1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in International Development and Cooperation

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8890
Degree Programme Class L-37 - Peace studies
Years in which the programme is being held I°, II° and III°
Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Rosa Bernardini Papalia
Language Italian

Programme profile

The 1st cycle degree programme inInternational Development and Cooperation is a basic programme covering thetopics of economic, political, institutional and social development. Thespecific objectives of the programme are to acquire essential competences forunderstanding the dominant features of local and global development, long-termgrowth in different local, national and international systems, in order toassess the relationship between areas with different levels of well-being andadopt policy measures to foster development.

The programme approach is based on aninterdisciplinary curriculum inspired by sustainable development, i.e. the ideathat the production of goods and services must meet certain human, social andpolitical requirements. The programme covers economic, historical, legal,politological, statistical and sociological fields, aiming to promotecomparative qualitative and quantitative analysis of the structural and sectorial problems affecting local systems in the Mediterraneanbasin, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the EuropeanUnion.

The programme therefore focuses on theimportance of local cultures, dynamics and processes and autonomousdevelopment, studying original and innovative contributions to the debate ondevelopment cooperation policies in different areas. On this basis, theinterdisciplinary nature of the programme is a fundamental pillar in theidentification of a wide range of elective and integrative learning activities.Elective course units are available in the most important fields of study forthis degree profile, in economics, statistics, law, politology, sociology,history and linguistics. Students can therefore adapt the curriculum to suittheir chosen profile through targeted groups of course units. The programmealso covers research methodologies, investigating the new and complexinteractions between international and domestic dynamics in each context.Meeting the training needs highlighted by international, national and regionalagencies, non-governmental organisations, public and private enterprisesoperating in agricultural, industrial and services fields nationally andtransnationally, students may also attend educational workshops analysing,discussing and negotiating intervention methods and knowledge.

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

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