School of International Development

A future for everyone

We are a world-leading centre for research, teaching, and practice, and have been ranked as one of the top-10 institutions in the world for development studies in 2021 (see QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). 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.

 

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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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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MA

Media and International Development

Explore the complex relationship between the worlds of media, communication and international development on this fascinating degree. You’ll examine how media...

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BA

International Development

Our International Development degree covers a diverse variety of global issues, such as poverty, globalisation, gender inequality, conflict and humanitarian...

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MRes

Social Science Research Methods

Give yourself the edge by studying at an internationally renowned centre for impactful research. Whether you’re a recent graduate with an interest in research,...

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MA

International Development

Do you have an interest in designing and implementing development projects and programmes? How about researching development effectiveness? Or would you like to...

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BA

Geography and International Development

On this degree, you’ll apply the study of human geography to the issues and challenges of international development. Gaining academic, technical and practical...

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BA

International Development Management

Acquire the skills and knowledge you need to build a successful career in development. You’ll learn about the challenges of development and how to tackle them,...

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Research

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Young women volunteering at a food donation centre
02 Dec 2021

UEA volunteer research reveals how to build inclusive societies

Strong partnerships between volunteers and their governments are key to how we build equal and inclusive societies – according to a new UN report involving UEA...

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29 Oct 2021

'Trade-offs' between wellbeing and resilience

A new study involving researchers at UEA says wellbeing and resilience to environmental changes don’t always go hand in hand.

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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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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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