Students taking International Development degrees come from a very wide range of backgrounds, nationalities, experiences, skills and interests.
Applicants should normally have a good undergraduate honours degree and a good Masters degree in a relevant discipline. The University will take into account the educational and work experience of applicants.
Fees for the academic year 2011/12 will be:
- UK/EU students: £4,000 (full-time); £2,000 (part-time)*
- International students: £11,200
Fees for the academic year 2012/13 will be:
- UK/EU students: £5,000 (full-time); £2,500 (part-time)*
- International students: £11,800
* for each year of the course.
Note. These fees apply to Research Degrees offered by the School of International Development; they may differ from fee notices given for Postgraduate degrees on other University web pages. The School's fees are set by taking into account a combination of factors including costs and our best knowledge of our competitors fees. We aim to provide an excellent teaching experience leading to a validated and certified university degree at a cost that is near to the average cost of a PG international development degree in the UK. Click here to read more about our teaching quality objectives and policies.
How much will my degree cost?
We provide here some information to help you plan your year in Norwich and to compare with costs in other Universities and towns.
Your fee rate (see above) will be a major cost. The next biggest cost will be your accommodation.
Average monthly rental of a room (UEA accommodation) at the lower end (sharing a room) is about 200 pounds per month, while the upper end (single room ensuite) is 380 pounds per month. On campus accommodation rental costs include the cost of gas, electricity and water.
Average monthly rental of a room (off campus with a private landlord) is between 200 to 250 pounds at the lower end, and 250 to 380 pounds at the upper end. Rents above this can be found, for renting a flat or house.
In total that's about 2,400 to 4,800 pounds for accommodation. For private accommodation, bills for gas, electricity, water, TV and telephone are sometimes included or excluded from those charges. Plan about 20 pounds per month if in shared accommodation for these utilities.
Travel in and around Norwich is very reasonable.
Most students either walk or cycle, or use bus services. Unlimited travel on first buses around Norwich zones 1-5...the pass is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and only costs £210 (in 2012). Car parking is generally available without extra charge in most residential streets in Norwich.
Finally drink, food and entertainment.
Norwich has the benefit of being out of the orbit of London and Brighton, and so is very competitive, and is not overpriced. Food is reasonably priced. There are many websites that give further information about a Norwich social life. We've compiled a few here.
Generally estimate between 4000 to 6000 pounds for travel, food and entertainment over a 12 month period depending on how sociable you intend to be!
What do my fees cover?
Fees cover the costs of tuition, including lectures, seminars, field trips and electronic literature materials. In addition many other facilities around the university are then free to use - including the library, IT computing and so on.
The fees do not cover - your accommodation, books and hard-copies of journal articles. Use of the Sportspark is a small additional fee for UEA students. Occasionally a small charge is made to training sessions in DEV.
Advice and Support for International Deposit Payments
To help with our planning, UEA requires all international students on taught Masters' courses to pay a refundable deposit of 1000 pounds to guarantee a place and accommodation. In each year this has to be paid by 01 August, a few weeks before starting your degree. More information will be sent to you about how to pay once you have applied to DEV and received an offer letter. The deposit can be paid in a number of ways, and the School will work closely with all students to enable you to do this. (In some exceptional cases we may allow the deposit to be waived). Once we receive your deposit you will be issued a receipt and if you have met all the conditions of our offer, a letter that we hope you will find helpful in securing a visa. If your visa is not issued, and you can provide us with information about why you cannot join us, then we will refund your deposit. We will also refund your deposit if you fail to meet any conditions of our offer.
Paying fees - advice
More information on how to pay your fees for tuition and accommodation (if applicable), paying by instalments and the fees schedules.
Funding your course of study
For further information please contact our PGR Admissions Enquiries staff on firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +44(0)1603 591709