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.



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...

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BA (Hons)

International Development

Our International Development degree covers a diverse variety of global challenges, such as poverty, gender inequality, and conflict. You’ll explore the social,...

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BA (Hons)

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...

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Social Science Research Methods

Our MRes Social Science Research Methods is fully flexible and allows you to develop specialist research skills in your chosen subject area. You will be able to...

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BA (Hons)

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...

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BA (Hons)

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...

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An Indian woman removing the chaff from corn.
16 Nov 2022

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...

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A man fishing on a boat
26 Oct 2022

New film highlights the issues facing inshore fishing communities

A new film produced by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) highlights the “crisis” facing fishing communities in the UK.

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A man holds a fishing net.
18 Oct 2022

Millions missing out on their share of the $424 billion aquatic food industry

Social, economic and political barriers are preventing millions of people from benefiting from the world’s fastest-growing food-producing sector, a new study...

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An indigenous man stands in front of a camera.
29 Sep 2022

Report calls for Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge to be included in climate policy

A new report highlights how recognising Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ knowledge systems could do more to address climate change.

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