University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Management and Implementation of Development Projects

This course provides students with: analytical capacities; knowledge and skills necessary to propose, plan, implement, manage and evaluate development projects; enhanced skills and knowledge in specialist functional areas such as infrastructure and social and economic development; an appreciation of the role of research in proposing, managing and evaluating projects; specific people management skills including group work, negotiation, conflict management and political skills; the course is intended for professionals and managers working in the field of programme and project management who may be involved with project design, monitoring and evaluation in the context of low income economies (engineers, sociologists, project managers of international or bilateral aid projects, NGO practitioners and policy makers of key ministries).

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.
At least one year's relevant work experience is normally required. Exceptionally, candidates without work experience but with a stated commitment to the sector may be admitted. Applicants whose first language is not English should meet the following language requirements:
IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the written section and 6 in the other subsections
TOEFL internet-based test score of 90 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 22 and no other subsection below 20

Course modules

Modules include: Financing projects, characteristics and skills of development practice, development practice; international contexts and worlds of action, planning and managing development. Optional modules: ICTs and socio-economic development; environmental impact assessment; managing projects; commercial management; civil society and public action; managing quality in development; infrastructure projects in developing countries.

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; bursarys and scholarships awarded by the School are usually advertised from January with a closing date of June.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 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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Key information

Contact: 
Global Development Institute
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)161 275 0969