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MSc Development Finance

Course Description

Finance-related issues are increasingly important in development, and this programme provides a thorough understanding of the specific problems of development finance. It aims to equip students with the necessary skills to make a meaningful contribution to policy formulation and implementation in this field. It is designed to provide a coherent programme of study in the fields of financial development policy and financial management with specific reference to developing countries.

Aims of the programme

• Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the main concepts and analytical skills on development finance in developing and emerging market economies
• Provide critical understanding of contemporary issues related to development finance at the macro, sectoral and enterprise level
•Develop an understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of specific problems of development finance such as micro finance
•Provide participants with an infrastructure for postgraduate research in the fields of development finance in developing and transitional economies
• Provide participants with the ability to critically analyse the techniques and procedures for financial sector development, management and accounting
• Provide participants with the ability to apply these techniques and procedures in a professionally competent manner
• Provide participants with the ability to undertake independent research, and to present research findings in a form that can be disseminated effectively to users

Special features

An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme. The cost of the visit is included in the programme fee. Fieldcourses may be scheduled at any point during the twelve-month period of the degree programme and this may include during University vacations. Successful applicants are expected to be available to attend.

Countries to be visited may change their immigration and visa regulations at short notice. IDPM cannot guarantee that where visas are required for the field course, they will be granted. IDPM will ensure that, in the unlikely event this occurs, affected students are not academically disadvantaged.

Visit the MSc Development Finance page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Student Profiles

IDPM Development Economics and Public Policy Bursary - 2 Awards

The awards are for the 2009-10 academic year, commencing in Spetmebr 2009 and cannot be deferred.Academic requirementsBachelors degree with Second Class Honours, Upper Division or above, or Overseas equivalent (please contact School for details of International equivalencies)
Applicants whose first language is a language other than English must achieve 7.0 or above in IELTS or an equivalent test (TOEFL) Nationality restrictions
This funding is available to all nationalities.

Value of Scholarship(s)



The Institute for Development Policy & Management (IDPM) at the University of Manchester is pleased to announce two bursaries for study on one of the following Master's programmes in Development Economics and Public Policy:Msc Development Finance
MSc Globalisation and Development
MSc Industry, Trade & Development
MA International Development: Public Policy & Management

Application Procedure

Applicants must have submitted a complete application by the closing date of 30 June. Applicants should mark in the funding section of the application form that they wish to be considered for the bursary and incle a covering letter with their application. Applicant should apply for their chosen programme online via the University's online application form, further details of which can be found at the following link: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of a 2:1 in Economics or a related subject with 60% or above in economics and statistics modules or its international equivalent. One of: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90, or Grade C Cambridge Certificate, (N/A to applicants whose first language is English)

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