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MSc Development Finance / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
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 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.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Approximately 320 applications are received each year and 40 new students registered.
How to apply

This course has now closed for applications for entry in 2016. Applications for entry in 2017 will open in September 2016.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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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 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,000
    International students (per annum): £17,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The School of Environment, Education and Development is offering a number of scholarships for 2016 entry. For further information please click here .

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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