The MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development degree offers skills in the basics of modern evidence-based policy making and impact evaluation, including the contexts and practices of evaluation, research design and data production for evaluation, and basic and more advanced methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis. The course is designed for those interested in designing and implementing development projects and programmes and/or in researching development effectiveness, and need the skills for undertaking quality impact evaluations.
This Master's combines theory and practice through two specialist modules: Welfare and Evaluation in Development, Applied Methods in Impact Evaluation. Students build analytical skills throughout the content and can choose modules from within the School of International Development and other departments at UEA to tailor their programme.
Lecturers who teach on this course have wide practical experience in Impact Evaluation - many are International Development Economists. 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 from this Master's programme are likely to become policy makers, non-governmental officials, consultants or research institute staff who are involved in impact evaluations. Students can choose an internship or work placement at various organisations, as UEA are partnered with CARE, Oxfam GB and Tearfund to explore opportunities.