University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Competition, Regulation and Development

The programme is designed to put the newly emerging issues of regulation and competition in a development and global context, and provides comprehensive training in the theoretical underpinnings of competition and regulation as they may be applied to developing and transitional economies, and tools and technical skills to assess critical competition and regulatory problems faced by them; the programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach towards regulation and competition policy, drawing on modules from both IDPM and the School of Law.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum classification of 2nd class Honours, Upper Division (2.1) or its International equivalent in a social science subject; 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.

Course modules

Modules include: Economic development; research skills for economic development - applied quantitative research and dissertation skills; research skills for economic development - quantitative methods; competition, regulation and regulatory governance; private sector management for development. Optional modules: public sector reform and management; economic analysis of public sector; industrial competitiveness; global institutions, trade rules and industrialisation; e-government; transformation in the world economy; environment and development; economics of governance and development; law and finance in emerging markets; law, governance and development.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month 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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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