MA Taught Programme

MA in Gender and International Development

The Warwick MA/Dip in Gender and International Development is an interdisciplinary, international and critical course which does not assume that development is about the ‘third world’ modelling itself on the west, nor about women modelling themselves on men. The course aims to question the concept of development, particularly western understandings of it, and give priority to issues and debates identified within specific countries under study, rather than relying on predominantly western literature. Located at the intersection of interdisciplinary gender studies and international feminist theory, it argues that gender relations are central to processes of international development and that gender is cross-cut by other significant differences.

“I am so glad I have become part of this Centre – not only because I got to learn new things, new ideas, but because I got to meet some wonderful women. The Centre, its atmosphere and its teaching has changed all of us as people.”

Shuchi Karim (former MA student) - Assistant Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Currently PhD candidate at ISS, The Hague)