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. 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). 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 multilateral and bilateral agencies, international and national NGOs 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 or executive 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 Global Development at UEA 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

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Entry requirements

Degree classification: Bachelors degree – 2.1 or equivalent   Degree subject: Social Sciences Preferred.  CV required.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with minimum 6.0 in Writing & Speaking and 5.5 in Listening & Reading

English Foreign Language: Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):  Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date. We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10150* Whole course
England £10150* Whole course
Northern Ireland £10150* Whole course
Scotland £10150* Whole course
Wales £10150* Whole course
International £21200* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

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