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  MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management


The University of Manchester    School of Environment, Education and Development

Full time & Part time September MSc 12 months (full-time); 24 months (part-time)
Business & Management (5) Politics & Government (30)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management programme. Delve into a multidisciplinary curriculum designed to equip policymakers, economists, and researchers with the essential tools to navigate the complexities of public policy and management in an international development context. Explore diverse theoretical perspectives, principles of policy implementation, and the pivotal role of institutions in shaping global policies. Enhance your analytical skills through a blend of development economics, public policy, and management studies. Engage in independent research with a supervised dissertation project, tailored to your professional interests. To qualify for this prestigious programme, a UK Honours degree with a First or Upper Second classification, or its overseas equivalent, is required. Benefit from being part of Europe's largest development research institute, renowned for its cutting-edge insights and vibrant research community. Join a dynamic learning environment that fosters critical thinking and global perspectives, setting you on a path towards impactful contributions in the field of international development.

About the course

MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management seeks to provide an interdisciplinary training and education that will enable policymakers, economists, planners, managers and researchers to be fully conversant with current issues of public policy and management, in an international development setting.

It will provide you with the conceptual and analytical tools needed to understand and critically review issues relevant to public policy and public sector reform.

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Entry Requirements

We require a UK Honours degree with a First or Upper Second (2.1) 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.

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