M.Sc. On Campus

International Development - Migration, Mobility and Displacement

The University of Manchester

12 months
24000 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
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Build your knowledge and expertise to analyse how the movement of people shapes - and is shaped by - global development with the International Development - Migration, Mobility and Displacement programme at The University of Manchester.


Course description

The International Development - Migration, Mobility and Displacement programme at The University of Manchester offers a coherent, interdisciplinary and applied course that analyses the interaction between migration and development.

It will provide you with strong critical analytical skills, with a good grounding in the theoretical and conceptual debates in the field.

In recent years there has been a growing interest in how people's movement may contribute to economic, social and political development seen most vividly in the growing scale of remittances that outweigh official development aid.

On the other hand, there has also been a surge of interest in how supporting development may address the 'root causes' of mass (irregular) migration from the poorest regions of the world.

This course will help prepare you for future work in this politically highly charged arena where questions of global injustice and rights intersect with the social, economic, political and security interests of wealthy and poor states alike. This will course will be perfect for you, if:

  • you are interested in understanding the many interactions between the movement of people and international development; 
  • you want to understand why different forms of migration, mobility and displacement are taking an increasingly important role in the international development agenda; 
  • you would like to critically examine the contemporary policy responses to the challenges of migration, mobility and displacement in the Global South.

As a pathway within the overall MSc International Development, this programme will provide you with both strong foundations in the broad field of development and specialist training in migration, mobility and displacement.

A particular feature of the course will the fieldwork trip which will include visits to communities and projects that are responding to the challenges and opportunities of migration.

The course will raise many new questions and equip you to start answering them.

You will have the opportunity to practice these research skills by preparing a dissertation on a topic of your choice relating to the course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development Fundamentals
  • Migration, Mobility and Displacement in the Contemporary World
  • Migration and Development
  • Understanding Development Research
  • Conceptualising the Camp
  • Global Political Economy

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We require a UK Honours degree with a First or Upper Second classification or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.
  • 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.

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.

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.


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