International Development (Hons), B.A. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
36 months
Duration
17200 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

On this International Development (Hons) degree course from University of Portsmouth, you’ll learn to address some of the major global challenges of our time such as poverty and hunger, environmental sustainability, universal education and health care.

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Overview

You'll expand your understanding of the role and purpose of cooperation between governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisation (NGOs) in international development, using this to gain insights into strategies to improve people's lives on a global scale. 

This International Development (Hons) degree course from University of Portsmouth is ideal for a national and international career in roles such as community development, advocacy, policy development and public affairs. You'll have the confidence and ability to take what you learn on this course to make a positive impact in areas such as gender equality and women’s empowerment, democracy, human rights and conflict and security.

Course highlights

  • Your learning won’t be limited to the classroom – you'll have opportunities to work with development organisations in the UK or overseas
  • Gain on-the-ground experience of community development and protected area management on an optional field trip to Uganda
  • Study a range of development approaches, including economics, human geography, politics and international relations, to engage in processes of policy change at international and local levels, campaign on issues of social justice and inequality, and contribute toward the achievement of sustainable development
  • Be taught by staff who are committed to their research in the field, such as Professor Tamsin Bradley whose research is informing schemes to help support women across South Asia in their search for equality
  • Get experience during your studies or as part of an optional work placement year with an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) such as the British Council
  • Learn from professionals working in the sector – recent academic enrichment events include a guest lecture from the Senior Strategic Advisor to Oxfam, a visit from an NGO based in Peru, a series of training events with RedR UK and sessions led by our colleagues and graduates working in the sector
  • Be a diplomat for a day at our Model United Nations event, in collaboration with fellow students from International Development and International Relations
  • Have the chance to learn a new language, enhancing your employability in an international workplace

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate, you'll have an extensive range of skills including analysis, criticism and argument, communication and problem-solving that you can use in your future role advocating for and creating pathways to positive change. You'll be ready to take on roles in organisations that put people at the heart of their strategies and policies, in areas such as policy and outreach.

You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level with a Master’s in International Development, or take the next step into research that could inform policy with a PhD. Discover the areas you could make a difference in by exploring the research taking place at Portsmouth around Area Studies and Global Governance.

No matter what route you take, the skills and knowledge you develop on this course will prepare you for a rewarding role making a difference in the lives of others.

What can you do with an international development degree?

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

  • international community development
  • civil service
  • fundraising, campaigning and advocacy
  • policy development
  • social enterprise
  • corporate social responsibility
  • public affairs
  • project management

What jobs can you do with an international development degree?

Our graduates have gone on to roles such as:

  • programme management, support and evaluation roles for international agencies and non-governmental organisations
  • fundraising development coordinator
  • human rights advocacy
  • media and digital content lead
  • social researcher
  • community development practitioner
  • sustainable sourcing specialist for multinational corporations
  • teacher

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have worked for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government departments and companies such as:

  • Save the Children
  • Street Doctors
  • CAFOD
  • the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • the Department of International Development
  • Shelterbox
  • British Chamber of Commerce
  • Universal Music Group

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Global Development

  • Critical Thinking and Professional Identity

  • Key Themes in International Relations

  • Political Thought

  • The Making of The Global South

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A levels - BBC-BCC

  • UCAS points - 104-112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)

  • T-levels - Merit

  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) - DMM

  • International Baccalaureate - 25

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17200 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA students: At the University of Portsmouth an EU Scholarship will be applied to your fees reducing them to the same amount as UK students.

  • EU Students: £9,250 a year (including Transition Scholarship)

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Bachelor's scholarship opportunities for International Development (Hons).

Available Scholarships

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Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
16 Aug 2024
Chancellor's Global Academic Merit Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
6000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Sport Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Greenwich Hospital Bursary
Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1700 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Care Leavers Bursary
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1600 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Vice Chancellor's Global Development Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Stand Alone Bursary
Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
750 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
University of Portsmouth Bursary
Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Young Carers Bursary
Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Unite Scholarship – a free place in halls
Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships for International Students
Merit-based

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Get-Scholarship
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amber Scholarship For September Intake
Merit-based Need-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
The Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Students With Disabilities Scholarship Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Simmons and Fletcher
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Rapid Formations
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Blumenthal Performing Arts
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Gordon Hay Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Blumenthal Performing Arts
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
13 Sep 2024
The Fountainhead Essay Contest
Merit-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
20 Sep 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship
Merit-based

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Coupons Plus Deals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
17 Sep 2024
Annual Students' Scholarship
Merit-based

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StudyCorgi
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
Not specified
L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant
Merit-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
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Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Pearl Lemon Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pearl Lemon
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Teen Changemakers Essay Contest
Merit-based

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International Bipolar Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
Merit-based

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Verified Scholarships
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
Merit-based

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PlagiarismSearch
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Florida Rentals
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
17 Sep 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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StudyCorgi
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
Merit-based

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Shield Your Body
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
750 USD
Deadline
23 Nov 2024
Studybay Fall Essay Contest
Need-based

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Studybay
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