International Development: Social Policy and Social Development MA
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Arts
- 12 months (full-time); 24 months (part-time)
- Entry requirements
Applicants should have a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) 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.
- Number of places/applicants
- Approximately 700 applications are received for entry each year across the six pathways offered, and 91 new students registered.
- How to apply
The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2014; later applications are considered at our discretion.
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This programme aims to enhance analytical and critical skills in key theoretical and practical aspects of social policy and social development. It provides an opportunity to examine existing welfare policies, and develop professional skills in the formulation and implementation of social policies through the critical assessment of relevant research and analytical techniques. The programme critically reviews different development approaches and explores the social dimensions of development such as social exclusion, equity and rights. The programme is intended for social science graduates or for public sector personnel involved in social policy formulation and implementation as well as NGO personnel concerned with policy advocacy and social development project implementation and teachers and researchers in social work and social policy.
- Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr Tanja Bastia (Programme Director) | Email: Tanja.Bastia@manchester.ac.uk
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MA (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £8,400
International students (per annum): £15,500
- MA (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,200
International students (per annum): £7,750
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.
Bursaries and scholarships awarded by the School are usually advertised from January with a closing date of June. Awards for 2014 entry have not yet been set. This information will be added to our funding page as it becomes available.