Taught course

International Development: Poverty, Conflict and Reconstruction

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

This programme examines contemporary and established analytical and conceptual frameworks relating to poverty, conflict analysis and the reconstruction of conflict and disaster affected societies. It looks at policies and practices by which individuals, communities and organisations seek to reduce poverty, understand conflict and initiate humanitarian interventions. It emphasises an appreciation of social difference and inequality for an understanding of development policy and practice. It is intended for those professionally involved or academically engaged with issues of policy-making, planning or managing activities relating to poverty reduction, conflict resolution, reconstruction and refugee rehabilitation.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the university 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


full time
12 months
part time
27 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