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MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management

Course Description

This programme is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the main concepts and skills required to provide leadership in public policy formulation and implementation, and an understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy in developing countries.

The programme is intended primarily for those with experience of the public sector and those involved in public policy formulation and implementation, or those intending to pursue a career in the public sector or in public policy. The course is based on the contribution of a range of disciplines, including economics, politics, accounting, management and information systems, to the study of public policy and public sector reform and management in a changing environment within an international context.

Aims of the Programme

• Provide participants with an understanding of the different conceptual and theoretical perspectives applied to public policy and management
• Provide participants with an understanding of the principles and practices underlying the implementation of public policy and management processes
• Develop skills in initial analysis of public policy and management and in communicating their analysis in the form of clearly written and readable documents
• Provide participants with a good command of current theory, policy and practice in relation to some of the following specialist areas; public policy process and methods, public sector economics, development and economic policy, privatisation and pubic enterprise reform, public sector accounting and organisational change
• Develope basic research skills through a supervised dissertation project

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.

Visit the MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management 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 2:1 or equivalent, IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90, Grade C Cambridge Certificate, (N/A to applicants whose first language is English)

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