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BAEducation and International Development

Aberystwyth University
United Kingdom, Aberystwyth
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Overview

This new BA degree has been devised in response to research in the field of International Development. Education is the key with which developed and developing countries can open up their potential within the world today: if this is where your interests lie, this is the degree for you. As well as academic skills invaluable in any career, it contains a seven week work placement, enabling you to develop employability skills while setting your academic learning in a real-life context.

The BA in Education and International Development will equip you with the academic and practical skills and expertise necessary for work with a range of charitable, policy making and non-governmental organisations. It will push you to improve your legislative knowledge, your social awareness, your ability to work with others, and your academic excellence. These skills will also translate into any graduate workplace which values thorough research, critical analysis, interpersonal abilities, and fluent and confident communication and reporting. If you wish to work overseas or at home, in advisory roles, or in practical, development situations then this is the ideal pathway.

Career opportunities

Studying Education and International Development at AU will provide unique opportunities to develop a range of skills sought by employers in a range of relevant sectors particularly in humanitarian contexts – from policy making perspectives to practical interventions. There will be opportunities for employability in global contexts and your connections through the placement modules will stand you in good stead. If you do not wish to work in that worldwide context there will be opportunities to move into careers within the field of social care, local policy and community developments, health education, social work, child and adult welfare, therapy, charitable organisations and aid and educational research. For those of you keen to explore your entrepreneurial flair there is plenty of opportunity and support here at AU to help you explore your own business ideas, funding options and follow in the footstep of departmental alumni who have already been through the process and now successfully manage their own business.

Further study is a popular option here at AU with many of our graduates moving on to study at primary PGCE level or opting to take a Masters. The wealth of core educational and developmental skills and other, more generic skills that you will develop during your degree can be easily transferred into almost any graduate or professional employment situation. The department additionally encourages students to seek wider internship activity during the summer vacation offering departmentally focused careers support to help source the right work experience opportunity to start profiling their career direction. You will be able to show a comprehensive understanding of major learning theories; respond critically to contemporary arguments; reflect upon your own practice as a working professional; evaluate the aims and impact of social policies; and consider the subject from multiple positions, such as from gender and cross-cultural perspectives.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States