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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 Months

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full-time

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About International Development: Public Policy and Management at University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Faculty of Humanities

The course is designed to provide you with:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the main concepts and skills required to provide leadership in public policy formulation and implementation within a development framework, whilst also providing a solid development economics underpinning.
  • The opportunity to undertake a range of optional subjects to satisfy the specialist needs relevant to modern public sector management, public policy and development in a changing environment.
  • Understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy in developing countries.
  • Infrastructure for undertaking postgraduate research in the fields of public policy and management in developing and transitional economies.

The course is also intended to develop your skills to become a lifelong learner with independence of thought, self-awareness, and the capacity to communicate your acquired knowledge and research findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences. In addition, by providing examples of how public policy and development economics are currently applied in developing countries, you may also acquire the techniques and ability to critique development policy and apply your existing knowledge in a variety of contexts.

The course is based on contributions from a range of disciplines, especially development economics, but also includes politics, accounting, management and information systems, and the study of public policy and public sector reform and management in a changing environment within an international context. The core course units provide you with a skill-set to critique and apply policy, with this complemented by the optional units that allow you to tailor your

For more information on our research in this area please see: http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/research/

Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr David Lawson (Programme Director) | Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 0415 | Email: david.lawson@manchester.ac.uk

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study27 months
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Notes about fees for this course

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,250
    International students (per annum): £9,250

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:1) or its international equivalent. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided. Please contact the School's admissions office for further guidance.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • Copies of official degree certificates and transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these documents are in languages other than English please provide official translations.
  • Two written references, signed by the referee and on official headed paper.
  • A personal statement detailing why you wish to study the course, your experiences, what you can bring to the course and any other information that you see as relevant to your application
  • Your CV
  • Copies of English Language Certification, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report.

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