University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Development Economics and Policy

This programme is designed to provide training in economic theory, applied economics and quantitative methods of relevance to developing and transitional economies. The programme is especially appropriate for those seeking to practice as development economists whether in government, the private sector, multilateral organisations or NGOs.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:1) in Economics or a related subject with 60% or above in the following modules Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and statistics 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. Applicants whose first language is not English should meet the following language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0
TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in writing and 20 in the other subsections

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to econometrics; applied development economics project; development macroeconomics; development microeconomics; poverty, inequality and government policy in LDC; industrialisation in less developing countries; further econometrics, natural resource economics, agriculture in economic development,

Assessment methods

Assessment includes independent research undertaken by all students in the form of an approved 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,750 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 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