University launches new degree in Education and International Development

THE UNIVERSITY has launched a new degree in Education and International Development.

Photo - Tomos Nolan

Photo – Tomos Nolan

The BA in Education and International Development is the latest addition to the portfolio of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning will welcome its first students in September 2015.

The course, which is designed to enable students to contribute towards social cohesion and public resilience, will feature modules such as People and Partnerships, Global Education and International Development and Practise.

It will also involve a 7-week placement in an educational or international developmental organisation, based within the UK or internationally, allowing students to develop a better understanding of the subject. There will also be opportunities for international development projects to be studied.

Dr Stephen Atherton, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning said:

“This is an exciting and innovative degree scheme that will allow students to develop an understanding of the role of education within an international development context. Students taking the course…will have the opportunity to learn about, and to work with, a number of UK based and global organisations that play a key role in educational initiatives in the developed and developing world. This will place Aberystwyth students at the forefront of key developments to tackle poverty, improve equality, health and well-being, and access to education on a global scale.”