School of International Development

UEA's School of International Development is committed to tackling global issues of poverty and inequality through our research, teaching and engagement.

We're home to more than 50 staff and 600 students who are driven to make a difference in the world. For nearly 50 years, our school has been at the forefront of research into global issues such as climate change, economic development, environmental justice, and gender inequality.

Impact is high on our agenda. Our researchers work in partnership with international organisations including DFID, the UN, World Bank, World Health Organisation, NGOs, charities and governments, helping to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. 

We share the knowledge we generate with students, who are taught the research, communication and critical thinking skills that will prepare them for a wide range of careers.

 

BA

International Development Management

This three year course offers career-focused professional training, delivered by people with first hand development experience, in a department at the cutting...

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PhD

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...

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BA

International Development Management with a Placement Year

Prepare for a career in sustainable international development with a degree that explores the social, political, and economic dimensions of the field.

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MSc

Climate Change and International Development

If you work in international development and climate change policy and practice, this is the course to further your career. You’ll address multiple dimensions...

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MA

Education and Development

Prepare for a career in a range of areas, including educational policy and programming in developing countries, government departments, and national and...

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MA

International Development

On this MA, you’ll benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to international development, drawing from areas such as politics, economics, anthropology,...

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BA

Geography and International Development

Combine the study of human geography with international development. Learn how to tackle the biggest challenges facing the modern world – poverty and inequality,...

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BA

International Development

You’ll tackle diverse issues such as poverty, globalisation, gender inequality, conflict and humanitarian interventions. Study optional modules on environmental...

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Research

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  News
02 Sep 2021

Indigenous and local communities key to successful nature conservation

Indigenous Peoples and local communities provide the best long-term outcomes for conservation, according to new research from UEA's School of International...

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  News
11 Jun 2021

India’s national government has inappropriately prioritised people for Covid-19 vaccination

India’s national government has inappropriately prioritised people for covid-19 vaccination, argue doctors and researchers in The British Medical Journal today.

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19 Mar 2021

World Water Day spotlight on UEA’s water security research centre

From adapting to climate change and tackling water scarcity to the burden of carrying water faced by millions of people, and particularly women, around the world...

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The Earth in space
04 Mar 2021

UEA’s Development Studies makes global top ten

UEA’s Development Studies has been rated as one of the top ten in the world by a global university rankings table released today (Wednesday 3 March).

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Event

UEA Inaugural Lecture: Prof Pieter Serneels

  • Oct 19, 2021 18:30PM
  • Thomas Paine Study Centre lecture theatre, UEA and online
  • Lecture
  • Free

FLOURISHING: STRENGTHENING HUMAN CAPACITIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
PROF PIETER SERNEELS - SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Improved access to education, health and mental health strengthens capacities of the poor in developing countries. It allows them to move out of poverty. In this lecture, Prof Serneels will investigate how capabilities of the poor can be fortified to advance human flourishing, using frontier insights from behavioural development economics. Join us in person or online to hear about cutting-edge research from UEA’s newest professors, covering topics affecting all areas of living today. These free public lectures are open to all and there is a chance to ask questions and meet the speaker at a free drinks reception after the talk.