Key themes of this Master's include vulnerability and social exclusion, poverty, gender relations, social policy and social protection. The degree combines social theory and analysis with more practical and policy-focused approaches allowing students to learn concepts to pursue analysis of social development and social change, which is applied to development interventions and practice.
At the core of this programme are two unique core modules: Social Analysis for International Development provides understanding of key concepts from social theory and how these are applied to social development policy and practice. The module Gender Diversity and Social Development explores relations between social development, public policy and various forms of diversity and difference, including gender, race, ethnicity, age and disability. In addition, students also choose whether to focus on Health and Development or Education Policy and Practice in Development.
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.