Taught course

Impact Evaluation for International Development

University of East Anglia · School of International Development

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 UK Bachelors Degree or equivalent is required in a Social Sciences subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

Impact evaluation has become an important tool in development policy making. Multilateral and bilateral donor agencies and developing country governments are now widely committed to funding and utilising high quality impact evaluation evidence.

The MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development degree 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. Teaching materials are drawn from the development literature and iconic impact evaluation case studies.

The course has been designed for students who are interested in designing and implementing development projects and programmes and/or in researching development effectiveness, and who need to develop and enhance their skills for undertaking high-quality rigorous impact evaluations.

This Masters programme:

  • combines theory and practice through its two specialist modules
  • helps students to acquire analytical skills that are important beyond impact evaluation
  • is situated in the School of International Development (DEV) which has world-class reputation for research in international development
  • allows for a unique range of choice and specialisation, with students able to choose module options both from within DEV and from other departments at UEA
  • Lecturers who teach on this course have wide practical experience in Impact Evaluation. Many of them are International Development Economists

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515