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Introduction to International Development


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Our Introduction to International Development short course examines the relationship between globalisation and development, and looks at key concepts in globalisation theory that are relevant to development studies. You will gain a sound understanding of the impact of globalisation on developing countries.

Topics covered include:

  • economic insecurity and livelihoods
  • identity and culture
  • aid
  • migration
  • war
  • trade
  • counter-globalisation forces.

 Assessment on this course is via two essays of 2000 words each (50% each).

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.