The MA Gender Analysis of International Development 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, violence, religion and identities. This Masters has been taught in the School since 1990, springing from a need for people with an advanced social science expertise in gender analysis to contribute to development policy formulation, practical development activities and development education and research.
This Master’s course requires students to undertake compulsory and optional modules, an examination and to produce a dissertation. Optional seminars, workshops and sessions are offered throughout the programme for teaching and strengthening student essay and dissertation writing skills. The School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges via multi/interdisciplinary approaches, where research is organised into a series of Research Groups.
The School of International Development at the University of East Anglia is a globally renowned department for teaching, research and consultancy on international development. Research in the School addresses challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Excellent staff:student ratios and teaching methods mean this School offers small class sizes and a friendly learning environment.
Graduates have been successful in entering employment including working for organisations such as the World Bank, the United Nations, DfID, JICA, Christian Aid, and Save the Children. UEA offer a series of regular seminars on ‘Working in Development’, with guest speakers from development agencies and there is also specific support for international students in their transition to studying in the UK.
"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.
Open to applicants with a good degree (min 2:1 or equivalent) in a Social Sciences subject or relevant discipline. UEA Admissions will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.
Recipient: University of East Anglia
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