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Course overview

International Development Studies (IDS) will help you to understand the dominating influences on all aspects of 21st-century life. Governments, businesses, environmental and humanitarian groups and individuals recognise the need to understand more about development issues and how they can be addressed. You can combine IDS with one of a range of subjects providing additional expertise that might be applied in a development context.

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  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
Duration
3 Years

Combined honours

Why Study International Development Studies with us?

You will be challenged to understand how development happens and what key stakeholders do. We aim for you to experience development first hand through fieldwork, international experience, and meeting UN diplomats in Geneva.

You will have opportunities to explore a range of development issues with members of the development community, and may be able to build your own network of development professionals during your course.

Our course has a strong vocational orientation, providing you with the opportunity to combine academic training with practical experience of development work in the UK and abroad.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.

 

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Events in October and November for Undergraduate study.

Admissions

Geography and International Development

Open Days 2018

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Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October
  • Saturday 13th October
  • Saturday 27th October

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 20th October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 20th October
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