University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Globalisation and Development

The programme is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of globalisation, and of the economic, social and political dimensions of globalisation and development; the intellectual skills needed to analyse globalisation and development issues; an appreciation of the policy issues associated with globalisation and its impacts on development.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, or overseas equivalent; satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience; those whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600/250, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Research skills for economic development - quantitative methods; research skills for economic development - qualitative research and dissertation skills; economic development; transformation in the world economy; global institutions, trade and development; international finance for development; industrial competitiveness; work and employment in the global economy; optional course units typically include: industrial competitiveness; trade theory and development; micro-finance; poverty and development - concepts, tools and the international policy agenda; work and employment in the global economy; international finance for development; comparative social policy; public sector reform and management; economic analysis of the public sector; financial markets and corporate governance; civil society and public action; migration and the global political economy; urban inequality; human rights and world politics.

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 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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