Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum of 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.
Please submit the following documents with your application:
- Copies of official degree certificates and transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these documents are in languages other than English please provide official translations.
- Two written references, signed by the referee and on official headed paper.
- A personal statement detailing why you wish to study the course, your experiences, what you can bring to the course and any other information that you see as relevant to your application
- Your CV
- Copies of English Language Certification, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report.
Months of entry
MSc International Development: Development Management analyses the management, planning and policymaking aspects of the development process.
The course is designed for social science graduates, or for those working in institutions involved in the management of development activities in developing countries, such as central and local government, parastatal organisations, nongovernmental organisations and multilateral or bilateral aid agencies.
It aims to blend theory and practice and seeks to explain policy behaviour through an integrated approach, drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives.
The course is ideal if you're looking to acquire the practical skills to manage development interventions in an increasingly challenging field.
Information for international students
We do not consider Pre-sessional courses as a method of satisfying the English language requirement for this programme.
Applicants whose first language is not English should meet the following language requirements:
- IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum writing score of 6.5 and 6 in the other subsections
- TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a score of 22 in the written section and 20 in the other subsections
- Pearson PTE overall score of 59 with a minimum score of 59 in the written section and 51 in all other subsections
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) overall score of 176 or above, with 176 in writing and no sub-section below 169 -OR- Grade C if taken before January 2015
Fees and funding
The School of Environment, Education and Development is offering a number of scholarships for 2018 entry. For further information please click here .
The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2018 entry (terms and conditions apply - please contact us for further information).
See also the University's postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Part-time study: half the options per year.
Course contact details
- School of Environment, Education and Development
- +44 (0) 161 275 0969