The MA Gender Analysis in International Development degree incorporates a number of topics including concepts used in gender analysis of development, social justice, gender and power, poverty and inequality, and gendered approaches to social and human development such as capabilities, social exclusion and human rights, and violence, religion and identities.
We offer a broad training integrating theory and development policy experience which is both sectoral (eg education; land and property; credit and finance; rural livelihoods; sustainable development, environment and conservation; HIV/AIDS) and cross cutting, (eg migration, and male gender identities and masculinities in development).
This Masters has been taught in the School since 1990, when we judged there to be a need for people with an advanced social science expertise in gender analysis to contribute to development policy formulation, practical development activities and development education and research. The intervening years have certainly shown this to be the case. Our graduates are employed in the World Bank, the UK DFID, and other bilateral aid agencies, and in large international NGOs like Oxfam as well as in developing country government departments and as academics.
Students on the course will study both the theory and practice of gender in development, to provide the skills and knowledge needed to work in an advisory capacity for organisations concerned with integrating gender awareness into their programmes and policies. The course emphasises the development of research techniques and methods that are essential not only for further academic research, but also in practical development work and policy formulation, such as gender planning, and gender policy approaches such as mainstreaming.
The MA Gender Analysis of International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:
- Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
- Examination (20 credits)
- Dissertation (40 credits)
Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.
Professional, Employability and Practical Skills
A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme.
The Gender and Development Research Group
Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Research is organised into a series of Research Groups. Please click to access further information about the Gender and Development Research Group and our current research projects.
“Both the study and the network I built during the year proved very useful when I went back to work in the Indonesian Ministry of Finance.”
Paramita, MA Gender Analysis and International Development
- Degree Subject: Social Science
- Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent
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Last updated December 17, 2015