International Development MA 12 months Postgraduate Program By Loughborough University |Top Universities
Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

24,500 GBPTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

Development StudiesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Development Studies

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

This programme is designed for people with an interest in exploring how dynamics of international development relate to processes of social change, citizen engagement and struggles for social justice.
It approaches international development studies from a range of critical perspectives to understand changing global agendas and dynamics. You'll be taught by academics across a range of specialist areas that intersect with world development and the Global South including sports for development, communication and development, social movements, international relations, international management and entrepreneurship, disaster and sustainability.
While this master’s programme has a particular focus on the Global South, it recognises the interconnectedness of world development. By studying an International Development MA at a time of such dynamic change, widespread activism and social movements, you will critically reflect upon a breadth of major traditions, theories and frameworks of inquiry relevant to the contemporary challenges of international development.
Our programme offers practical-based learning through industry-led projects. Students will engage with leading organisations and agencies to develop professional skills throgh the Collaborative Project, with options to undertake a dissertation or internship with industry. To help further enhance your employability, our Future Space Enterprise Hub offers additional support for engaging with partners, sourcing internships, and establishing start-ups and consultancies.
You'll also have the opportunity to participate in an international field trip as part of an optional module, Meaningful Development, whereby you will partner with universities and organisations in the Global South to engage with communities and gain exposure to international development projects in the field.

Program overview

Main Subject

Development Studies

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

This programme is designed for people with an interest in exploring how dynamics of international development relate to processes of social change, citizen engagement and struggles for social justice.
It approaches international development studies from a range of critical perspectives to understand changing global agendas and dynamics. You'll be taught by academics across a range of specialist areas that intersect with world development and the Global South including sports for development, communication and development, social movements, international relations, international management and entrepreneurship, disaster and sustainability.
While this master’s programme has a particular focus on the Global South, it recognises the interconnectedness of world development. By studying an International Development MA at a time of such dynamic change, widespread activism and social movements, you will critically reflect upon a breadth of major traditions, theories and frameworks of inquiry relevant to the contemporary challenges of international development.
Our programme offers practical-based learning through industry-led projects. Students will engage with leading organisations and agencies to develop professional skills throgh the Collaborative Project, with options to undertake a dissertation or internship with industry. To help further enhance your employability, our Future Space Enterprise Hub offers additional support for engaging with partners, sourcing internships, and establishing start-ups and consultancies.
You'll also have the opportunity to participate in an international field trip as part of an optional module, Meaningful Development, whereby you will partner with universities and organisations in the Global South to engage with communities and gain exposure to international development projects in the field.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

92+
67+
6.5+
A 2:2 honours degree with a minimum of 55% (or equivalent international qualification).
Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide details of alternative qualifications or relevant professional or voluntary work experience as this will also be considered.
1 Year
Jan
Oct

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

12,250 GBP
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International Students

24,500 GBP
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More programs from the university

We offer a fantastic range of undergraduate courses as well as a comprehensive range of foundation courses and the International Foundation Programme.

Every undergraduate course has the option to undertake a placement year, which involves a year working in industry either in the UK or overseas. Some courses also offer the option to study abroad at an overseas university.

There are various Bachelor’s degrees available depending on your chosen course, including:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
  • Master’s in Science (MSci)
  • Master’s in Engineering (MEng)
  • Master’s in Chemistry (MChem)
  • Master’s in Planning (MPlan)


For more information on all our courses and the opportunities associated with them, visit our undergraduate study pages.

We offer a range of postgraduate qualifications at our Loughborough and London campuses, including taught master’s programmes and doctoral qualifications.

Taught programmes:

Our taught programmes include postgraduate certificates (PGCert) worth 120 credits, postgraduate diplomas (PGDip) worth 150 credits and 180 credit master’s degrees, such as MSc, MA and MBA qualifications where you will complete a final research or a work-based project.

Research programmes:

We offer a wide range of doctoral qualifications across our schools, departments and institutes. These include:

  • PhD
  • EngD
  • PhD by Practice
  • PhD in Creative Writing


A PhD or EngD is the highest academic qualification that you can achieve. Your research must make a significant, original contribution to new knowledge, building on your critical appreciation of existing knowledge of the subject.

For more information on all our postgraduate degrees both in Loughborough and London, visit our postgraduate study pages.

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