The MA explores ways that education can contribute to the development process, theoretically and empirically, from a variety of perspectives (including human rights, social/human development, and human capital. The course enables students to understand current debates, and their implications for national/international education strategies.
This Master's course requires students to undertake compulsory and optional modules, an examination and to produce a dissertation. The MA Education and Development programme also benefits from links with the UEA's School of Education and Lifelong Learning, including collaboration in teaching and an active research seminar programme. Optional seminars, workshops and sessions are offered throughout the programme for teaching and strengthening student essay and dissertation writing skills. The School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges via multi/interdisciplinary approaches, where research is organised into a series of Research Groups.
The School of International Development at the University of East Anglia is a globally renowned department for teaching, research and consultancy on international development. Research in the School addresses challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Excellent staff:student ratios and teaching methods mean this School offers small class sizes and a friendly learning environment.
Graduates have been successful in entering employment including working for organisations such as the World Bank, the United Nations, DfID, JICA, Christian Aid, and Save the Children. UEA offer a series of regular seminars on 'Working in Development', with guest speakers from development agencies and there is also specific support for international students in their transition to studying in the UK.