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International Development-Politics, Governance and Development Policy

The University of Manchester

12 months
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24000 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
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About

MSc International Development-Politics, Governance and Development Policy course from The University of Manchester examines the obstacles to, and pathways towards, more legitimate, democratic and pro-poor forms of governance at global, national and local levels - a topic that is currently centre-stage on the international development agenda.

Overview

The  International Development-Politics, Governance and Development Policy course from The University of Manchester interrogates the discursive paradigms and material interventions in the area of politics and governance, which has moved to the centre of the international development agenda.

Aims

  • Provide critical insights into different theoretical and disciplinary perspectives on the politics and governance of development.
  • Develop your analytical skills in critically evaluating and employing different theories of politics, governance and policy analysis.
  • Provide you with an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the how politics, governance and the formulation and implementation development policy interact in the global South.
  • Provide critical insights into the key strategies, policies and practices currently employed to promote `good governance' and improved policy processes in the global South.
  • Develop professionally-oriented skills related to formulating, investigating and implementing different approaches to promoting good governance.
  • Provide a wide range of options for advanced training in areas of specialist expertise relevant to politics, governance and development policy.
  • Develop advanced competencies in transferable areas, including developing reasoned arguments, gathering, organising and using evidence and information from a wide variety of sources, undertaking both team-based and independent work to deadlines, and both written and verbal forms of communication.
  • Assist you in developing your specialist area of expertise within the field of politics, governance and development policy, and applying their understanding and skills through supervised individual research culminating in a dissertation.

Career

This course will prepare you for employment in a range of development-related fields, including research, policy and practice. A wide range of transferable skills will be developed, including analytical and professional skills.

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;
  • consultancy;
  • charity;
  • urban and regional development policy;
  • human resources;
  • education;
  • information and communication technologies;
  • project management;

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Politics and Governance of Development
  • Development Fundamentals
  • Development Fieldwork
  • Political Analysis of Development Policy
  • Understanding Development Research
  • Global Political Economy
  • Public Sector Reform and Management
  • Gender Inequality: Theory and Evidence
  • E-Government
  • Reconstruction and Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If your academic background is not directly related to the programme, you should supply an academic-standard writing sample on a subject related to the programme.
  • If English is not your native language, then you should provide an academic-standard writing sample in English directly related to the subject.
  • We accept a range of qualifications from different countries that equate to a UK 2.1. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country .

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.

MSc (part-time)

  • UK students (per annum): £6,250
  • International, including EU, students (per annum): £12,000

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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