Taught course

International Development: Environment Climate Change and Development

The University of Manchester · School of Environment and Development

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good 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.

Months of entry


Course content

The World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 underlined the extent to which, over the past decade, environmental considerations have become central to development policy and management. As a result, there is a growing need for policy makers, planners, and managers to be fully conversant with the environmental dimension of development. This programme aims to meet this need by linking environmental understanding grounded in the physical sciences with study of the social and economic bases of planning and managing development. It provides participants with a thorough conceptual framework and the skills necessary to analyse effectively the relationships between environmental issues and development processes, and critically assess policies and their implementation. It is intended for social science graduates or for those concerned with policy-making, planning or management in environmental or development-related fields.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the Universty website.

Fees and funding

British Council, DfiD, employer, aid organisations, UN organisations, World Bank, self. For funding information see http://www.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/postgraduate/about/funding.htm

Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment34
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office: School of Environment and Development (SED)
+44 (0) 161 275 0336