Loughborough University

MSc Studying Abroad Opportunities

  • Welcome to the Study Abroad LEARN pages

    This is the place to find information about the study abroad opportunities offered to students on the MSc International Management. 

    You can find out about where you can study, when you can study, how to apply, and the practical implications of a study abroad placement. 

    It should be read in conjunction with the information contained in our FAQs. Contact the International Relations Office with any other questions.

    • When can I study abroad?

      Students studying on the MSc in International Management study abroad during the second semester of the programme.

      • How do I apply?

        Applications are managed by the International Relations Office.

        If you are thinking about studying abroad, you should let us know by September 1 and take time to research your options before you arrive in Loughborough. This is important because you will have to make an application to study abroad very soon after the start of the first semester.

        To formally begin the application procedure you will have to attend a Study Abroad session on 29 September (to be confirmed). This session is part of the induction week at the start of your first semester. The session will give you more information on the study abroad option and allow you to meet members of the International Relations Office. You will then attend an individual meeting with Angelika Zimmermann to discuss your choices in detail and to get advice about completing your application form.

        To apply, you will need to return a completed application form to us by 7 October 2017

        A panel will meet immediately after this and we aim to inform you by 10 October. You will need to confirm your place and at this stage you will be committed to undertaking your exchange.

        When we have your confirmation we will contact your host university to ‘nominate’ you formally to them. They will contact you directly to tell you how to apply using their own (normally online) system.

      • What do I need to do while I'm there?

        While on your study abroad you are required to attend your teaching programme and complete your assessments. The actual requirements will depend on where you are going and what modules you are registered on - make sure you know what the requirements are before you go!

        Importantly, do not forget:

        1) to carry on with the online version of your module ‘Skills for Employability and Personal Development’, which runs over semester one and two. You will also have to complete the assessment for this module. Details on this will be provided during the first semester  teaching of this module.

        2) that you have to sit the exam for the module 'Marketing Management'. Practicalities will be arranged with your university abroad.

        You should also remain in touch with both Loughborough and your host institution. If you experience any difficulties, make sure you let us know and seek advice from us early on.

        • What should I do to prepare?

          We will aim to support you through the application process once you have submitted the Study Abroad Application form. 

          Please read carefully through all relevant information regarding your chosen university and modules (including assessments) that you will take abroad. Also make sure you obtain all relevant practical information regarding travel, accomodation, registration, finances, etc, and that you organise the practicalities in time. Relevant information is available through:

          • This webpage and the FAQ page

          • The study abroad information session on September 29th

          • Before handing in the application form:  At least one face to face meeting with the International Management programme director (concerning your module choices abroad)

          • Information sent to you by the partner university after you have handed in your application form (concerning the university, chosen modules, and practicalities)

          • Studying at one of our partner universities does not incur any additional costs in fees over and above what you would be paying to study at Loughborough University. For more information please see the University's Central Exchanges webpages.
          • For remaining academic queries, email the programme director, Angelika Zimmermann, at a.zimmermann@lboro.ac.uk.

          • For other remaining queries, email the International Relations at sbe.international@lboro.ac.uk. When you arrive in Loughborough, feel free to come along and see us in BE.0.13.

          • Tips from students

            Each year, we ask out students to complete an Experience Report about their exchange period. We ask them to include information about the academic experience, the host city, accommodation, and give their practical tips for students in the future. Reading them will give you a great insight into study abroad from a student's perspective.

            At the moment we don't have Experience Reports for all of our MSc partners, but we do have a wider library of reports written by our undergraduate students, which might still be useful to you - come and see us in the International Relations Office to have a read!

          • Questions?

            Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like to find out more.

            If you have an academic query you should contact Angelika Zimmermann - please contact her on a.zimmermann@lboro.ac.uk.

            Or you can contact the International Relations Office by emailing us at sbe.international@lboro.ac.uk. When you arrive in Loughborough, feel free to come along and see us in BE.0.13.