International Development


Assessment for Year 1

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. You will also complete an independent Master’s research project.

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Assessment for Year 1

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. You will also complete an independent Master’s research project.

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How to apply   
Explore our research   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Social Sciences and related disciplines

Additional entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution.

Applicants must submit a short (approx. 500 word) research proposal in support of their application and a proposed supervisor. You can find a potential supervisor on the people pages of each Schools webpages. This should indicate their initial thoughts about a possible research topic and should consider why the topic might be important, whether there is a research gap in this area, and propose a possible methodology for the investigation. Please note, however, that the final research topic will be finalised in discussion with supervisors at the start of the course.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in each component)

  • PTE (Pearson): 65 (minimum 58 in each component)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact


This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.
Course Reference Number: 2846040

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the academic year 2020/21 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £6,500

  • International Students: £16,400

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for UK/EU students).

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.


The University offers a variety of Scholarships each year to support students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Student Loan

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of additional course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 2846040

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.


If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 2846040
Key details
Full Time
Degree of Master of Research
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, or are already in practice with a research question that you wish to investigate, this MRes will push you towards the forefront of your field. Throughout the course, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to successfully complete a piece of Master’s level research. You’ll explore and become practiced in a range of advanced research methods, and benefit from the expert guidance of a specialist supervisor in your particular field of interest The course is flexible, allowing you to complete it in one year full-time or over two years part-time. It is ideal preparation for PhD study or if you’re aiming to move into a research-based role – such as a research associate in a university setting, the third sector, or government.
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