Taught course

Development Finance

The University of Manchester · School of Environment and Development

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Finance-related issues are increasingly important in development, and this programme provides a thorough understanding of the specific problems of development finance. It aims to equip students with the necessary skills to make a meaningful contribution to policy formulation and implementation in this field. It is designed to provide a coherent programme of study in the fields of financial development policy and financial management with specific reference to developing countries.

The programme is designed to provide:

a comprehensive knowledge of the main concepts and analytical skills on development finance, financial management and accounting in developing and emerging market economies
critical understanding of contemporary issues related to developemnt finance at the macro, sectoral and enterprise level
an understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of specific problems of development finance such as micro finance
an infrastructure for postgraduate research in the fields of development finance in developing and transitional economies

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English require: IELTS Test score of 7.0 overall/ writing score of 7 or TOEFL Test (Paper-based) 600/ Written English of 5 or TOEFL Test (Computer-based) 250 /essay rating of 5 or a TOEFL Test (Internet based) 100 /writing 25. NCUK PMP EAP Grade A

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office: School of Environment and Development (SED
+44(0)161 275 7446