Applicants should hold a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) or an equivalent qualification (e.g. a Postgraduate Diploma) in a relevant discipline from an approved university. 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.
Quantitative Pathway; Environmental Economics Pathway
Months of entry
This programme, run jointly by IDPM (School of Environment and Development) and Economics (School of Social Sciences), 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.
In addition to four compulsory course units, students have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of the subject via four optional course units and a dissertation.
The theory course units provide a thorough training in both contemporary macro and micro development theory. Applied and optional course units offer you an opportunity to understand development problems and policy prescriptions within both global and national economic contexts.
The quantitative course units, which include an applied development project, enable you to test theories through the use of data sets and provide training in standard econometrics techniques and up-to-date econometrics software packages. Independent research is undertaken by all students between June and September in the form of an approved dissertation.
This programme is offered in jointly between the Economics discipline, School of Social Sciences and IDPM. Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr Ed Amann (Programme Director) | Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 4277 | Email: Edmund.Amann@manchester.ac.uk or Dr Hulya Ulku (Programme Director) | Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 0810 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for international students
English requirement: TOEFL 623 (TWE 5) paper based or 263 computer based (TWE 5)or IELTS 7.
Fees and funding
Employer, Home country Ministry of Education, British Council.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||44|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||22|
|Dissertation||34 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- Recruitment & Admissions Office, School of Environment & Development
- 0161 275 0807