Applicants should have a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from an approved university, and would ideally have some work or placement experience. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.
Postgraduate Diploma: Applicants who do not fulfil the entry requirements for the Masters degree may be registered as Postgraduate Diploma study fellows. They take a package of core and optional course units identical to the Masters programme. If performance in these course units meets the standard required at the Masters level (a pass mark of 50%), these students upgrade to Masters registration at the end of the second semester and proceed to the dissertation. They then become eligible for award of a Masters degree. Those who do not achieve a pass at Masters level, but at the Diploma level (a pass mark of 40%), will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.
Fees for 2010 entry have provisionally been set to £5,900 for UK/EU students and £ 11,950 for international students. For general fee information, please visit: Postgraduate fees
The School of Environment & Development Alumni Bursary Scheme offers a £500 reduction in fees to University of Manchester alumni – contact us for further information on this scheme and other scholarships available.
Students at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) are often funded by their national governments or their employers, or are self-financing their studies. They also traditionally benefit from a number of additional funding options from the following sources:
* UK Department for International Development/Foreign and Commonwealth Office (including DfID/ACU Shared Scholarship Schemes)
* British Council
* World Bank/International Development Agency
* Bilateral aid agencies (SIDA, CIDA, GTZ, NORAD, FINNIDA, etc.)
* United Nations (UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, FAO, etc.)
* European Union
* Church, educational and other trusts
* Regional development banks
Bursaries and Scholarships awarded by the School are usually advertised from January with a closing date of June. Awards for 2010 entry have not yet been set. Further information will be added as it comes available. Follow this link for more information on funding opportunities for studies at IDPM .
See also the University’s postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities
* IDPM ICTs Taught Masters Scholarship
Contact email: sed.admissions[at]manchester.ac.uk
Contact telephone: +44 (0) 161 275 0969
Apply: Apply online