MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management / Overview
Year of entry: 2016
- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 12 months (full-time); 27 (months (part-time)
- 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.
- Number of places/applicants
- Approximately 100 applications are received each year and 12 new students registered.
- How to apply
Please note that due to the high volume of applications received this year, this programme has now closed postgraduate taught applications for 2016 entry to all international/non-EU students. Applications for entry 2017 will open in September 2016.
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The course is designed to provide you with:
- Comprehensive knowledge of the main concepts and skills required to provide leadership in public policy formulation and implementation within a development framework, whilst also providing a solid development economics underpinning.
- The opportunity to undertake a range of optional subjects to satisfy the specialist needs relevant to modern public sector management, public policy and development in a changing environment.
- Understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy in developing countries.
- Infrastructure for undertaking postgraduate research in the fields of public policy and management in developing and transitional economies.
The course is also intended to develop your skills to become a lifelong learner with independence of thought, self-awareness, and the capacity to communicate your acquired knowledge and research findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences. In addition, by providing examples of how public policy and development economics are currently applied in developing countries, you may also acquire the techniques and ability to critique development policy and apply your existing knowledge in a variety of contexts.
The course is based on contributions from a range of disciplines, especially development economics, but also includes politics, accounting, management and information systems, and the study of public policy and public sector reform and management in a changing environment within an international context. The core course units provide you with a skill-set to critique and apply policy, with this complemented by the optional units that allow you to tailor your
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Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr David Lawson (Programme Director) | Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 0415 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £10,000
International students (per annum): £17,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,000
International students (per annum): £8,500
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.
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