Santiago Issa

MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management

Why did you choose to study at The University of Manchester?       

I’m from Argentina. I chose UoM because of its renowned trajectory, and leading ranking in Development Studies.

Why did you choose your particular course? 

The GDI offers the possibility to mix a structured programme with the flexibility to tailor it to our specific interests. The MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management curriculum provides a robust approach to the subject, with a core quantitative element to allow for a comprehensive approach to policy formulation based on research and evidence.

Has your qualification helped you in your career? 

Yes, it gave me a comprehensive background on policy design, and economics that allows me to better consider and assess investment proposals aimed at economic growth.

What is your best memory from your time at Manchester? 

Fantastic, international institution, great quality of people, made lots of friends from multiple backgrounds and countries.

Do you have any tips or advice for current or prospective students? 

Explore all the university has to offer, there are many hidden gems that can help you, or provide you with a new experience or skill.