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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 & 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.

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Part-time University qualifications in International Development and Global Change

Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate in International Development (2017/18) You will learn about the basic differences in how economic, political and social dimensions underpin persistent poverty and inequality both between and inside countries.

Undergraduate Diploma

Undergraduate Diploma in International Development: Economy, Society and Welfare (2017/18) The Diploma provides students with the necessary knowledge to critically reflect on the value and limits of economic approaches and alternative theories that have been applied to International Development.

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

Dr Alexandra Winkels

Alex Winkels is responsible for all courses in International Development and Global Change at ICE. She also teaches Migration & Development at the Centre for Development Studies and conducts research on mobility, human development and livelihood and vulnerability.


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

Ingrida Kerusauskaite
Dr Tayyab Safdar
Dr Richard Sidebottom
Dr Terry van Gevelt

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