12 months
22100 GBP/year
11500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This International Development programme from Loughborough University London 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.

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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 International Development master’s programme from Loughborough University London  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.

How you'll be assessed

You can expect to complete essays and case study reports, as well as deliver group and individual presentations and proposals.

How you'll study

Alongside regular timetabled teaching you will also have the opportunity to take part in guest lectures and projects on a range of topics. Loughborough University has an unrivalled student experience track record and our face-to-face learning is supported by an advanced virtual learning environment. Our modules are delivered in short intensive teaching blocks.

Your development

Loughborough University London is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career. Graduates are highly qualified to work in international development and UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, development consultancies, foundations, government aid departments, academia and think tanks. This degree will suit candidates who are interested in critical perspectives on international development, social change and social justice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Critical Perspectives on International Development
  • Collaborative Project
  • Research Approaches in Development and Social Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You can choose to start this degree in October (full-time and part-time) or January (full-time only).


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree with a minimum of 55% (or equivalent international qualification).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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