MSc Development Finance / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
- Degree awarded
- Master of Science (MSc)
- 12 months (full-time); 24 months (part-time)
- Entry requirements
We require a UK bachelor's degree with a First or Upper Second (2.1) classification or the overseas equivalent in Economics or a related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate a background in microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics and achieve scores of 2.1 or above in relevant modules.
When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved, your academic references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
- How to apply
Due to the high demand for this course, we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year.
This is a competitive application process and preference will be given to applicants with grades above our minimum entry requirements.
- Stage 1 : Applications received by 1 November 2019; decisions communicated by 20 December 2019.
- Stage 2 : Applications received by 7 January 2020; decisions communicated by 28 February 2020.
- Stage 3 : Applications received by 2 March 2020; decisions communicated by 24 April 2020.
- Stage 4 : Applications received by 1 May 2020; decisions communicated by 19 June 2020.
You need to ensure that you submit all your supporting documents with your on-line application. We can accept your application before you complete your undergraduate studies as long as you submit your latest interim transcripts with your application.
Whilst we aim to give you a decision by the decision date, in some instances due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case we will let you know.
All places are subject to availability and the course may close before the later stages. We therefore recommend that you apply early in the admissions cycle. Applications received after the final deadline may be considered at our discretion if places are still available.
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- Study the theoretical approaches concerning development issues.
- Gain a detailed knowledge of the key issues and debates in economic development.
- Gain an appreciation of the diversity of development policies.
The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and courses.
On this day, you will find out more about the School of Environment, Education and Development and our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
For more information, see Open days
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £12,500
International students (per annum): £22,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £6,250
International students (per annum): £11,250
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
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 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.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students.
In addition, the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class Bachelors degree in the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
For more information, see Fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .
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