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

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

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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 Management

This four 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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BA

International Development 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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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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MA

Media and International Development

Get to grips with a fascinating subject on this innovative programme. You’ll address current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between...

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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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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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Postgraduate Research in International Development

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Research

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Peat fire
01 Oct 2020

Enforcement more effective than financial incentives in reducing harmful peat fires

A new study looking at incentives to reduce globally harmful peatland fires suggests that fear of enforcement and public health concerns influence behaviour more...

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African farmers at well with donkeys
26 May 2020

Major international project to tackle climate change resilience in Africa

A new €6.7M project involving the UEA aims to help rural East African communities adapt to climate change using state-of-the-art predictions of water scarcity...

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press journalists with microphones
20 May 2020

Journalism research wins international award

A research paper led by a University of East Anglia academic has been named as the best peer reviewed article published internationally on journalism in 2019.

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old and young hands holding
13 Mar 2020

Older people in poor countries should be considered in global responses to covid-19

Current guidance on coronavirus “largely ignores” the implications for public health and clinical responses in light of those most at risk, according to an...

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