University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Poverty and Development

The course provide participants with critical and multidisciplinary insights into how poverty and development can be understood, measured and explained, and of the key strategies and approaches to promoting development and poverty reduction; it enables students to develop their knowledge of the theory and practice of international development; the course enhances students' professional competency by imparting a set of relevant analytical techniques and approaches relevant to poverty and development; and develop and enhances their skills in gathering, organising and using evidence and information from a wide variety of sources; the course enable students to apply research skills to a relevant research area, via their dissertation research.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent); relevant postgraduate study, research or professional experience is considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7 in writing), TOEFL 600 (paper-based, with a minimum of 5 in the Test of Written English), TOEFL 250 (computer-based, with a minimum essay rating of 5), TOEFL 100 (internet-based, with a minimum of 25 in writing), or an NCUK PMP EAP grade A.

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 £ 5,950 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,300 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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