School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The process of globalisation is central to an understanding of the contemporary world. The nature of this process and its implications for international development are hotly debated and you’ll tackle key questions including: - Is globalisation leading to increasing international inequality and poverty, or does the expansion of international trade in goods and services provide new opportunities for developing countries? - How can we make sense of emergent trends such as fair trade, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and sustainable consumption? - Does globalisation call for a radical overhaul of existing international, national and local institutions? - And why is it so difficult to solve global environmental problems such as climate change?
Gain comprehensive knowledge in the field of globalisation, business and sustainable development and equip yourself with the necessary skills to pursue a career in this fascinating area. You’ll integrate different disciplinary perspectives to analyse the economic, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation. You’ll consider the resistance to globalisation and how this has played out in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
This course adopts a unique interdisciplinary approach, making UEA the perfect place to help you gain that all-important competitive edge.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Combine the study of human geography with international development to learn how to tackle the biggest challenges facing the modern world – poverty and inequality, food security, climate change, conflict, global governance, sustainability and migration. You’ll study geography in depth and apply your knowledge and analysis to issues in international development. The course emphasises academic rigour and technical skills, whilst building your employability. You’ll gain practical skills training, field experience, and IT skills including in Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
Fieldwork and field courses are a vital part of the degree. In addition to field-work elements in a number of the taught modules we have a weekend residential trip in the first year and a compulsory field trip module in the second year, either the UK or overseas. In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands on experience through your dissertation research and/or Development Work Placement module.
The School of International Development is internationally renowned for its research. They work closely with the School of Environmental Sciences, which houses the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and a research group on Science, Society and Sustainability.
Master; School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The ESRC-recognised MRes International Development degree offers an advanced programme of research training in development studies. You will study course modules in research epistemology, and in research techniques and analysis, practising and applying learned techniques through workshop sessions. In addition, you will learn research skills in your chosen area of specialism: natural resources, social studies or economics.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Train to make a difference on a global scale with a degree in international development and the environment. You’ll explore environmental issues in development such as climate change, water security, reconciling development needs with forest conservation, valuing biological diversity and sustainable natural resource management. At the same time you’ll discover the links between the environment, questions of policy, people’s livelihoods and poverty reduction.
You’ll be on one of very few courses in the UK that integrates social and natural science, whilst taking a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of development issues.
In your third year, you’ll spend three to four months gaining work experience abroad. For many students, this experience is the highlight of their time at university. You’ll graduate well prepared to work in one of the many development fields linked to the environment, sustainable natural resource management and rural livelihood improvement.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) You will start your degree with a foundation year to help you develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed, exploring global challenges, such as migration, HIV/AIDS and population growth, and being supported to learn and study effectively. You will have the chance to get a taste of previously unknown areas of study and you’ll be actively encouraged to develop your own scholarly interests, so when you successfully finish your foundation year, you’ll be perfectly placed to progress to Year 1. Although registered on the BA Geography and International Development degree, successful completion of the foundation year allows entry to any of the interdisciplinary undergraduate degree pathways in the School of International Development (DEV).
After your foundation year, you will study specialised human and social geography modules such as Geographies of Development, People and Place and Urban Geographies. At the same time, you will be able to select modules dedicated to the development of regions of the world such as Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America, and a range of complementary options from related disciplines including anthropology, politics, economics, environmental studies and media.
Fieldwork and field courses are a vital part of the degree. In addition to field-work elements in a number of the taught modules, we have a weekend residential trip in Year 1 and a longer trip in either the UK or overseas. In Year 3, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands on experience through your dissertation research and/or Development Work Experience module.
European Master; School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) With the support of European commission, the course plans to form specialists able to develop and lead ecological projects throughout the world by providing them with a wide range of competences and skills, completed by a professional specialisation in one of several leading fields of Ecology (Conservation, Toxicology, Functional ecosystem dynamics, Evolutionary ecology, Environmental sciences). Type of recognition: Please refer to website: http://www.master-emae.org/
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) This Master's degree interprets water security in its broad political ecology and political economy sense. We believe that the hydrological cycle is intimately connected to critical global policy concerns, climate change, food trade and food security, energy security and in turn to the international cooperation that affects human, community, regional and state security.
The programme will critically reflect on the practical and theoretical facets of water security with a view to develop a better foundation upon which to achieve developmental and environmental objectives.
We will provide the latest interdisciplinary theory and tools necessary to rise to the challenges and students will graduate with the knowledge and tools to be able to understand and audit the water security of a system of interest be it nation, region, company, sector, scheme or household.
The MSc Water Security and International Development degree will be offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) This Master’s is an innovative programme which addresses current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between media and development. Graduates have gone on to work in a range of fields including humanitarian communication, NGO communications, development journalism, media development, journalism and academia.
This Masters programme; - combines theory and practice through its two specialist media and development modules. - gives students the opportunity to either write a dissertation in the summer term or take a work-experience module. - is embedded in the local community, with strong links to a number of local NGOs and media organisations. - is connected with the Public Media Alliance, the largest global association of public broadcasters, who are based within the School and provide teaching and resources. - has, in recent years, included seminars, lectures and workshops from Intermedia, The Guardian, Mediae, World View, One World Media, the International Broadcasting Trust, BBC Media Action and academics from the London School of Economics, the University of Westminster and City University. - contains an optional five-day practical training course entitled, Film-making for Development, run by Postcode Films. - is situated in the School of International Development (DEV) which has a world-class reputation for research in development studies. - allows for a unique range of choice and specialisation, with students able to choose module options from within DEV and from other departments at UEA.
The MA Media and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
Impact evaluation has become an important tool in development policy making. Multi-lateral and bi-lateral donor agencies and developing country governments are now widely committed to funding and utilising high quality impact evaluation.
The course offers familiarisation with and 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 MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The MA International Relations and Development Studies degree is designed to provide further study in international relations and development studies at graduate level, and as a conversion course for those who have not previously studied the subjects. The course is taught jointly with the University's School of Political, Social and International Studies.
In addition to modules incorporating international relations and development perspectives, this Masters will address competing perspectives on contemporary world development, and on key issues such as globalisation, international debt, political transformation and the environment, security, governance, and international political economy.