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The Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) is pleased to announce that it will be awarding five £3,000 bursaries for students to study on the MSc Poverty and Development programme within the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM, University of Manchester

The awards are open to Home and International fee paying students. Bursaries are paid directly to students in three installments. The instalments are paid at the begining of each term (Sept, Jan and April). Continuation of the awards is subject to satisfactory progress on the Master's programme.

Eligibility for the award is as follows:

1. Applicants must hold or achieve a UK second class honours, upper division or above, or its International equivalent, in their Bachelor's degree.

2. Applicants whose first language is not English should meet the following language requirements:

  • an IELTS Test score of 7.0 or more overall with a minimum writing score of 7
  • or a TOEFL Test (Paper-based) score of 600 or more with a minimum score in Test of Written English of 5
  • or a TOEFL Test (Computer-based) score of 250 or more with a minimum essay rating of 5
  • or a TOEFL Test (Internet based) score of 100 or more with a minimum writing score of 25
  • an NCUK PMP EAP Grade A

3. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to cover the remaining tuition fee and living costs for the duration of the programme.

Application process

Applicants should submit the following documents by email to Paul Arrowsmith, Recruitment and Admissions Administrator, School of Environment and Development;

  1. 500 word personal statement outlining any professional or personal experience relevant to the programme of study. Applicants should outline their reasons for wishing to study on the Masters programme and their future career aspirations.
  2. Details of how the tuition fee and living expenses will be covered for the duration of the programme. Applicants who are unable to provide this with their bursary application will not be considered for the award.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • English Language ability
  • Professional Development related work experience
  • Personal experience relating to Development
  • Future career aspirations and progression

The deadline for applications for the BWPI Master's Bursaries is Friday 1st July 2011.

Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of July.

  • Applications for the Master’s programmes can be submitted online

General enquiries prior to a formal application can be made to:
Paul Arrowsmith
Recruitment and Admissions Administrator

Read more about BWPI/IDPM Poverty and Development Masters Bursaries 2011

BWPI/IDPM Poverty and Development Masters Bursaries 2011

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