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