University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Information Communication Technologies for Development

This programme enables students to learn conceptual frameworks to understand the process of socio-economic development and the role of information and of ICTS in the development process; and new knowledge and skills to help in the effective planning, development, implementation and management of ICT4D initiatives.

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. 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 or TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in writing and 20 in the other subsections.

Course modules

Modules include: ICTs for socio-economic development; planning and managing development; development practice: economic development; perspectives on development; introducing information systems in organisations; issues in the management of information systems; dissertation. Options include: civil society and public action; e-government; e-learning and the web; fundamentals and information systems; microfinance; organisational behaviour; poverty and development; characteristics and skills of development practice; poverty, livelihoods and poverty reduction in context; ICT's in practice.

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 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 (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
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 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