Taught course

Gender and Development

Institution
University of Sussex · Institute of Development Studies - IDS
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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

October, September

Course content

You are based in IDS. This MA is jointly run by the School of Global Studies and IDS.

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 2016 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

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/3915/33306#qualifications

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/3915/33306#fees
International students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/3915/33306#fees

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Services
Email
teaching@ids.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 606261