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About our courses

Are you interested in global issues related to poverty, equity and aid? How do people cope with disasters? What is the role of NGO's or the United Nations? Have you wondered why Fair Trade is important, or why education is linked to human development?

We address a range of interests with our International Development and Global Change programmes at ICE. Our courses look at human development from both theoretical and applied perspectives and examine these in light of global issues such as climate change, resource scarcities, financial transfers and population dynamics.

View our full range of International Development courses

Part-time University qualifications in International Development

These part-time courses are ideal for volunteers or professionals engaged with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that operates overseas. They are also suitable for university students and staff members considering placements, careers in this field and/or further study; and for those with a general interest in international development.

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate in International Development Register Interest
Certificate in International Relations Register Interest

Certificate courses are taught at FHEQ Level 4, equivalent to first-year undergraduate level. The courses are open to all, and no prior knowledge or qualifications are required.

Undergraduate Diplomas

Diploma in International Development: Environment, Sustainability and Globalisation Register Interest
Diploma in International Relations (subject to approval) Closed for 2019

This Diploma courses are taught at FHEQ Level 5, equivalent to second-year undergraduate level. Diplomas are open entry, meaning that you can begin your study of history of art at Diploma level, although background knowledge at Certificate level is recommended.

Undergraduate Advanced Diplomas

Advanced Diploma in Research in the Arts/Sciences Register Interest
Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice Register Interest

Our Undergraduate Advanced Diplomas are research-based courses (FHEQ level 6), which give you the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with qualified researchers in your field. You will be introduced to a research community and will begin to forge an identity as a researcher in your own right.

Online courses in International Development and Global Change

You can view our short and online courses in International Development and Global Change here

Interdisciplinary Summer Programme

The Interdisciplinary Summer Programme contains courses in this subject area you might be interested in. Applications for 2020 open in mid-December.

Bursaries and student loans available

If you are new to higher education, you could be eligible for a bursary award. You will also be able to pay your fees in instalments, and you may also have access to part-time student loans.

How to apply for bursaries and loans

International Development and Global Change Tutors


Courses in International Development at ICE are taught by tutors whose expertise is shaped by both theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

Dr Solava Ibrahim
Dr Ingrida Kerusauskaite
Dr Richard Sidebottom
Dr Regina Hansda (online courses)
Ms Madleina Daehnhardt

What our students say

If you're thinking of applying but aren't sure what to expect, why not read what some of our recent students have to say about their experience of studying here?

Read what our students say

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