Taught course

International Social Development

Institution
University of East Anglia · School of International Development
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Degree Subject Social Science

Degree Classification 2.1 or equivalent

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Months of entry

September

Course content

You will tackle fascinating questions and challenges in your degree including:

  • Why do micro-credit interventions often contribute to continuing social inequalities?
  • What role do policy elites play in causing ethnic conflicts?
  • What social changes explain rising levels of witchcraft accusations across many societies, and how can social development practitioners engage with these cultural practices?
  • How can we, as social development practitioners, build interventions that can support people to reshape their lives and promote wellbeing?
  • What roles should the state or civil society be playing in social development?

The MA International Social Development enables you to understand local and global challenges to people’s wellbeing, in order to better inform solutions. You’ll learn about success stories and positive development processes, which offer potential solutions to problems. The academics teaching on the course bring their current research into the learning sessions, so that you have the chance to study at the cutting edge of research and new knowledge.

The course often analyses social development issues and interventions at the community level, focusing on the social actors on the ground who might be implementing or ‘receiving’ the intervention’s resources. Only by examining how and why people respond to interventions can we understand the effects or outcomes of interventions.

Whichever topics or themes you wish to focus your learning and expertise on, you’ll be able to tailor and build your degree from the wide range of optional modules available to you – allowing you to make your mark.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
admissions@uea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1603 591515