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.

 

Courses

All our Undergraduate courses are also offered in variants with a year abroad or with a placement year.

 

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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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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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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)

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

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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MA

Global Development

UEA’s MA in Global Development offers a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on multiple subject areas, such as politics, economics, anthropology, philosophy,...

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MA

Education and Development

Our MA in Education and Development allows you to explore a range of ways in which education can contribute to international development, both theoretically and...

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MSc

Climate Change and Global Development

The impacts of climate change are increasingly visible to the naked eye, and they are alarming. Societal-level transformations at an unprecedented scale and...

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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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A forest fire in the Amazon rainforest.
27 Jan 2023

Human activity has degraded more than a third of remaining Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest has been degraded by a much greater extent than scientists previously believed, according to a new study.

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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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