University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Gender Analysis in Global Development (Taught)

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Course summary

Overview There’s never been a better time to study gender identities and how important they are to international development policies and outcomes. You’ll learn how to use important concepts in gender analysis of development for understanding key problems of social justice, poverty and inequality through a gender lens. You’ll also tackle gendered approaches to social and human development such as capabilities, social exclusion, human rights, violence, religion and identities, and you will engage with gender and development policies and practices. We offer a broad training that integrates theory and development policy experience, which is both sectoral (for example, education, land and property, credit and finance, rural livelihoods, sustainable development, environment and conservation) and cross-cutting (such as migration, and masculinities in development). Your optional modules allow you to customise your course towards a focus on particular issues (eg conflict or climate change) or on acquiring skills, or research methods. You’ll graduate ready to make your impact on the world of international development through taking the first step in your career or moving on to PhD study. Please note we are changing our name to the School of Global Development from 1 August 2023, as we mark our 50th Anniversary. About This Course This Master’s degree has been taught in the School since 1990. It was born from a need for people with an advanced social science expertise in gender analysis to contribute to development policy formulation, practical development activities and development education and research. The intervening years have certainly shown this to be the case – our graduates have gone on to work with the World Bank, UK DFID, Oxfam and as academics. You’ll study both the theory and practice of gender in development. This will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in an advisory capacity for organisations concerned with integrating gender awareness into their programmes and policies. The course also emphasises skills in research techniques and methods that are essential not only for further academic research but also in practical development work and policy formulation, such as gender planning and gender policy approaches, including gender mainstreaming. The School of International Development at UEA (changing to Global Development from 1 August 2023) is a globally renowned department for teaching, research and consultancy on international development. You’ll benefit from small class sizes, a friendly, open learning environment and added extras such as our series of regular seminars on 'Working in Development', with guest speakers from development agencies. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Assessment method


Entry requirements

Applicants require a good social sciences degree, 2.1 or equivalent; candidates from other disciplines are considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in all skills), or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9650 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9650 Whole course
Scotland £9650 Whole course
Wales £9650 Whole course
International £19800 Whole course

Additional fee information

If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course.

Sponsorship information

UEA offers a number of scholarships to qualified UK/EU and international students each year; these awards are based on academic merit.

Gender Analysis in Global Development at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS