University of Manchester

University of Manchester

International Development (Politics, Governance and Development Policy)

The course examines the obstacles to and pathways towards more legitimate, democratic and pro-poor forms of governance at global, national and local levels; the programme aims to: provide participants with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the politics of development, including the social, economic, environmental and institutional context in the global South; enable students to extend their knowledge of development and governance theory; provide students with the opportunity to consider policy formulation and implementation in the global South; enhance study fellows' professional competency by imparting a set of relevant analytical techniques and methods related to the politics of development; permit study fellows to relate their own experience of political development and governance issues to relevant conceptual frameworks; develop and enhance students' research skills through special areas of coursework and supervised dissertation research; encourage students to read and understand key texts, be able to discuss their relevance to wider development debates and present their ideas coherently and concisely in both oral and written format.

Entry requirements

A first degree, minimum 2.1 or 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; an IELTS Test score of 7.0 or more overall with a minimum writing score of 7; or a TOEFL Test (Paper-based) score of 600 or more with a minimum score in Test of Written English of 5; or a TOEFL Test (Computer-based) score of 250 or more with a minimum essay rating of 5; or a TOEFL Test (Internet based) score of 100 or more with a minimum writing score of 25; an NCUK PMP EAP Grade A.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 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