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.

 

BA

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

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

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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BA

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

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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MRes

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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Ist REF
01 Aug 2022

Thanks from the School of International Development

The School of International Development are delighted to be recently ranked first for overall research quality, impact, environment and outputs in development...

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A mushroom bread made by the indigenous people of Santhal, India.
17 Aug 2022

Indigenous youth film project turns the lens on nutrition and food security

A unique initiative is helping Indigenous people in India exchange knowledge about locally available foods to improve dietary diversity – part of the UN...

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Change Makers winners Erwin Pardo Toledo and Fu Yu Tan
05 Jul 2022

Student entrepreneurs design prize-winning app to predict and prevent rainforest wildfires

Two pioneering University of East Anglia (UEA) students have received funding for a project to give Bolivian citizens the tools to fight wildfires in the...

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World of lights with a really bright light shining from Norwich
12 May 2022

UEA’s research confirmed as ‘world-leading’ by national assessment

The global significance and real-world impact of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) research has been confirmed with the Research Excellence Framework 2021...

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