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After earning your secondary school diploma, if you would like to increase your job opportunities, you might consider enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program. This degree confers specialized knowledge and job skills that often make graduates more attractive to employers. A bachelor’s degree also prepares students to further their education at the master’s or PhD level. What is a… Read more

After earning your secondary school diploma, if you would like to increase your job opportunities, you might consider enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program. This degree confers specialized knowledge and job skills that often make graduates more attractive to employers. A bachelor’s degree also prepares students to further their education at the master’s or PhD level.

What is a Bachelor in Development Studies? This degree program teaches students about the complexities of economic growth within societies. It is a multidisciplinary program that offers courses such as anthropology, sociology, world geography, gender and development, and microeconomics. At some institutions, you may choose a geographical area of the world upon which you would like to focus. It is common to finish the program with a major research project. 

In a Bachelor in Development Studies program, many students acquire strong management and communication skills. They may also become better negotiators, capable of understanding complex issues. These skills are highly valuable in all parts of life.

Before enrolling in a Bachelor in Development Studies program, make sure you understand the cost. Every school has its own tuition and fees, and there are many factors that affect expenses. Study your options thoroughly.

As a graduate with a bachelor's degree in development studies, you will be prepared to work in a wide variety of careers. Your choices may include international project director, grant writer, academic researcher, developer of government aid programs, or officer for an NGO. You may become a program coordinator or liaison for governments with offices abroad such as those in embassies or military installations.

The Bachelor in Development Studies program is offered by numerous institutions. You should consider both local schools and foreign opportunities. Get started today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Jagiellonian University
Kraków , Poland

Global and Development Studies (GLAD) is an interdisciplinary program, which aims to equip students with a fundamental understanding of processes of globalization in various s ... +

Global and Development Studies (GLAD) is an interdisciplinary program, which aims to equip students with a fundamental understanding of processes of globalization in various spheres of human activity: law, politics, economy, history, social relations, culture, and communication. Students gain core knowledge of the very phenomena of globalization and international development as well as specialize in their various aspects and influence they have on the contemporary world. The program is structured in such a way that it allows students to focus either on a selected part of the world, or specific global problems and challenges. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Mendel University in Brno
Brno-sever , Czech Republic

Bachelor study program International Territorial Studies is oriented on obtaining complex knowledge of problematics of developing countries and regions, mainly of economical, ... +

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. -
Bachelor
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Malmö University
Malmö , Sweden

Migration and its effects on a global scale has become one of the most fundamental issues concerning societies worldwide. Governments, corporations, politicians and individual ... +

Migration and its effects on a global scale has become one of the most fundamental issues concerning societies worldwide. Governments, corporations, politicians and individuals all over the world try to grasp the possibilities and concerns of increasing mobility on a global scale. International Migration and Ethnic Relations at Malmö University addresses these issues. -
Bachelor
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Vytautas Magnus University
Kaunas , Lithuania

To prepare a teacher of primary education who is able to work at institutions of primary education and to apply methods and technologies based on the newest findings in pedago ... +

To prepare a teacher of primary education who is able to work at institutions of primary education and to apply methods and technologies based on the newest findings in pedagogical science and research and who is creative and capable of planning and organising high quality education of primary school pupils with a special focus on early foreign language teaching. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Leeds , United Kingdom

This degree gives you an insight into the challenges of global development. It explores how the competing challenges of inequality, poverty reduction, economic growth and soci ... +

This degree gives you an insight into the challenges of global development. It explores how the competing challenges of inequality, poverty reduction, economic growth and social development are negotiated and contested, alongside ways in which people and institutions respond to these challenges. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English (UK)
Sep 2020
Campus
 
UQAR
Rimouski , Canada +1 More

The Bachelor in Development of Societies and Territories offers a multidisciplinary training combining theoretical lessons in human and social sciences with courses, practical ... +

The Bachelor in Development of Societies and Territories offers a multidisciplinary training combining theoretical lessons in human and social sciences with courses, practical workshops and internships that prepare for a commitment to action. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
French
11 Jan 2021
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

Students must complete five courses in the Development Studies Honours programme: three are compulsory and two are electives. One of these courses is an independent research p ... +

Students must complete five courses in the Development Studies Honours programme: three are compulsory and two are electives. One of these courses is an independent research paper carried out under the supervision of an academic in the Department. -
BA
Full-time
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
University of Westminster
London , United Kingdom

Development Studies focuses on international development and the challenges associated with a political and economic change in the international system. The course considers t ... +

Development Studies focuses on international development and the challenges associated with a political and economic change in the international system. The course considers the relationships between the global North and South, examining how colonialism and capitalism have shaped our contemporary world. You will explore global poverty and inequality and the impact of globalisation on different parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, the Middle East, China, India, Central Asia and Latin America. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund , Sweden

The interdisciplinary Bachelor`s programme in Development Studies focuses on economic, social and political processes linked to development cooperation.

The interdisciplinary Bachelor`s programme in Development Studies focuses on economic, social and political processes linked to development cooperation. -
BSc
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

Have you got a passion for addressing the major issues and challenges facing today’s global community? The BA Development Studies programme draws upon the significant expertis ... +

Have you got a passion for addressing the major issues and challenges facing today’s global community? The BA Development Studies programme draws upon the significant expertise of our academic staff. This exciting programme examines key topics in international development while analysing the roles and impact of a wide variety of regional and international actors. Additionally, the nature of the Combined Honours degree enables you to develop a specialist niche for yourself by studying a second subject. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
28 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Canadian Mennonite University
Winnipeg , Canada

International development studies (IDS) is the study of poverty, inequality and how to create change and make the world a better place to live. Students explore the ethics aro ... +

International development studies (IDS) is the study of poverty, inequality and how to create change and make the world a better place to live. Students explore the ethics around what it actually means to provide help to someone living in poverty, as well as best practices in poverty reduction and making a long-term difference in people's lives. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto , Canada +1 More

Humber’s Bachelor of International Development is an interdisciplinary degree that provides you with a solid theoretical foundation in international development studies and it ... +

Humber’s Bachelor of International Development is an interdisciplinary degree that provides you with a solid theoretical foundation in international development studies and its related disciplines, as well as professional and technical skills in development management. The program is designed specifically to bridge the gap between theory and practice by building hands-on project management skills and capabilities. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg , USA +1 More

Join a campus where peace and justice are a big part of conversation across disciplines. Choose to major in peacebuilding and development and you’ll dig deep into the complexi ... +

Join a campus where peace and justice are a big part of conversation across disciplines. Choose to major in peacebuilding and development and you’ll dig deep into the complexities of working for social change. Program professors have lived internationally and are committed to work for justice at home and around the world. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
International University of the Caribbean
Kingston , Jamaica

The Degree in Community Development equips and empower groups of people by providing them with the requisite skills to effect change in their own communities. Community devel ... +

The Degree in Community Development equips and empower groups of people by providing them with the requisite skills to effect change in their own communities. Community developers must be knowledgeable in both how to work with individuals and how to affect communities' positions within the context of larger social institutions. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
 
University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Green Bay , USA

Human Development is an interdisciplinary program that explores human growth, development, and change, and that conceptualizes it as a lifelong process. The process occurs in ... +

Human Development is an interdisciplinary program that explores human growth, development, and change, and that conceptualizes it as a lifelong process. The process occurs in multiple and diverse contexts and involves biological, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development. -
Bachelor
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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