Programme overview – Master's in Economic Development and Growth
The Master's in Economic Development and Growth trains the next generation of analysts, researchers and professionals in the field of development and growth with a high capability of independence. The programme combines the expertise of three highly ranked European universities into a common platform with leading scholars in economics, economic history and demography.
In this double degree programme you spend the first year studying development and international economics, statistics and long run development at either Universidad Carlos III de Madrid or University of Groningen. The second year you specialise in development and growth, related to issues such as comprehensiveness and equality, sustainability and energy, innovation and human capital, at Lund University.
The combined expertise of three highly ranked European universities
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid combines high-level economics, economic history and economic development and has a special focus on Latin America. University of Groningen is a top-class institution at international level in the field of economics, econometrics, development economics and economic history and hosts the Groningen Growth and Development Centre, a research institute that is famous for its study on long-term economic growth and productivity analysis worldwide. Lund University is specialised in economic growth and development in the long run with focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America besides Europe. This mix could hardly be achieved by one single higher education institution in Europe. Ultimately, the programme philosophy is based on critical thinking, and the multitude of experiences among students and teachers will offer a platform for reflection and communication in this vein.
A hallmark of the Master's in Economic Development and Growth is the emphasis on the personal contact between professors and students, achieved by small classes. We expect you to complete, closely supervised by faculty, an independent research project at the end of each academic year. In the process, you will be able to develop your ability to organize and express your own ideas and research in written form, while you will have the opportunity to improve your presentational skills in workshops with other students and faculty members.
This programme provide you with plenty of career opportunities in institutions all over the world addressing economic development, such as the EU, OECD, ILO, World Bank, UNESCO, WTO, CEPAL, IADB (Inter-American Development Bank), NGOs, governments and central banks, think tanks, multinational companies and consulting firms.
You will also obtain the advanced skills required to carry out research in the fields of development economics, economic history, applied economics and international economics. Lund University School of Economics and Management, University of Groningen and Universidad Carlos III Madrid, offer talented students oriented towards an academic career, the possibility to continue your postgraduate education in one of our PhD programmes.
Read more about this programme on http://lusem.lu.se/study/masters/programmes/medeg/overview
For more information about Lund University, please visit www.lunduniversity.lu.se.
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked 70th in the QS World University Ranking 2015, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated May 26, 2016