Bachelor in International Development Studies

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Program Description

Bachelor in International Development Studies

This study program focuses on training students in the sphere of International Development Studies, giving them the necessary competencies to work at both national and international levels wherever comprehensive knowledge of emerging countries and regions is required, with special emphasis on the issues of economic, environmental, social, cultural and political nature. Our graduates’ prospective employers include national and international institutions and organizations engaged in development activities, multilateral development agencies, stakeholders in the immigration services, as well as non-governmental organizations. Furthermore, the graduates can also work in education, development planning, public administration, and media. Crucially, our graduates will be qualified for work in businesses oriented to developing countries and regions both in terms of trade and investment.

Specialization – International Development Studies

Key Facts

  • Program: B-ITSE International Territorial Studies
  • Field of study: B-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies
  • Level of qualification: Bachelor
  • Mode of study: full-time
  • Qualification awarded: Bachelor's degree

Specific admission requirements:

Completed secondary education and entrance examination, if required.

Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies

Bachelor study programs

  • The Learning Potential Test, Foreign language (English).

Qualification requirements and regulations:

Finished secondary education with school leaving certificate.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:

There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning. The recognition procedure of the university is guided by the Act No. 111/1998 on Higher Education Institutions and the university "Study and Examination Rules".

Profile of the program:

Bachelor study program International Territorial Studies is oriented on obtaining complex knowledge of problematics of developing countries and regions, mainly of economical, environmental, social, cultural and political character.

Key learning outcomes:

  • Ability to define research topics and to solve projects for the solution of problems in the development world
  • Ability to solve conceptually regional development problems in economic, political, environmental, and social consequences
  • Knowledge of environmental, demographic and migration trends and their economic and social consequences in developing countries
  • Knowledge of world institutions and organizations active in the area of development aid and cooperation
  • Knowledge and understanding of development problems of Asia, Africa, and Latin America
  • Ability to identify and to use relevant information sources
  • Knowledge of theories of economic growth and development
  • Knowledge of the role of government in the solution of integration and globalization processes impacts in developing countries
  • Ability to work in an international context and in an interdisciplinary team
  • Understanding of cultures and habits in other countries

Occupational profile:

Graduates of the degree programs will have not only good general knowledge and skills of well-educated specialists but also abilities:

  • to communicate orally in a foreign language using appropriate technical terms and specialized vocabulary
  • to lead a multicultural team in a new cultural environment
  • to apply comprehensive knowledge of integration and disintegration processes in the region, cultural specifics and differences of the region
  • to apply integration and development theories to practice
  • to solve problems of economic and social development of regions
  • to tackle natural resource management problems
  • to identify world institutions and organizations engaged in development assistance and cooperation
  • to analyze the impacts of integration and globalization processes on economic, environmental and social policy in the region.

Graduation requirements:

Min. 180 ECTS, state final exam, defense of the bachelor thesis.

Access to further studies:

Successful graduates may proceed to master's study program.

Last updated Sep 2019

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Mendel University in Brno is the oldest independent specialized university in the Czech Republic. It was established as the University of Agriculture in Brno in 1919, and since 2010 it has been using the name Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU). The university has a diverse community and a global network of students, staff and alumni (see https://bit.ly/2UieUCw) Read less