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.
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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.
Head of School
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.