This degree incorporates a number of topics including concepts used in gender analysis of development, social justice, gender and power, poverty and inequality, and gendered approaches to social and human development such as capabilities, social exclusion and human rights, and violence, religion and identities.
We offer a broad training integrating theory and development policy experience which is both sectoral (eg education; land and property; credit and finance; rural livelihoods; sustainable development, environment and conservation; HIV/AIDS) and cross-cutting (eg migration, and male gender identities and masculinities in development).
Our graduates are employed in the World Bank, the UK DFID, and other bilateral aid agencies, and in large international NGOs like Oxfam as well as in developing country government departments and as academics.
"After completing my MA, I studied French in France for 2 years, then became a JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) volunteer in Bolivia and worked for 2 years in the field of social development. I also worked as an associate expert in JICA and worked for the Gender Equality Division. Until last year, I was working in Gulu, Northern Uganda, in charge of setting-up and managing the JICA Gulu Office which was newly opened in 2009. Based on my experience, I am now pursuing career opportunities in UN agencies, such as UNDP, FAO or WFP where I can be engaged in projects on community development and people's empowerment with gender perspectives." - MA Gender Analysis in International Development
“Both the study and the network I built during the year proved very useful when I went back to work in the Indonesian Ministry of Finance.” - MA Gender Analysis in International Development
“I am proud to be a product of this department because the skills acquired are being applied in my present position at the United Nations. Due to my training at UEA, I now understand the complexities of the role of the media, especially in peacekeeping operations in the world.” - Public Information Officer, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission, DR Congo
"I am really applying what I studied at UEA to my job, especially about communication for development. So most of the time when am working I remember our classes and smile." - Assistant Communication Officer, UNICEF, Nairobi.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships
Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of International Development as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of International Development, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships
A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.
For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.