This programme provides the option for students to undertake a work placement or period of study abroad between Stages 2 and 3. Anyone wishing to take this option will be transferred to a 4 year programme.
This gives you further opportunities for developing professional experience and practical skills through a voluntary placement or internship in a relevant organisation for a period of up to twelve months. It can be taken anywhere in the world.
The experiences you have on placement help inform and shape your final year studies, including the dissertation, and will help boost your employability on graduation.
The placement is student-centred and student-led, so you'll need to take the initiative to identify and apply for internships or placements. Academic staff can facilitate and support searches for suitable placements with leads and suggestions, help with the writing of applications, and provide supporting letters of reference. If you're able to secure a placement you'll have customised preparatory training, and mentoring support as useful during the placement or internship.
Learning and assessment
The curriculum will include skills such as conflict analysis, primary research and case-study analysis, ethical reasoning, effective collaboration and communication, and tools for fostering personal and professional resilience.
These competencies will be taught through a variety of means including training workshops, simulations, field visits, practical groupwork assignments and professional placements.
Our unique competency framework will allow you to document what you know and can do and communicate this clearly to future employers. It will also support you in becoming a skilled and reflective practitioner.
Our comprehensive support services will help you to achieve your full potential – both academically and personally.
We provide all you need to make the very best of your time with us, and successfully progress through your studies and on into the world of graduate employment.
Our support services include:
- Personal tutors
- Disability services
- Counselling services
- MyBradford student support centres
- The Students’ Union
- Chaplaincy and faith advisers
- An on-campus nursery
- Halls wardens
We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus.
Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills.
We are one of world’s oldest university centres for the study of peace and international development; The Division of Peace Studies and International Development has a world-class reputation for research, and we're also one of the UK’s leading politics departments.
You'll be taught by academics and practitioners with a global profile, who advise governments, international organisations and nongovernmental organisations around the world based on cutting edge research on critical contemporary issues.
Current research in Peace Studies and International Development is wide-ranging and multidisciplinary. It has an applied focus on policy-relevant problems relating to the process of economic development, conflict resolution and peace-building, as well as international relations and security studies.
Recent and ongoing research includes a focus on poverty and social justice, microfinance, sustainable livelihoods, capability approach and human development, governance and institutional change, human resource management, application of cost benefit approaches and industrial and trade policy. Work on the water sector is internationally recognised as a key area of our expertise.