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MSc Management and Implementation of Development Projects


Course Description

The programme is intended for professionals and managers working in the field of programme and project management who may be involved with project design, monitoring and evaluation in the context of low income economies. This would typically include engineers, sociologists, project managers of international or bilateral aid projects, NGO practitioners and policy makers of key ministries.

This programme is provided by IDPM, with additional contributions from Manchester Business School and the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE)

Aims of the Programme

• Provide participants with analytical capacities
• Provide participants with knowledge and skills necessary to propose, plan, implement, manage and evaluate development projects
• Provide participants with enhanced skills and knowledge in specialist functional areas such as infrastructure and social and economic development
• Provide participants with an appreciation of the role of research in proposing, managing and evaluating projects
• Provide participants with specific people management skills including groupwork, negotiation, conflict management and political skills

Special Features

An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme. The cost of the visit is included in the programme fee. In addition, participants may undertake research visits to organisations applying information systems in practice in the UK. 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 Management and Implementation of Development Projects page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

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)At least one year's relevant work experience is normally required. Exceptionally, candidates without work experience but with a stated commitment to the sector may be admitted.

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