University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

International Development

This degree has been designed for researchers working with research institutes or development organisations who wish to reflect more deeply on their applied work, acquire research skills and earn a formal postgraduate qualification in research from a world class university renowned for its research and teaching in international development; the course combines both theory and practice; students are provided with the opportunity to explore issues of culture, power and ethics within research as well as gain practical skills in research design, methods and communications; the course is delivered through distance learning (ICT-supported); over 2 years, students undertake a series of research modules, which culminate in the completion of an independent research project at the end of the 2nd year; teaching and learning is delivered through resource packs, downloadable materials, collaborative learning and 1 to 1 communication with an allocated supervisor; assessment is mainly by written assignments, including a literature review, a research proposal, and a policy analysis; final assessment is in the form of a fieldwork-based independent research project.

Entry requirements

Good social sciences or science degree, 2.1 or equivalent required; candidates from other disciplines are considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in all skills), or equivalent.

Sponsorship information

UEA offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified UK/EU and international students each year; these awards are based on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Distance learning £ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515