A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in the social sciences or a related discipline, and preferably two years' development-related work experience. Applications must be accompanied by a detailed, two-page personal statement.
Months of entry
IDS research on gender goes beyond the narrow confines of many development projects, taking on issues such as political economy and conflict that have strong implications for development policy. Our groundbreaking work challenges normative ideas about gender with more nuanced, fluid perspectives on femininity, masculinity, women and men, and the way they interact.
This course brings together experts from a range of academic disciplines and policy experiences with extensive knowledge in research, consultancy and operational work across a range of social science disciplines.
This MA gives you in-depth knowledge and capacity for gender analysis of specific themes, such as reproductive health, rights, identity, environment and social protection, and the tools required to participate effectively in gender and development-related research, policy-making, and implementation.
The course provides a thorough grounding in policy and planning skills.Assessment
Assessment is primarily through term papers of 3,000-5,000 words, coursework assignments, presentations, practical exercises and, for some modules, examinations, as well as a final 10,000-word dissertation.Course structure
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2017 entry to ensure you have the best student experience.
Autumn term: Ideas in Development and Policy, Evidence and Practice • Key Issues in Gender and Development • Theoretical Perspectives in Gender and Development.
Spring term: Doing Gender and Development and two 15-credit modules from a range of options, which may include Aid and Poverty • Analysing Poverty, Vulnerability and Inequality • Climate Change and Development • Decentralisation and Local Government• Emerging Powers and International Development • Global Governance • Impact Evaluation • Management of Public Finance • Nutrition • Politics of Implementing Gender and Development • Poverty, Violence and Conflict • Reflective Practice and Social Change • Unruly Politics.
Spring and summer terms: you take the 15-credit module Introduction to Research to help you prepare for your dissertation.
Summer term: you work on your dissertation.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Services
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