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.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton This 2-week Summer School brings together highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues. It takes place on the University of Sussex campus, near Brighton, UK.
Based at IDS, you’ll learn how to approach development problems with creativity, confidence and the ability to work collaboratively. You’ll develop an understanding of the main debates in development, and engage in informed and critical ways with professionals from diverse backgrounds.
Who is the degree for? A hallmark of this degree is the diversity of cultures, experience and perspectives that our students bring. Successful applicants will have some practical experience in development alongside an interest in critical academic enquiry. We welcome applicants with a broad range of career trajectories.