Taught course

Global Development and Gender

University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (upper second class or first class) in a Social Science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification. Relevant experience will be taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Global Development and Gender combines a broad interdisciplinary insight into development theories and strategies with a specialisation in gender issues.

This course gives you the opportunity to examine alternative theoretical approaches in the analysis of developing countries, and combine this understanding with theories relating to gender. You will focus on theories of development, development strategy and project appraisal, and examine key issues in globalisation from a gender perspective.

You will explore the different gender and development approaches within development assistance, and study the history of global women and development initiatives, including the UN-Beijing process. You will look at population sex ratios, employment and migration, and analyse new economic policy approaches, including structural adjustment.

You will also study key gender and development issues, such as gender-based violence, climate and environmental change, and education and literacy.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The School of Politics and International Studies offers six partial fee scholarships to international students studying a masters in the School. Find out more.

The University also has scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more at http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations67
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office
+44 (0) 113 343 6843