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

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Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Approx Intake 30
Mature Entry Places 5
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

This programme is concerned with global issues, particularly those affecting the developing world. These include inequality, human rights, health, education, migration, environment, global warming, international aid, and the fight again...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules

CORE: FE1006 Poverty and Development (5 credits); FE1008 Data in Development Studies (5 credits); FE1013 & FE1018 Introduction to Development Studies Parts I & II (5 credits each); FE1014 Communication and Facilitation Skills in Dev...

Careers or Further Progression

Graduates find careers in:

• Irish-based Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the development field
• International organisations
• Governmental agencies (e.g. Irish Aid)
• Campaigning organisations (e.g. environmental o...

Further Enquiries Dr Edward Lahiff (Programme Director)
T:+353 (0)21 490 3478
Points History
Year Points
2019 380
2018 367
2017 378