MSc Research Methods with International Development / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science (MSc)
- 1 year
- Entry requirements
We require a UK Honours degree with a First or Upper Second (2.1) classification or the overseas equivalent.
When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
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- Join a university ranked second in the UK and 7th in the world for development studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022).
- Research-intensive master's degree, perfect if you're considering PhD study and/or a career in research.
- The course will develop your research skills and knowledge of international development.
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 (SEED), 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 2023, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £11,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £23,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
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).
MSc Research Methods complies with the research training requirements for ESRC scholarships for a PhD scholarship (commonly termed +3).
It is also suitable as the master's year as part of an ESRC scholarship award that covers both the master's and PhD (commonly termed a 1+3 award).
It is ideal if you want to apply for an ESRC scholarship or School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) scholarship, as 70% of the ESRC Core Training can be demonstrated prior to commencing a PhD.
It will also be of interest to people who are considering a career in research in one of the pathway fields.
We also offer several postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students.
We also regularly welcome students on the University's Equity and Merit scholarship scheme.
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 bachelor's degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
Many of our students have gained British Chevening, British Council or Commonwealth scholarships, as well as country-specific awards.
For more information, see fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .
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