University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Industry, Trade and Development

This programme is designed to convey a variety of analytic perspectives on contemporary trade policy, industrial development, globalisation and their trajectories; encourage participants to think critically about issues of industrialisation, trade and industrial policy, global financial institutions and their developmental consequences; enhance the skills of policy makers and would-be policy makers in policy formulation and the management of the industrialisation process; provide the intellectual infrastructure and analytical tools for research into industrialisation, trade and related fields in the developing world.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject; professional qualifications and evidence of prvious postgraduate study will also 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 - quantitative methods; research skills for economic development - qualitative research and dissertation skills; trade theory and development; industrial competitiveness; global institutions, trade rules and development. Options include: economic analysis of the public sector; ICTS and socio-economic development; micro finance; public sector reform and management; international finance for development; growth development and economic transformation; transformation in the world economy; industrialisation in developing countries; financial markets and corporate governance.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

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 Start month 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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