School of International Development*
A future for everyone
We are a world-leading centre for research, teaching, and practice, and have been ranked as the top development studies institution in the UK (THE REF Analysis 2021) and one of the top-15 institutions in the world for development studies in 2022 (see QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022). Our staff and students are committed to the use of critical analysis to create a fairer planet, and we work with a wide range of organisations – from the World Bank to WaterAid – to make a difference in the world.
As part of the School of International Development* at UEA, you will join our close-knit academic community of 50 staff and over 500 students from around the world. You will learn from experts across multiple disciplines, fusing insights from economics, geography, environmental sciences, anthropology, media, politics, and development practice. Through this unique interdisciplinary approach, you will be equipped with both the theoretical grounding and the practical skills to create change in the world.
Come and study development with the best in the world. Make your voice count. And be a force for change.
*As part of the celebration of our 50th anniversary, we are changing our name to the School of Global Development from 1 August 2023
All our Undergraduate courses are also offered in variants with a year abroad or with a placement year.
Media and International Development
Explore the complex relationship between the worlds of media, communication and international development on this fascinating degree. You’ll examine the role of...
International Development with Economics
Examine the relationship between development and economics, and discover policies and processes that can help to reduce inequalities around the world. Learning...
Our International Development degree covers a diverse variety of global challenges, such as poverty, gender inequality, and conflict. You’ll explore the social,...
Geography and International Development
On this degree, you’ll apply the study of human geography to the most pressing issues and challenges we face in the world today, such as climate change and...
International Development with a Foundation Year
This degree covers a diverse variety of global challenges, such as poverty, gender inequality, and conflict. You’ll explore the social, political and economic...
Education and Development
Our MA in Education and Development allows you to explore a range of ways in which education can contribute to international development, both theoretically and...
Climate Change and Global Development
The impacts of climate change are increasingly visible to the naked eye, and they are alarming. Societal-level transformations at an unprecedented scale and...
UEA’s MA in Global Development offers a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on multiple subject areas, such as politics, economics, anthropology, philosophy,...
Postgraduate Research in International Development
We are a top tier, research-led university and are committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. Our postgraduate...
Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala
Indigenous-International Interactions for Sustainable Development
Achieving the right balance
Measuring impacts of climate change on heritage to be explored at conference
A major conference on coastal heritage loss due to climate change is taking place at the University of East Anglia next week.
Short-distance migration critical for climate change adaptation
Short-distance migration is crucial for climate change adaptation, according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
Human activity has degraded more than a third of remaining Amazon rainforest
The Amazon rainforest has been degraded by a much greater extent than scientists previously believed, according to a new study.
Indian women in agriculture lack skills training and opportunities
Young rural women in India are increasingly working in agriculture, but new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and RV University Bengaluru shows...