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International Development

The School of International Development (DEV) at the University of East Anglia is a leading global centre of excellence in research and teaching in international development. With around 40 academic staff the School is committed to making a difference, contributing to knowledge and providing policy advice and guidance on major global challenges such as poverty reduction and environmental sustainability.

The Schools of Study at UEA teach thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students each year across the four faculties of our campus in Norwich.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to International Development.

If you haven’t already, check out our School pages on the UEA website.

In the meantime, don’t forget to Register Online to get access to your timetable once it becomes available, and log in to Blackboard our virtual learning environment.

Once you have registered online you will also need to attend a registration event (unless you are an undergraduate home student living in UEA accommodation, since you are registered automatically when you pick up your room keys).

  1. We are very pleased that you have joined us in the School of International Development at UEA and we would like to warmly welcome you to the School! I hope that the high quality teaching the school offers will combine with your hard work to give you an experience that is exciting, challenging and ultimately highly profitable for your future career.

    The School of International Development (DEV) is a lively, research-oriented department and a leading global centre of excellence in research and teaching in international development.

    We are a School of around 40 academic staff with a diverse set of interests. The thing that unites us is a commitment to making a difference, contributing to knowledge and providing advice and guidance to policy makers and practitioners on major global challenges such as poverty reduction and environmental sustainability.

    The School’s research performance was judged to be internationally excellent and among the top three development studies departments in the country, according to the last UK government research assessment exercise.

    I look forward to meeting you at the Head of School Welcome and, on behalf of the School of International Development, I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you a stimulating and successful stay at UEA.

    Yours sincerely

    Laura Camfield
    Head of School

Please take a look at your induction programme below. Consult your schedule via e:Vision to find out the location of the event.

23 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Head of School Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Laura Camfield welcomes you to the School

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
Enjoy lunch with your new colleagues

23 Sep 14:00 - 17:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to International Development Studies (IDS) Induction Session

24 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
What to Expect in your Academic year with us
Patricia Goodwins - LTS Hub
Dr. Rob Grant - UG Teaching Director
Dr. Ulrike Theuerkauf - Senior Advisor
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

24 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
DEV-4002A
Introduction to Evidence in Development & Geography

24 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Student Welfare Talks
Information on the support available to students at UEA:
Gaynor Egan/David Girling - Employability Tatiana Papastavrou - DEVSoc
David Whales - Security Student Support Services (SSS) Alexandra Hayford - Nightline
Student Union Representative
 

25 Sep 09:00 - 09:50
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies

25 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Meet your Course Director
Meet Dr Lucio Esposito

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Environmental Awareness Talk
Dr Oliver Springate-Baginski

26 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 1 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 2 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 3 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Meet Your Adviser
You will be notified on where to meet your Adviser during Induction

27 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies - Lecture 2

27 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Library Induction
A presentation on UEA Library

23 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Head of School Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Laura Camfield welcomes you to the School

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
Enjoy lunch with your new colleagues

23 Sep 14:00 - 17:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to International Development Studies (IDS) Induction Session

24 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
What to Expect in your Academic year with us
Patricia Goodwins - LTS Hub
Dr. Rob Grant - UG Teaching Director
Dr. Ulrike Theuerkauf - Senior Advisor
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

24 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
DEV-4002A
Introduction to Evidence in Development & Geography

24 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Student Welfare Talks
Information on the support available to students at UEA:
Gaynor Egan/David Girling - Employability Tatiana Papastavrou - DEVSoc
David Whales - Security Student Support Services (SSS) Alexandra Hayford - Nightline
Student Union Representative
 

25 Sep 09:00 - 09:50
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies

25 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Meet your Course Director
Meet Prof. Cecile Jackson

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Environmental Awareness Talk
Dr Oliver Springate-Baginski

26 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 1 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 2 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 3 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Meet Your Adviser
You will be notified on where to meet your Adviser during Induction

27 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies - Lecture 2

27 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Library Induction
A presentation on UEA Library

23 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Head of School Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Laura Camfield welcomes you to the School

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
Enjoy lunch with your new colleagues

23 Sep 14:00 - 17:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to International Development Studies (IDS) Induction Session

24 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
What to Expect in your Academic year with us
Patricia Goodwins - LTS Hub
Dr. Rob Grant - UG Teaching Director
Dr. Ulrike Theuerkauf - Senior Advisor
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

24 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
DEV-4002A
Introduction to Evidence in Development & Geography

24 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Student Welfare Talks
Information on the support available to students at UEA:
Gaynor Egan/David Girling - Employability Tatiana Papastavrou - DEVSoc
David Whales - Security Student Support Services (SSS) Alexandra Hayford - Nightline
Student Union Representative
 

25 Sep 09:00 - 09:50
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies

25 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Meet your Course Director
Meet Dr. Paul Clist

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Environmental Awareness Talk
Dr Oliver Springate-Baginski

26 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 1 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 2 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 3 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Meet Your Adviser
You will be notified on where to meet your Adviser during Induction

27 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies - Lecture 2

27 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Library Induction
A presentation on UEA Library

23 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Head of School Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Laura Camfield welcomes you to the School

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
Enjoy lunch with your new colleagues

23 Sep 14:00 - 17:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to International Development Studies (IDS) Induction Session

24 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
What to Expect in your Academic year with us
Patricia Goodwins - LTS Hub
Dr. Rob Grant - UG Teaching Director
Dr. Ulrike Theuerkauf - Senior Advisor
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

24 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
DEV-4002A
Introduction to Evidence in Development & Geography

24 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Student Welfare Talks
Information on the support available to students at UEA:
Gaynor Egan/David Girling - Employability Tatiana Papastavrou - DEVSoc
David Whales - Security Student Support Services (SSS) Alexandra Hayford - Nightline
Student Union Representative
 

25 Sep 09:00 - 09:50
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies

25 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Meet your Course Director
Meet Dr. John McDonagh

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Environmental Awareness Talk
Dr Oliver Springate-Baginski

26 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 1 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 2 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 3 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Meet Your Adviser
You will be notified on where to meet your Adviser during Induction

27 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies - Lecture 2

27 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Library Induction
A presentation on UEA Library

23 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Head of School Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Laura Camfield welcomes you to the School

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
Enjoy lunch with your new colleagues

23 Sep 14:00 - 17:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to International Development Studies (IDS) Induction Session

24 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
What to Expect in your Academic year with us
Patricia Goodwins - LTS Hub
Dr. Rob Grant - UG Teaching Director
Dr. Ulrike Theuerkauf - Senior Advisor
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

24 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
DEV-4002A
Introduction to Evidence in Development & Geography

24 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Student Welfare Talks
Information on the support available to students at UEA:
Gaynor Egan/David Girling - Employability Tatiana Papastavrou - DEVSoc
David Whales - Security Student Support Services (SSS) Alexandra Hayford - Nightline
Student Union Representative
 

25 Sep 09:00 - 09:50
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies

25 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Meet your Course Director
Meet Dr. Gareth Edwards

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Environmental Awareness Talk
Dr Oliver Springate-Baginski

26 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 1 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 2 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 3 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Meet Your Adviser
You will be notified on where to meet your Adviser during Induction

27 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies - Lecture 2

27 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Library Induction
A presentation on UEA Library

23 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Head of School Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Laura Camfield welcomes you to the School

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
Enjoy lunch with your new colleagues

23 Sep 14:00 - 17:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to International Development Studies (IDS) Induction Session

24 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
What to Expect in your Academic year with us
Patricia Goodwins - LTS Hub
Dr. Rob Grant - UG Teaching Director
Dr. Ulrike Theuerkauf - Senior Advisor
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

24 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
DEV-4002A
Introduction to Evidence in Development & Geography

24 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Student Welfare Talks
Information on the support available to students at UEA:
Gaynor Egan/David Girling - Employability Tatiana Papastavrou - DEVSoc
David Whales - Security Student Support Services (SSS) Alexandra Hayford - Nightline
Student Union Representative
 

25 Sep 09:00 - 09:50
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies

25 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Meet your Course Director
Meet Dr. Martin Scott

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Environmental Awareness Talk
Dr Oliver Springate-Baginski

26 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Meet Your Adviser
You will be notified on where to meet your Adviser during Induction

27 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies - Lecture 2

27 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Library Induction
A presentation on UEA Library

23 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Head of School Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Laura Camfield welcomes you to the School

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
Enjoy lunch with your new colleagues

23 Sep 14:00 - 17:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to International Development Studies (IDS) Induction Session

24 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
What to Expect in your Academic year with us
Patricia Goodwins - LTS Hub
Dr. Rob Grant - UG Teaching Director
Dr. Ulrike Theuerkauf - Senior Advisor
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

24 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
DEV-4002A
Introduction to Evidence in Development & Geography

24 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Student Welfare Talks
Information on the support available to students at UEA:
Gaynor Egan/David Girling - Employability Tatiana Papastavrou - DEVSoc
David Whales - Security Student Support Services (SSS) Alexandra Hayford - Nightline
Student Union Representative
 

25 Sep 09:00 - 09:50
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies

25 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Meet your Course Director
Meet Dr. Jonathan Pattenden

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Environmental Awareness Talk
Dr Oliver Springate-Baginski

26 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 1 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 2 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
DEV-4002A
GROUP 3 - Evidence in Development and Geography

26 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Meet Your Adviser
You will be notified on where to meet your Adviser during Induction

27 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
DEV-4001A
Introduction to Development Studies - Lecture 2

27 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Library Induction
A presentation on UEA Library

23 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Head of School Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Laura Camfield welcomes you to the School

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
Enjoy lunch with your new colleagues

23 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Foundation Year Welcome and Meeting with Course Director
Dr Sophie Bremner welcomes you to the Foundation Year course

24 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
What to Expect in your Academic year with us
Patricia Goodwins - LTS Hub
Dr. Rob Grant - UG Teaching Director
Dr. Ulrike Theuerkauf - Senior Advisor
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

24 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Student Welfare Talks
Information on the support available to students at UEA:
Gaynor Egan/David Girling - Employability Tatiana Papastavrou - DEVSoc
David Whales - Security Student Support Services (SSS) Alexandra Hayford - Nightline Student Union Representative

25 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
DEV-3001A
Introduction to Academic Literacy and Skills

26 Sep 09:00 - 11:00
DEV-3011A
Introduction to Global Challenges: Issues and Concepts in Development Studies 1

26 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Foundation Year Drop-in
Drop-in and speak to Dr Sophie Bremner if you have any questions or need some help

23 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Head of School Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Laura Camfield welcomes you to the School

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
Enjoy lunch with your new colleagues

23 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Foundation Year Welcome and Meeting with Course Director
Dr Sophie Bremner welcomes you to the Foundation Year course

24 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
What to Expect in your Academic year with us
Patricia Goodwins - LTS Hub
Dr. Rob Grant - UG Teaching Director
Dr. Ulrike Theuerkauf - Senior Advisor
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

24 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Student Welfare Talks
Information on the support available to students at UEA:
Gaynor Egan/David Girling - Employability Tatiana Papastavrou - DEVSoc
David Whales - Security Student Support Services (SSS) Alexandra Hayford - Nightline Student Union Representative

25 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
DEV-3001A
Introduction to Academic Literacy and Skills

26 Sep 09:00 - 11:00
DEV-3011A
Introduction to Global Challenges: Issues and Concepts in Development Studies 1

26 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Foundation Year Drop-in
Drop-in and speak to Dr Sophie Bremner if you have any questions or need some help

Welcome to the School of International Development! As you prepare to start your degree, you may wish to start reading about the sorts of issues that you will be studying in detail during your degree. You might, of course, have been doing this already! Please note that you are not specifically required to read any one book or article before arriving. There is also no specific textbook that we recommend that you purchase before arriving. However, if you do wish to start (or continue) your reading before arriving, you may like to consult any one or more of the following books listed below.

Additionally to the materials listed below, you can find the Course Guide via the button to the right.

For a general introduction and overview:

  • Haslam, P., Schafer, J., Beaudet, P. (2012) Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, and Issues. Oxford University Press, 2nd edition; or  
  • Potter, R., Binns, T., Elliott, J. and Smith, D. (2008) Geographies of Development. Pearson, 3rd edition.

For an introduction to human geography:

  • Daniels, P., Bradshaw, M., Shaw, D. and Sidaway, J. (2012) An Introduction to Human Geography. Pearson, 4th edition.

For an introduction to the economics of development:

  • Perkins, D., Lindauer, D., Radelet, S., Block, S. (2013) Economics of Development. W. W. Norton & Company, 7th edition. 

For an introduction to the politics of international development:

  • Smith, B. (2009) Understanding Third World Politics: Theories of Political Change and Development. Palgrave Macmillan, 3rd edition.

For an introduction to anthropology and international development:

  • Eriksen, T. (2001) Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology. Pluto Press.

For an introduction to environment and development:

  • Middleton, N. (2013) The Global Casino: an Introduction to Environmental Issues. Edward Arnold.

For an introduction to media and international development:

  • Cottle, S. (2009) Global Crisis Reporting: Journalism in the Global Age. Open University; or
  • Scott, M. (2014) Media and Development. Zed Books.

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