Taught course

International Development: Public Policy and Management

The University of Manchester · School of Environment and Development

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good bachelors degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent), or its International 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

The programme is designed to provide:

a comprehensive knowledge of the main concepts and skills required to provide leadership in public policy formulation and implementation within a development framework;
an opportunity to undertake a range of optional subjects to satisfy the specialist needs relevant to modern public sector management and public policy in a changing environment;
an understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy in developing countries;
an infrastructure for postgraduate research in the fields of public policy and public management, in developing and transitional economies.

Information for international students

For further inforamtion 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 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office: School of Environment and Development (SED)
+44 (0) 161 275 0807