University of Manchester

University of Manchester

International Development (Environment Climate Change and Development)

This programme aims to meet this need by linking environmental understanding grounded in the physical sciences with study of the social and economic bases of planning and managing development; it provides participants with a thorough conceptual framework and the skills necessary to analyse effectively the relationships between environmental issues and development processes, and critically assess policies and their implementation; it is intended for social science graduates or for those concerned with policy-making, planning or management in environmental or development-related fields.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject; professional qualfications may also be considered; those whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600/250.

Course modules

Modules include: Perspectives on development; environment and development; conservation and development; development research skills; environmental economics; options: poverty and development: concepts, analysis and the international poverty agenda; civil society and public action; critical issues in urban inequality; economics of environmental policy; theories of environmental governance; environmental impact assessment; planning and managing development; climate change, disasters and urban poverty; politics and development; agriculture in economic development; economy, ecology and the environment; environmental valuation; water and sanitation planning and policy in developing countries; dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Students at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) are often funded by their national governments or their employers, or are self-financing their studies; they also traditionally benefit from a number of additional funding options from the following sources: UK Department for International Development/Foreign and Commonwealth Office (including DfID/ACU Shared Scholarship Schemes); British Council; World Bank/International Development Agency; Bilateral aid agencies (SIDA, CIDA, GTZ, NORAD, FINNIDA, etc.); United Nations (UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, FAO, etc.); European Union; church, educational and other trusts; regional development banks.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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