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BA (Hons) International Development and Languages

University of Portsmouth
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Portsmouth
English

Program description

BA (Hons) International Development and Languages

On this BA (Hons) International Development and Languages degree course, you’ll learn 1 or 2 languages and combine this with the skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference to societies across the globe. You can pick up a language from beginner's level (French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese) or post-A level (French, Spanish).

You’ll explore the role and purpose of international development, build your understanding of world affairs, and work towards fluency in your chosen languages. You’ll also have opportunities to put your knowledge to work with not-for-profit organisations in developing countries.

This course is ideal for a career working in organisations around the globe in roles such as in government, teaching and working with non-government organisations (NGOs).

Admission requirements

Typical offers

  • A levels – BBC–BCC
  • UCAS points – 104–112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DMM
  • International Baccalaureate – 25

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Either General Language 1 & 2 (Beginner) OR General Language 3 (Intermediate) + Language Project
  • International Development: Academic Enrichment Program
  • Introduction To Development Studies: Policy & Practice
  • Performing Like A Pro: Skills For Academic And Professional Success
  • The Making Of The Global South

Year 2

Core modules in this year currently include:

  • Either General Language 3 & 4 or General Language 4 & Language for Professional Communication
  • Economics and Politics of Development
  • Global Environmental Issues and Concerns

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

  • International Development: Academic Enrichment Program
  • Analysing Foreign and Security Policy
  • Democratisation in Latin America
  • Development Economics
  • East Asian States and Societies
  • Gender in the Developing World
  • Guns, Glory Hunters & Greed: French and British Colonisation in Africa
  • International Community Development
  • International Politics of the Middle East
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Learning From Experience
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • People on the Move: Migration and Borders in Europe
  • Russian & Eurasian Politics

Year abroad

In your third year, you'll spend a year in a country where the main language you're studying is spoken.

On your year abroad, you can study at a university or organise a work placement, depending on your chosen language. In some cases, you may be able to do a combination of study and work.

We'll help you secure a study or work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You'll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 4

Core modules in this year currently include:

  • International Development: Academic Enrichment Program
  • Dissertation / Project
  • General Language 6

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

  • Africa Revisited: Nation Building and 'State Fragility' in Post-Colonial Africa
  • China & East Asian Economies
  • Ethnicity Class & Culture in the Developing World
  • Global Capitalism: Past, Present and Future
  • Interpreting
  • Learning From Experience
  • NGOs and Social Movements
  • Professional Development: Recruiters and Candidates
  • Rethinking Aid and Development
  • The Anthropology of Development
  • Transitional Justice & Human Rights
  • Translation Theory & Practice

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Duration

  • 4 years full-time with language year abroad

Tuition fees

  • For UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250
  • For International students: £15,500

Continuing studies

You could also continue your studies at Master's or PhD level.

Career opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the field.

What can you do with an International Development and Languages degree?

This course gives you the skills for careers in areas such as:

  • local, national or international government
  • teaching, lecturing or research
  • voluntary organisations and NGOs
  • advertising, marketing and PR
  • media
  • banking and financial services

What jobs can you do with an International Development and Languages degree?

Our graduates have gone on to roles such as:

  • politician’s assistant
  • project manager
  • public affairs consultant
  • social researcher
  • information officer
  • conference producer
  • local government administrator

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Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.

The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.

The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.

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