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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years, Part-time: Up to 6 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

International fee

£12,500 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

96-128* (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

Y002

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

Joint Honours

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

What is Joint Honours?

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.

You can combine any two subjects as long as they’re in different zones, find out what you can combine this subject with.

Course description

Take your first steps towards a career that changes lives and communities in less developed parts of the world.

If you’d like a career in global development and community project management, this course is for you. By combining Global Development with another subject, you’ll build a broad base of knowledge. 

Learn skills, transform lives

You’ll learn more about the development gap between rich and poor countries, social justice, women’s rights, democratisation, environmental impacts and globalisation.

We will also deepen your understanding of the patterns of political, socio-economic, and environmental change in less developed countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

In addition, you’ll evaluate tourism as a strategy for development and investigate alternative or sustainable tourism. 

Hands-on experience

We give you an exciting opportunity to undertake overseas fieldwork to see how development theories relate to practical issues. You could, for instance, explore health and healthcare delivery or look at the role of education by visiting schools and other educational institutions.

Our past trips have enabled students to investigate the physical, social, cultural and economic factors supporting and constraining development in Senegal and The Gambia. Our current destination for overseas fieldwork is Morocco.

In your final year, you’ll develop further skills in managing projects effectively, including the chance to go on a work placement.

Learn from the experts

Our lecturers are actively engaged in research and consultancy in less developed countries and have a wealth of expertise to share with you. It means you’ll learn the latest theory and can keep up to date with what is new in the field of global development.  

Popular combinations 

These are some of our popular combinations:

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What you will study

The modules you study will depend on whether you select Global Development as a major, joint, or minor subject pathway as part of your joint honours course.

You'll study a selection of modules, such as:

  • Principles of Global Development - This module defines the concept of development and considers the origins and major characteristics of underdevelopment in both developed and developing countries
  • Culture, Place and Development - The module will put culture at the centre of development by linking development studies to cultural studies, studies of social movements, religion and the notion of ‘social suffering’

Optional modules:

  • Introduction to Human Geography - The module examines urbanization and offers an insight into the conflicts behind decisions affecting land use and the allocation of resources in urban and rural settings
  • Introduction to Environmental Hazards and Disasters - This module introduces natural environmental hazards and disasters in a global geographical and geological context, and looks at each of the major hazards affecting Earth’s surface, people and society 
  • Global Environmental Issues - This module will introduce the current environmental issues that provide the greatest challenges to today’s global society
  • Theories and Concepts of Development - The module aims to provide an appreciation of a range of theories and approaches in the discipline of Development
  • Project Design and Management in Global Development - This module aims to prepare students to design, manage and execute a development studies’ research project in a 'real-life' setting 

Optional modules:

  • Social and Cultural Landscapes - The module explores the core concerns of contemporary social and cultural geography. It evaluates the role of space and place in the construction of social relations and cultural identities (class, gender, race and ethnicity, age, sexuality and disability)
  • Sustainable Energy Resources - This module will review the current sources of conventional and renewable fuels used for energy production in the UK and globally
  • Water: Resources and Hazard - This module aims to develop a holistic, interdisciplinary understanding of water through a rigorous examination of both geographical as well as a geological analysis
  • Sustainable Cities - This module will introduce current discussions of sustainable cities highlighting the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly urbanisation taking place all across the world
  • Development Management in the Voluntary Sector - By providing an insight into the theory, knowledge and practical skills necessary for good project management, this module has the potential to enhance employability for students who wish to work in the voluntary sector both at home and abroad

Optional modules:

  • Independent Study - This module is a continuation of the process of Personal Development Planning (PDP) initiated in level 4 and 5, to develop an advanced skill-set which will enhance the graduateness and employability of students
  • Global Food Security and Food Futures - The overall aim of this module is to explore theoretical arguments and analysis of food security
  • Environmental Management: Critical perspectives - This module will consider the role that environmental management plays in the reduction of waste and in the effective management of natural resources
  • Migration and Displacement - This module aims to define the theories and concepts of migration worldwide and explore contemporary geographical approaches to understanding migration and integration processes and their history, interaction, challenges, and prospects
  • Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation Perspectives - This module aims to develop a sound understanding of the nature and causes of climate change
  • Vocational Module (Work Placement or Volunteering) - This module provides an opportunity for students to obtain and undertake a placement with a company, voluntary body, the University of Derby or a public establishment

How you will learn

An experienced teaching team

You’ll be taught by lecturers who are experienced and actively involved in research and consultancy in less developed countries. This means you’ll be learning all the latest theory and will be kept up-to-date with what’s new in this field. You’ll have the opportunity to go abroad to explore issues such as health and healthcare delivery, and look at the role of education by visiting schools and educational institutions.

Assessment

The assessments for this course are challenging, stimulating and varied. Around 70% of the modules are assessed through coursework.

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points96-128* (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

At least a C in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics, Politics, Psychology or Sociology at A-level (or equivalent qualification)

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points112* (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

At least a C in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics, Politics, Psychology or Sociology at A-level (or equivalent qualification)

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The entry criteria here is for this subject only. Your offer will be based on the higher entry criteria from the two subjects you choose to do. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per module

International

£12,500 per year

N/A

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

The specialist skills you develop on this course – such as advocacy, community relations and project management – will serve you well in a wide range of careers. You could progress to roles with aid agencies, development organisations, public and voluntary bodies, or transnational corporations.

Recent Derby graduates are now working for the Department of International Development, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Voluntary Service Overseas project.

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Course: Dr Annabelle Boulay (Programme Leader) A.Boulay@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 591737
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generaljointhonours@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

You will typically study your two subjects equally at stage one, before choosing whether you want to major in one subject at stages two and three.

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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