International Development and Food Policy (BSc)

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork

Date Posted: May 5, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Food & Dining
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The BSc International Development and Food Policy is the first undergraduate programme in Ireland to have a primary focus on international development, particularly on the countries of the global south. It will help students understand key issues of development and deliver skills such as languages, research techniques and project management.

The course addresses key challenges in global development: Poverty and hunger Agricultural and rural development Food policy and food systems Human rights, governance and gender Health and development Climate change Role of international development agencies and non-governmental organisations Migration and Refugees

And it aims to: Develop a students understanding of the multidimensional nature of international development Develop a students understanding of cross-disciplinary methods for analysis of key development challenges Equip students with practical skills to address global challenges Ensure that students can work effectively as individuals and in team settings