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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

BSc International Development with a Placement Year L901

Full Time: 4 Years
Do you want to make a difference and understand how people and the planet are changing? Our BSc International Development with Placement year is a unique degree which offers expertise from across the University; you can specialise in the key areas that match your interests and work in careers with impact on a global scale.
The study of international development has never been more relevant or important. Complex global problems affect our lives, with many parts of the world experiencing rapid and uneven change. More people are moving out of poverty, but inequalities are also growing.
Through this course you will explore critical issues relating to the sustainability of the planet’s resources, food systems, and human population.
You will be taught by experts from departments across the University. In addition to social scientists in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, these include experts from Geography, Economics, Politics and the Henley Business School. Many of our lecturers are members of the Global Development Division and research associates of the internationally renowned Walker Institute for Climate System Research and the Centre for Food Security.
Optional modules from different disciplines with relevance to international development allow you to tailor the course to your interests and your preferred career path. You even have the option to take a field-based study programme in Uganda, providing first-hand exposure to the challenges of international development, such as national park conservation, refugee issues, micro-finance and agricultural cooperatives. This module is optional and there is an additional cost for this trip.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30