Equip yourself with leading theory and methodology by examining the physical, social, economic and political complexities of development – and post-development – in today’s world.
18-24 year olds
14 days commencing:
Find out what the future holds for our countries and everyone else we share the world with. Study International Development with us and you’ll learn about the nature of inequality in human development, considering the impact of the UN 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and the impact of neoliberalism and globalization. We’ll also cover theories and opinions such as those surrounding migration and how they could shape the changing face of our communities and cultures.
Learn the Oxford way with tutorial style teaching. Your expert tutor will foster self-directed learning and critical thinking through interactive seminars in small groups (no bigger than 8). During your course, you will complete two pieces of independent work (essays or problem sheets), which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor and learn new perspectives from your classmates. On competition of the course, you’ll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from your tutor.
It’s all about balance. Study with us at Cambridge and we’ll help you embrace everything the city has to offer – from socialising with new friends with shared interests to field trips and excursions for practical lessons you just can’t learn from a textbook. We understand students. We make sure you’re stimulated with a social calendar that packs it all in, from traditional guided tours of the University museums to a tranquil afternoon punting on the River Cam.
And of course, you’ll experience the true Cambridge way of life from weekly formal dinners to competitive debating and croquet. Remember to save some energy for dancing the night away at a disco!
"I studied international relations and helped that we had such a diverse group so when we were talking about theories regarding global affairs in class everyone could provide an example that correlated with the region that they came from"
"The tutor asked us questions that I wouldn’t normally ask myself, and I feel like I really grew during the course."
"While studying International Relations ,I learnt about different countries and how they relate with each other."
"The course was specially adapted to what we wanted to learn about, taught by such a knowledgeable expert in the field, with very well facilitated discussions with other eager students."
Home to Cambridge University since 1209, this city is famous for its cyclists, its museums, and of course, the 107 Nobel Laureates. But have you heard of the Mathematical Bridge (c.1749)- the first bridge built using mathematical principles? Or did you know that the first official game of football with rules similar to those we use now was played in 1848 in the middle of the city? Cambridge has so much to offer, from a vibrant history to cobbled streets and cozy cafes. It’s the perfect place to study, and spend a summer exploring.
You will be staying in single or twin room college accommodation, occupied by students during term time, located within a mile of the centre. Your accommodation will be ideally located to explore all the best areas of the city, from its oldest colleges to its lovely cafes. Ensuite rooms may be available at some locations.
You will get a chance to eat in a variety of restaurants in Cambridge, tasting food from all over the world. On top of that, you’ll be treated to a delicious formal dinner in your college - a three course meal where everyone gets a chance to dress up!
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