Law and Development MA
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Arts
- 12 Months [Full-Time], 24 months [Part-Time]
- Entry requirements
A good (2:1 or above) honours UK degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates must have a demonstrable background at degree level or from professional experience in issues related to economic development, governance, rule of law, regulation, or sustainable development.
- Number of places/applicants
- There is no limit on the number of places available.
- How to apply
The deadline to apply is the 15 th of August 2014 . However, we strongly advise that you apply as soon as possible in order to be guaranteed a place on the course.
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This new MA programme offers the opportunity to study in depth the role of law and governance in fostering development by focusing on developing and transition countries. The substantive content covers theories and evidence on the link between legal systems and development, economic analysis of legal institutions, and analysis of the problems and policy choices in legal reform and private sector development in less developed and transition countries. The focus will be not only on law as written rules but also on customary law, norms, practices and issues of enforcement in relation to development. The programme will also cover the experience in rule of law promotion of multi-lateral agencies such as the World Bank, as well as the range of systemic factors affecting the receptiveness of `Western' legal transplants into different development contexts.
This programme is uniquely tailored to cater for the needs of non-lawyers who would like to gain better understanding of the role of law and legal institutions in development. Such persons may have come into contact with issues of legal regulation or legal reform through their involvement in a wide range of activities, such as charity, technical assistance or business transactions. The programme will give these students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the sphere of law (law-making, institutions, and enforcement) in relation to development.
Another unique strength of the programme is that we draw on the tradition of excellence in Manchester's School of Law in engaging in inter-disciplinary research and teaching. The subject area is approached by drawing on law, regulation, law and finance, law and economics, new institutional economics, and sociology of law.
Open days27 th of November 2013
The School of Law will be represented at the Law Fair at Manchester Central on the 19 th of November 2013 if you wish to speak to us on the informal basis.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MA (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £6,300
International students (per annum): £14,000
- MA (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,150
International students (per annum): £7,000
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
- Academic department
- School of Law
- Contact name
- Ms Edita Kavaliauskaite
- +44 (0)161 306 1270
- +44 (0)161 275 4724
Academic department overview
See: About Us.