International Development

BA (Hons) MEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH INTERNATIONAL YEAR ONE

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BA (HONS) MEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH INTERNATIONAL YEAR ONE

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

Throughout your course, you’ll be assessed across a combination of coursework and written exams. 

For your INTO modules, a diverse range of summative assessment methods are used to assess learning outcomes and help develop skills. The most common methods are essays, portfolios, course tests or exams, and seminar presentations. Assessment tasks and associated guidelines are co-ordinated across modules to enable you to feed forward to improve on and develop your skills and knowledge. 

Formative assessment with feedback plays an important role in the programme. All students receive some form of formative feedback for every module they take. A wide range of different types of formative feedback are available including: written submissions with written feedback, mock exams/tests (perhaps with peer feedback), seminar presentations of essay plans/outlines/drafts (with oral feedback from seminar leader), and one-to-one discussions with lecturers during tutorial hours. 

Progress reports are issued regularly through the course. You will be issued with an arrival report in the middle of Semester 1, and a mid-year report in Semester 2, detailing progress across the programme. Full results transcripts are issued after each term with detailed performance feedback given by each tutor.   

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Assessment for Year 2

In your second year, you’ll again be assessed by a combination of coursework such as essays, presentations, and written exams. You will have the opportunity to prepare for these assessments through various formative assignments. You will also receive personal feedback on each piece of coursework you submit to help you improve your future submissions.

BEGINNERS' LANGUAGE MODULES 
You can select from a wide range of language modules. For more information, and for a full list of available module options, please visit our Language Options page

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Assessment for Year 3

Throughout your course, you’ll be assessed across a combination of coursework and written exams.   

The precise balance of coursework and exams will once again depend on your module choices. On this year’s core Media Production for Development module, you will develop key practical skills by producing a short film/documentary in small groups. You will also have the option to write a dissertation which will offer an important opportunity for you to further develop and demonstrate your skills in interdisciplinary analysis in a self-motivated study. Throughout the year, you will receive detailed feedback on all of your coursework.

BEGINNERS' LANGUAGE MODULES 
You can select from a wide range of language modules. For more information, and for a full list of available module options, please visit our Language Options page

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Year 1

Compulsory Modules (100 Credits)

INT-IYOD01  (20 Credits)

The module introduces students to key development economics theories and empirical evidence. Topics include the economics of poverty and inequality, economic growth, health, education, human capital, the environment, international trade, balance of payments and the international financial system. All of these are explored within the context of global development. 

DEV-4012B  (20 Credits)

This module will equip students with the foundations of management necessary for successful leadership of projects and organisations in a global development career. By the end of this module students will have the confidence to apply key business insights in creating and leading organisations and be more able to develop their global development purpose. 

INT-IYOD03 (20 Credits)

The main objectives of this module are to introduce students to key principles and concepts in the politics of global development, and to provide a critical foundation for political analysis in this field. Students will study a range of topics including: political ideologies, inequality, conflict and democracy and how development actors (such as governments, NGOs and multilateral institutions) influence global change.

DEV-4003A  (20 Credits)

Students on this module will learn how to think critically about complex global problems such as poverty, inequality, climate change, food security and conflict. Students will also study crucial development issues such as environmental sustainability, gender equality and democracy. We will address three 'Big Questions: How do we ensure peace and security? Can industrial development be sustainable? Why do global living standards vary so wildly? This module adopts an interdisciplinary approach, enabling students to learn about these issues from a diverse array of perspectives.

DEV-4008B  (20 Credits)

This module will critically explore changing trends in humanitarian communication. This will include a critical review of media representations of development in the Global South and the role/responsibilities of journalists reporting about humanitarian crises. Contemporary issues such as the role of celebrities, social media and the rise of ‘post-humanitarian’ communication will be explored. This module contains a core practical skills component. Speakers from leading NGOs will share their insights and workshops will include hands-on skills such as blogging and development photography.

INT-IYOD04 (20 Credits)

This module will introduce students to key theories, principles and concepts in media in the context of global development; and to provide a foundation for critically engaging with and analysing media and its effects, through textual and audience analysis and production of media for a target audience. This module has a strong practical component and students will develop skills in key areas such as: news production, creating audio content (radio and podcasts) and film-making.   

Non-Credit Bearing

The module follows an integrated approach to increase students’ language level through engagement with material related to the Global Development with Media programme. The language focus is supported by skills work to prepare students for communication at undergraduate level such as: listening and speaking in seminars, giving academic presentations, conducting academic research and writing assignments across a range of genres from traditional essays to reports, news articles and blogs.  

 

Year 2

Please see the main course page for information on the Year 2 modules.

Year 3

Please see the main course page for information on the Year 3 modules.

 

 

Important Information:
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process. 

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Entry Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, or the first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. 

Students for whom english is a foreign language

IELTS of 5.5 overall and in each component.
Course Reference Number: 7251088

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees  

Year 1: from  £19,470 

View our information for Tuition Fees for subsequent years.

 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £5,000 towards your tuition fees.  INTO Regional Offices will contact any students eligible for scholarships. 

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of additional course-related costs. 

 

Course Reference Number: 7251088

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the INTO Online Application Form.  Applicants cannot apply for this course via UCAS.
Course Reference Number: 7251088
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
Duration (years)
3
Explore the complex relationship between the worlds of media, communication and international development on this innovative degree. You’ll examine the role of news media and digital technologies in the way we engage with politics and humanitarian crises around the world, and how charities and other development organisations communicate about poverty, inequality, migration, conflict, and other global issues. In the first year, you’ll be taught by both INTO UEA and UEA, before you transition to the School of International Development for your second and third years. Students will graduate with a UEA degree on successful completion of the course.
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