Development Economics and Policy MSc
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- Degree awarded
- 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) in Economics or a related subject with 60% or above in the following modules Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and statistics 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 200 applications are received each year and 40 new students registered.
- How to apply
The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2016; later applications are considered at our discretion. Please note that we receive a very high number of applications so the course may be closed to new applications before the final deadline given.
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This programme, run jointly by IDPM (School of Environment, Education and Development) and Economics (School of Social Sciences), is designed to provide training in economic theory, applied economics and quantitative methods of relevance to developing and transitional economies. The programme is especially appropriate for those seeking to practice as development economists whether in government, the private sector, multilateral organisations or NGOs.
In addition to four compulsory course units , students have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of the subject via four optional course units and a dissertation .
The theory course units provide a thorough training in both contemporary macro- and micro- development theory. Applied and optional course units offer you an opportunity to understand development problems and policy prescriptions within both global and national economic contexts.
The quantitative course units, which include an applied development project, enable you to test theories through the use of data sets and provide training in standard econometrics techniques and up-to-date econometrics software packages. Independent research is undertaken by all students between June and September in the form of an approved dissertation.
This programme is offered jointly between the Economics discipline, School of Social Sciences and IDPM. Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr Osman Ouattara (Programme Director) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MSc (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £8,500
International students (per annum): £15,500
- MSc (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,250
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.
The School of Environment, Education and Development Loyalty Bursary 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 2016 entry (terms and conditions apply - please contact us for further information). Other bursaries and scholarships awarded by the School are usually advertised from January with a closing date of June. Awards for 2016 entry have not yet been set. This information will be added to our funding page as it becomes available. See also the University's postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities.
Students at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) are often funded by their national governments or their employers, or are self-financing their studies. They also traditionally benefit from a number of additional funding options from the following sources:
- UK Department for International Development/Foreign and Commonwealth Office (including DfID/ACU Shared Scholarship Schemes )
- British Council
- World Bank/International Development Agency
- Bilateral aid agencies (SIDA, CIDA, GTZ, NORAD, FINNIDA, etc.)
- United Nations (UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, FAO, etc.)
- European Union
- Church, educational and other trusts
- Regional development banks
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