International Development

University College Cork


Course Name International Development
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK214
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and Maths. From 2021 an O6/H7 in another language is required.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
Mature Applicants

To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2021 and apply via by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the applic...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
Are you interested in human rights, health, education and environment in the context of development? Or the UN's sustainable goals and the fight against global hunger and poverty? If so, this programme will be of interest to you.


Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1
Core modules:

Development studies
Food and agricultural economics
Rural development
Poverty and development
Data and development
Communications skills

You can also pursue optional courses in languages, health, nutrition or governme...

Modules Link Web Page - Click Here
Assessment Method Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including written assignments, group projects, in-class presentations, and some in-class tests.

The work placement in Year 3 is assessed on a pass/fail basis.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information
Students on this course develop skills to work effectively in the areas of international development and food policy. These include project management, research methods, data analysis, programme evaluation and policy a...

Further Enquiries Dr Edward Lahiff
+ 353 21 490 3478

Fiona O’Shea
+353 (0)21 490 2114
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 332
2020 346
2019 380