University of Manchester

University of Manchester

International Development (Public Policy and Management)

The programme is designed to provide: A comprehensive knowledge of the main concepts and skills required to provide leadership in public policy formulation and implementation within a development framework; an opportunity to undertake a range of optional subjects to satisfy the specialist needs relevant to modern public sector management and public policy in a changing environment; an understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy in developing countries; an infrastructure for postgraduate research in the fields of public policy and public management, in developing and transitional economies.

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

Modules include: Economic development; research skills for economic development; public sector reform and management; economic analysis of the public sector; dissertation. Options include: Fundamentals of information and information systems; transformation in the world economy; politics and development; micro-finance; international management; poverty, inequality and government policy in least developed countries; environmental economics; work and employment in the global economy; trade theory and development; e-government; human resource practice 1; water and sanitation planning and policy in developing countries; industrial competitiveness; human resource practice 2; organisational change strategies; international finance for development; financial markets and corporate governance; 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

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