International Development Studies Sustainability, Participation, Innovation (IDS)

Université Grenoble Alpes

M.A. On Campus
12 months
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Sustainable development requires innovative strategies, new conceptual and practical tools and holistic policies. The International Development Studies Sustainability, Participation, Innovation (IDS) is offered by Université Grenoble Alpes.


This Master in International Development Studies Sustainability, Participation, Innovation (IDS) at Université Grenoble Alpes is designed for students with a strong background in social sciences and an interest in addressing development issues critically. A general introduction to international debates on development theories, discourses and policies will form the basis for addressing major challenges to sustainable local development from theory to practice. 

Multi-level case studies in Africa, South-East Asia, Latin America, Pacific, Indian Ocean and Europe will be used to discuss conceptual, practical and ethical issues of contemporary development issues and projects in relevant fields, such as poverty reduction, natural resource management, transformative social innovation, community based resource management, and disaster risk reduction.


Our rapidly changing world has a growing need for professionals with international experience, able to formulate innovative policy proposals. Our students will find employment in the fields of development cooperation and regional/local planning, within government departments and agencies, supranational and multilateral development organizations, non-profit organizations, as well as in the corporate sector. We also actively support students wishing to continue with a PhD thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics of development
  • Alleviating poverty and inequalities: theories, concepts and tools
  • Facing environnemental issues  theories, concepts and tools
  • Enhancing economic sustainability: theories, concept and tools
  • Participatory project management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a minimum qualification equivalent to four years of university studies (either fur yearsof bachelor or three years of bachelor plus one year at masters level)  in social sciences (e.g. geography, regional planning, anthropology, economics, political sciences, international relations, development studies).

Tuition Fee


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International Development Studies Sustainability, Participation, Innovation (IDS)
Université Grenoble Alpes