DV457      Half Unit
Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes: Design, Implementation and Evaluation

This information is for the 2023/24 session.

Teacher responsible

Joe Strong


This course is available on the MSc in Development Management, MSc in Development Management (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Development Studies, MSc in Economic Policy for International Development, MSc in Gender, MSc in Gender (Rights and Human Rights), MSc in Gender (Sexuality), MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation, MSc in Gender, Peace and Security, MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc in Global Health Policy, MSc in Health and International Development, MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, MSc in Political Economy of Late Development and MSc in Social Research Methods. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Places will be allocated with priority first to MSc Health and International Development students and then to students on International Development and joint-degree programmes. In cases where there are more applicants than spaces then places will be allocated randomly in accordance with the priorities listed above. Non-ID/Joint Degree students will be allocated to spare places by random selection with the preference given first to those degrees where the regulations permit this option.

Course content

This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be able to critically appraise data and evidence for assessing sexual and reproductive health programmes. This course deals with the effectiveness of sexual and reproductive health programmes, especially those that deliver services. The key issues addressed are the design of programmes, their effective implementation, and their evaluation. The course focuses on the critical production and consumption of data and evidence – both quantitative and qualitative - for assessing sexual and reproductive health programmes. The course takes a global approach, incorporating evidence from a range of contexts, countries and populations.


15 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the WT.

Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6.

Formative coursework

Students are expected to prepare a group seminar presentation and an individual annotated bibliography during the term.

Indicative reading

Lecture and seminar electronic reading lists are available in Moodle.


Coursework (100%) in the ST.

Coursework assignment to be a maximum of 10 A4 pages.

Student performance results

(2019/20 - 2021/22 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 33.8
Merit 50.2
Pass 14.3
Fail 1.7

Key facts

Department: International Development

Total students 2022/23: 71

Average class size 2022/23: 14

Controlled access 2022/23: Yes

Lecture capture used 2022/23: Yes (LT)

Value: Half Unit

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Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication