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Media and Development at UEA

Media and Development at UEA
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If you’ve enjoyed this course you maybe interested studying at the University of East Anglia.

Key topics addressed in our media and international development courses include behaviour change communication, participatory communication, press freedom, NGO fundraising and representations of development. In recent years, we’ve had an impressive line-up of seminars, lectures and workshops from external organisations including Save the Children, Kibera Stories, DFID and WaterAid.

In addition, students can attend professional skills courses such as Participatory Photography, Filmmaking for Development, Branding for Development and Introduction to Fundraising and get involved with UEA societies such as UEATV, Concrete Magazine and Live Wire.

You’ll address current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between media and development, and you’ll have the freedom to choose from a wide range of specialist optional modules and training courses. This core content is taught by specialist staff with expertise in media and development across a range of thematic areas including refugees and communication, humanitarian journalism, charity campaigns and more.

Past graduates have gone on to work in a range of fields including humanitarian communication, NGO communications, development journalism, media development, journalism and academia.

Explore further the media and international development degree programmes offered by the School of International Development Writing at the University of East Anglia.

See yourself at UEA?

UEA’s School of International Development is committed to tackling global issues of poverty and inequality through our research, teaching and engagement.

We’re home to around 45 staff and 600 students who believe in justice and are driven to make a difference in the world. For nearly 50 years, our school has been at the forefront of research into global issues such as climate change, economic development, environmental justice, and gender inequality.

Impact is high on our agenda. Our researchers work in partnership with international organisations including FCDO, the UN, World Bank, World Health Organisation, NGOs, charities and governments, helping to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

We share the knowledge we generate with students, who are taught the research, communication and critical thinking skills that will prepare them for a wide range of careers.

In 2009 UEA’s School of International Development was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the UK’s most prestigious higher education award, in recognition for produced pioneering research into the links between resources management, poverty alleviation and wider political economy.

There are a range of UEA scholarship and funding opportunities that you might be eligible for. Ensure you explore these opportunities to further support your creative studies.

Small city: Global impact

The University of East Anglia campus is located in a lush, green area of Norwich. As a student here, this unique part of the UK can easily become your home away from home. Norwich has all the characteristics of a ‘university city’; a major commercial and thriving cultural centre, steeped in medieval history, yet still a vibrant place to live, shop, and study. Norwich has good bus and rail connections to the rest of the UK, plus its own international airport that ensures easy access to Europe with connections to 200 cities worldwide.

With a progressive attitude toward the world, UEA has earned its position as a premier research institution in the latest Research Excellent Framework and is committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. As a graduate of UEA, you will be equipped with this same, highly employable commitment to creating the changes you want to see in the world.

What could your UEA be about?

UEA is an internationally renowned, campus-based university that delivers top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students. The postgraduate community is around 3,500 students, forming one of its central strengths, especially when it comes to producing world-leading research.

UEA has four Faculties that provide research-led teaching with academic rigor in a range of subjects across the Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Medicine and Health Sciences.

If you want to change the world with your degree, make an impact and reach your full potential – the University of East Anglia could be a brilliant next step.

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