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MSc Development Finance / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 months (full-time); 27 months (part-time)
Entry requirements

The MSc in Development Finance has an extremely competitive field of admissions. The deadline for applications is Friday 16 December 2016.

The majority of candidates will be considered in January 2017 holistically as a competitive field. This means you will not receive a decision on your application until late January 2017 at the earliest.

Outstanding candidates who can evidence a First Class Honours Bachelor's degree or its international equivalent OR who can evidence a Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:1) AND evidence substantive work experience in the field of Finance or International Development may be made an offer prior to the application deadline.

Our minimum entry requirement is a Bachelor's degree with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:1) in Economics or a related subject with 60% or above in economics and statistics modules 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.

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.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Approximately 800 applications are received each year and 40 new students registered.
How to apply
Apply online

The deadline for applications is Friday 16 December 2016.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N

Course description

Finance-related issues are increasingly important in development, and this programme provides you with a thorough understanding of the specific problems of development finance. We equip you with the necessary skills to make a meaningful contribution to policy formulation and implementation, by focusing on financial development, policy and financial management, with specific reference to developing countries.

The programme is designed to provide:

  • a comprehensive knowledge of the main concepts and analytical skills in development finance, in developing and emerging market economies.
  • critical understanding of contemporary issues related to development finance at the macro, sectoral and enterprise level.
  • an understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of specific problems of development finance such as micro-finance.
  • an infrastructure for postgraduate research in the fields of development finance in developing and transitional economies.

Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr Ralitza Dimova (Programme Director) | Email: ralitza.dimova@manchester.ac.uk

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,250
    International students (per annum): £9,250

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The School of Environment, Education and Development is offering a number of scholarships for 2017 entry. For further information please click here .

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 2017 entry (terms and conditions apply - please contact us for further information).  

See also the University's postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
SEED PGT Admissions Team
Telephone
+44(0)161 275 0969
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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