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Social Sciences

Politics & International Relations

BSc International Environment & Development Studies

3 years

€180 pa

Programme profile

Development Studies is an interdisciplinary field where academic depth is achieved through insight into different but complementary fields. This programme seeks first to develop basic knowledge within different disciplines, such as social anthropology, sociology, ecology, economics, resource management and earth science, and then to analyze development issues in an interdisciplinary way.

The programme consists of mandatory and elective courses. The elective courses may be within areas such as economics, international relations, ecology, organisational theory and resource management. We recommend that you take one semester abroad where you may take courses that are not offered at the university:you will have an opportunity to study at one of our partner universities in, for example, Costa Rica, Tanzania, India, Canada or England.

Programme content

Introduction to Environment, Development & Globalisation: Development; Social Anthropology; Sociology; Economics for Environment & Development; Writing Skills; Linking Ecological and Social Resilience; Development Aid & Politics; Development Classics; Tropical Ecology & Development; Social Science Statistics & Methods;

Electives: Sustainable Agriculture; Environmental Economics; Human Rights-based Development; Health & Development; Global Environmental Change; Anthropology of Development; Land Rights; International Relations, Politics & Development; French, Spanish; Urdu. Swahili;

Bachelor's Project


The university offers related Masters programmes, taught through English, in the following areas:

- Agroecology
- International Development Studies
- International Environment Studies

Entry Requirements

General Certificate of Education (with examination in 8 subjects where at least 3 are A-levels.Maths included.

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including 2 at H5. Subjects to include Maths




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