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The award

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 17000 per year

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About Geography with International Development at University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Faculty of Humanities

MGeog with international Development is an exciting new programme offered for the first time in September 2015. The programme provides the opportunity to take three years of courses from the BA/BSc Geography programme and then a specialist fourth year in International Development, which will lead to a Master of Geography with International Development qualification. The programme will develop students' specialist understanding of international development principles, concepts and practice and build transferable skills that will be of value to those pursuing a career in international development. All four years of this programme are eligible for student loan support.

The first three years of the programme will be primarily undertaken in the Geography Department, while the final year will be taught by the Institute of Development Policy and Management alongside other postgraduate masters students on the postgraduate International Development programmes. The Manchester Geography department is rated among the highest both in the UK and globally, while IDPM is a centre of research excellence in the field of international development. The results of the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) ranked IDPM first in a Research Power ranking in Development Studies, with many of its researchers deemed to be `world leading'. IDPM has a long experience of providing specialist teaching and training, with graduates regularly finding employment in international organisations (UN, UNICEF, UNDP), national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and government ministries. Some pursue further studies and specialise in international development research. This is an exciting new opportunity that will equip students with the knowledge and transferable skills valued by employers in international development.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMGeogHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 17000 per year

Entry requirements


Grades AAA. General Studies is usually excluded from a standard offer.
We do not require a pass in the Science Practical Assessment.


Two AS-Levels are not accepted in place of one A-Level.


Minimum grade C in English Language and Mathematics (Grade 4 or above in the newly reformed GCSEs in England).
We do not accepted applied GCSE mathematics courses.

Key Skills qualification

The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.

International Baccalaureate

32 points overall. 6,6,6 at Higher Level

English language

Students whose first language or language of instruction is not English may be asked to provide evidence of fluency in English by achieving scores in English language tests as follows: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0, TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in writing and 20 in the other subsections, Pearson PTE overall score of 62 with a minimum score of 62 in writing and 55 in the other subsections or Cambridge CAE grade A or Cambridge CPE grade C.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Irish Leaving Certificate


Scottish Highers

Grades AAAAA

Scottish Advanced Highers


Welsh Baccalaureate

Grade A in the advanced core plus AA in the A level options.

European Baccalaureate

Acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications. Applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all such applicants will be considered on an individual basis. Contact the University for further information.

AQA Baccalaureate

AQA Bacc with Distinction

BTEC Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with a minimum of 150 credits awarded at Distinction and the remaining 30 credits at Merit.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma Grade A at A level plus the BTEC Diploma with a minimum of 100 credits awarded at Distinction and the remaining 20 credits at Merit.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma with a Distinction plus A level grades AA.
Access to HE Diploma

Applications are considered on an individual basis. Overall, 60 credits are requiredwith 45 at level 3. Minimum of 30 credits with a Distinction grade, plus 15 credits with a Merit grade.

Cambridge Pre-U

Grades D3D3D3

Non-standard educational routes

If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines

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