University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Organisational Change and Development

The programme's aim is to turn students into more effective agents of organisational change and development by providing them with new analytical capacities, skills and knowledge.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent), and 1 year's work experience in a relevant area; applicants without a degree may be considered if they have a least 10 years' relevant work experience; IELTS 6.5 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 6; or TOEFL (paper-based) score of 575 with a minimum score in test of written English of 4.5; or TOEFL (computer-based) score of 232 with a minimum essay rating of 4.5; or TOEFL (internet based) 88 or more with a minimum writing score of 22; an NCUK PMP EAP grade B.

Course modules

Modules include: Organisational behaviour; organisation development; organisational change strategies; characteristics and skills of development practice. Optional modules: international management; information technologies and human resources; human resource practice; public sector reform and management; development practice; international contexts and worlds action; introducing information systems in organisations; training and development; planning and managing development; human resource development strategy; managing quality in development.

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.


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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