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The MA Global Development programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and tackling international development challenges. Through a combination of subjects like politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, and geography, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the complex interplay between society, economics, politics, and the environment. You'll have the flexibility to tailor your studies to your interests and career goals, with a wide range of module options available. Whether you choose to write a dissertation or do a summer placement, you'll develop the skills necessary for a successful career in international development or further PhD study. A UK 2.1 or equivalent in Social Sciences is required for entry.

About the course

On this MA, you’ll benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to international development, drawing from areas such as politics, economics, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, geography, and environmental science. 

You’ll discover the importance of understanding the historical context when trying to make sense of current development challenges. You’ll also discover how to fully get to grips with international development issues by viewing them as a complex interrelation between society, economics, politics and the environment. 

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Entry Requirements

Bachelors degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent)

Degree Subject
Social Science preferred.




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Sam Howard

“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

Daisy Serem

"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.

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Value: 10% tuition fee reduction
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Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee reduction

Eligibility

You are an Alumnus of UEA, or expect to become one, at the time of applying for an eligible postgraduate programme and are, and will remain, self-funded for the duration of the programme, (exemptions include PGCE, MBA, foundation, pre-Masters and postdoctorate diploma programmes).

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Please read the terms and conditions for this scholarship before applying: https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/scholarships-finder/scholarships-a-z/10-alumni-tuition-fee-discount-scheme


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UEA offer a generous range of scholarships every year, including funding for specific countries, schools and subjects. Scholarships include £4-£5,000 awards for students from specific countries, sports scholarships, a £2,000 'Bright Futures' fee reduction for UK-based students and a 10% reduction in fees for UEA alumni.


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