Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton Having recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, this is one of the longest running degrees on gender and development. You’ll gain a solid understanding of debates in feminist thinking, and link them to gendered policy and programming. You develop in-depth knowledge and capacity for gendered analysis of specific issues such as: - women’s empowerment; - political economy, and the environment; - masculinities and patriarchy.
Our groundbreaking work challenges ideas about gender. We work with nuanced, fluid perspectives on gender and sex, and the ways they interact. You’ll gain the skills required to participate effectively in gender- and development-related research, policy-making and programme implementation.
Careers Our graduates become specialists and advisers in gender and human rights for governments and development organisations worldwide – including ministries of foreign affairs in countries such as Azerbaijan and Indonesia, UNIFEM, USAID, and the UK’s Department for International Development. Some of our graduates also go on to teach gender studies in universities around the world.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) The Master in Development Studies is an intensive two-year programme that offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the policies and processes of international development, and the practice of development as a profession.
The programme combines training in quantitative and qualitative research methods with courses offering perspectives from the Institute’s core disciplines, including Anthropology, Sociology, History, Law, Political Science and Political Economy.
The programme also includes the completion of a Capstone Project, where students work with one of the Graduate Institute’s partner organisations, as well as professional skills workshops, providing students with the professional tools necessary for effective analysis and ethical decision-making. Students will gain the conceptual and practical tools they need to pursue successful careers in government, international organisations and the non-profit sector.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Gender, within the context of international development, is an extremely important and sensitive matter. Gender inequality is still prevalent, but achieving justice within this matter can also be a means of addressing poverty, food security, education and health. According to Oxfam: “Women form the majority of those living in poverty, and have fewer resources, less power and less influence in decision making when compared to men.” Most development organizations and research institutions now recognize the importance of including gender analysis and research in their work. This course will enable participants to develop an understanding of key gender concepts and the methods that can facilitate the design, collection and analysis of gender-sensitive data.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The five-day short course introduces participants to practical skills and approaches to build capacity and take action inside a development organisation for the delivery of gender aware policy, programmes and projects. Experience of gender mainstreaming has taught us the importance of building gender knowledge and practical skills among staff and leadership and the significance of an inclusive workplace environment for gender equality. The internal workplace shapes external practice. The course draws from the experience of working inside a range of development organisations.