This Master's is for those who are in interested in designing and implementing development projects and programmes and/or in researching development effectiveness, and who need to develop and enhance their skills for undertaking high-quality rigorous impact evaluations.
Impact evaluation has become an important tool in development policy making. Multi-lateral and bi-lateral donor agencies and developing country governments are now widely committed to funding and utilising high quality impact evaluation.
The course offers familiarisation with and skills in the basics of modern evidence-based policy-making and impact evaluation, including the contexts and practices of evaluation, research design and data production for evaluation, and basic and more advanced methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis.
“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.
"I was attracted by the course’s holistic approach to teaching impact evaluation. The programme was able to tackle the realities one experiences when doing field work without sacrificing the rigor needed when doing research. The course equipped me with up-to-date practical and statistical knowledge of evaluation methods and processes which has since been an asset when applying for development jobs."
"I was an intern with Oxfam after completing the MSc Impact Evaluation. As part of my internship I worked on an impact evaluation on women’s empowerment in Uganda where I spent 2 months collecting and analysing primary data. It was a valuable experience and the knowledge and skills I gained during my studies helped me tremendously to work with the evaluation professionals at Oxfam."
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.