Taught course

International Development: Poverty, Inequality and Development

The University of Manchester · School of Environment and Development

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

From 2015-16 IDPM launches a new suite of MSc programmes in the field of International Development. Our range of programmes has been significantly revised to reflect new trends in international development theory and policy, including growing concerns with issues of inequality, climate change and the politics of development.

We have also incorporated a stronger focus on the applied aspects of international development, with overseas fieldwork and/or a new range of `policy & practice' courses now an integral part of all programmes. This has been achieved whilst maintaining a strong focus on the critical and conceptual aspects of international development, including a stronger inter-disciplinary approach that enables us to offer insights into the social, political, economic, geographical and cultural dimensions of development.

Each programme follows a coherent and integrated structure which cascades from a core and strongly interdisciplinary grounding in the fundamentals of development studies (in historical, theoretical, and institutional terms) and development research, through key thematic areas that draw on and address the major political economy, political, environmental and social dimensions of development, before moving on to cover more specialised aspects of the curricula.

Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Team
0161 275 0336