In this course, you’ll take a look at global networks of trade, influence, and power, covering topics ranging across natural resources, colonialism and aid, to name a few. International Development goes far beyond geography or economics - it is a truly multi-disciplinary course which can cover aspects of history, law, politics, social anthropology, and more.
Last year’s course explored International Development from a number of different perspectives, investigating the economic, legal and social aspects of development.
This year’s course will be an excellent opportunity to investigate the effectiveness of various development strategies and we will explore the task academics face in analysing and quantifying the challenges faced in this area.
All our tutors are current Oxford and/or Cambridge PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. You will have the opportunity to learn about their original research and our tutors will take you beyond your school curriculum to investigate the subject at a higher level - great preparation for university/college study!
Janina, one of this year’s tutors, is completing a PhD in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the effectiveness of economic strengthening programmes for poor families in South Africa. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations from University of Konstanz, and a Master’s degree in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from the University of Oxford.
Alex, one of our tutors in 2016, completed her Master’s in International Development in Canada, after finishing a degree in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) at the University of Oxford. She is currently working at the British Foreign Office.
This course is ideal for students considering studying International Development or any social-science related subjects at university, and teaches a method of thought and research that is beneficial to all disciplines.
This course can be combined with our Current Affairs seminar to provide you with an additional insights into real-life application of International Development.
You may also be interested in our Economics or Politics and International Relations Courses.
Our students go on to studying International Development and other related subjects at undergraduate level, either at universities across the UK, or abroad, including in the US