– The thing about this degree is it’s allowing students to come in and address really pressing urgent global problems and students will learn to do it in ways that address and propose solutions to
the problems that they’ll study. It brings together
three leading departments in the university So students will benefit
from the expertise of colleagues in politics, environment and geography, and history. – This course teaches students how to apply critical thinking to problems – But to do it in a way that is joined up so students will have
interdisciplinary perspectives on problems such as
climate change, equality, social justice. – What that means is that students are encouraged to look at the same problem
from different disciplinary angles. You know, we’re talking about
how do we make farmers in Tanzania better off. You might have a political solution to that problem.
You could explore that one way. You might have an economic solution. You might look at the sociology of
farming in Tanzania, let’s say. – The Interdisciplinary Global Development Center offers several internships throughout the year. Students on this degree will gain skills that prepare them directly
to go into the workplace. So they won’t just be looking at the causes and the debates around climate change for example. It will enable them and will train them to propose solutions and to write solutions that will interest policymakers and
that will train them to be able to make a genuine contribution to solving global problems.