MSc ICTs for Development / Careers
Year of entry: 2020
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The course is relevant to those with career trajectories in the NGO and public sectors, and in the private sector given the private sector's increasing involvement with ICT4D projects. It is particularly intended for those who will be working in or with transitional and developing economies.
MSc ICTs for Development can help its graduates select and target jobs in any part of the tribrid triangle which marks the overall set of typical jobs into which our graduates move. These are some mix of international development roles, management roles (including strategic and analytical management), and digital technology roles.
Each year, one or two of our students decide to continue their studies by undertaking a PhD. Those who take a PhD typically see themselves with a career trajectory into academia or into a research-intensive job role such as consultancy or policy advisory positions. Those from the MSc ICT4D programme may study with the University's Centre for Development Informatics
More generally, the Global Development Institute (GDI) will equip you with the skills for specialist positions in development-related NGOs and public and private organisations. Potential careers include:
- international development;
- non-governmental organisations;
- central and local government;
- project implementation;
- urban and regional development policy;
- human resources;
- information and communication technologies;
- project management;
Top employers of our GDI graduates include:
- African Union;
- Mercy Corps;
- The British Council;
- the World Bank;
- the Department for International Development.
The University of Manchester Careers Service specialise in helping postgraduates with their careers and recognise that you may have very different experience and ambitions from undergraduates. The Careers Service is available to postgraduate students throughout their studies and for 2 years after graduation.
Careers Support for International Students
The Careers Service provide specialist resources, advice and events for international students to help with career planning and making the most of your time while studying in Manchester.
- Working in the UK after study
- Working during study
- Professional and alumni networks for international students
The University of Manchester is proud to have the largest global alumni community of any campus based university in the UK. International alumni groups are a great way to keep in touch with fellow Manchester graduates in your country. It is an opportunity to build professional and social networks.
You can view the alumni networks already operating across the globe, here .