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    Is anyone planning to do this course or something similar? I'm struggling to find opinions of those at a similar position to me or do this course at uni :/
    Currently Year 12 studying English Lit., Maths, Economics, Chemistry.
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    (Original post by trivia32kosalsa)
    Is anyone planning to do this course or something similar? I'm struggling to find opinions of those at a similar position to me or do this course at uni :/
    Currently Year 12 studying English Lit., Maths, Economics, Chemistry.
    Hey! I'm currently in year 13 and I've applied to do international development I've had offers from 4/5 of the unis I've applied to, yet to hear from the 5th! I have considered combining international development with many things, economics being one of them, but I personally think it's the best option for me to just choose international development and personalise the course that way, rather than choose something like economics that I'm not 100% sure I'd enjoy. But it's obviously a completely personal opinion and I'd definitely suggest going to open days as it helps you get an insight properly into the course and what it will be like at uni!
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    I've received an offer from UEL to do international development with NGO management. Its the only degree that actually offers NGO experience and planning for working in the development sector - rather than 100% development theory.
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    I've received an offer from UEL to do international development with NGO management. Its the only degree that actually offers NGO experience and planning for working in the development sector - rather than 100% development theory.
    I considered UEL myself, it looks an incredible course, I just personally prefer the course content at the uni's I've applied to! Where else have you applied? Have you had any other offers? I'm so excited to get to uni and study this course
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    (Original post by gwrren)
    I considered UEL myself, it looks an incredible course, I just personally prefer the course content at the uni's I've applied to! Where else have you applied? Have you had any other offers? I'm so excited to get to uni and study this course
    I decided on it because I'm a mature student and wanted something that could actually be applied rather than everyone just having the knowledge and no experience as it's a very difficult industry. I've also got an offer from Northampton, and an interview with Sussex. I only applied to those because I didn't want to waste spaces in the application haha but Sussex looks good
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    (Original post by marshalld67)
    I decided on it because I'm a mature student and wanted something that could actually be applied rather than everyone just having the knowledge and no experience as it's a very difficult industry. I've also got an offer from Northampton, and an interview with Sussex. I only applied to those because I didn't want to waste spaces in the application haha but Sussex looks good
    That makes sense, I'm hopefully going to have a placement year and do some work experience abroad and some within the UK working for an NGO to get a mix of experiences. That's brilliant, I've also applied to Northampton and Sussex and had offers from them. At the moment, I'm planning on going to Sussex to study as they're very successful with this course
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    (Original post by gwrren)
    That makes sense, I'm hopefully going to have a placement year and do some work experience abroad and some within the UK working for an NGO to get a mix of experiences. That's brilliant, I've also applied to Northampton and Sussex and had offers from them. At the moment, I'm planning on going to Sussex to study as they're very successful with this course
    awesome, well done! in the mean time check out the Ics scheme if you haven't already. I did it in the Philippines. did you have to do an interview or test essay for Sussex? I have to presumably because I'm applying to foundation and have been out of education a few years
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