Taught course

Management and Information Systems: Change and Development

The University of Manchester · School of Environment, Education and Development

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum 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.

At least one year's relevant work experience is normally required. Exceptionally, candidates without work experience but with a stated commitment to the sector may be admitted.

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


Course content

This MSc is provided jointly by the Global Development Institute (GDI), Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE). The content combines the strength of the disciplinary excellence of each institution, exploring international development management focused on both infrastructure capacity and on social and economic development.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English should meet the following language requirements:

  • IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the written section and 6 in the other subsections
  • TOEFL internet-based test score of 90 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 22 and no other subsection below 20
  • Pearson PTE overall score of 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

We will consider applicants who do not meet these scores but you may be required to attend a pre-sessional English language course at the University of Manchester, or to demonstrate an improvement in your language scores prior to the start of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Environment, Education and Development
+44 (0) 161 275 0969