MSc in Innovation and Spatial Dynamics

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Innovation and Spatial Dynamics

Lund University

Programme overview

The Master’s Programme in Innovation and Spatial Dynamics enables you to pursue careers both at national and international institutions working on economic development and innovation, such as the European Union, OECD, World Bank, WTO, NGOs, governments and central banks, multinational companies and consulting firms.

In this programme you will be provided with the theory, concepts and methods to analyse and better understand the economics, roots and drivers of growth and innovation.

The unique focus on spatial dynamics enables you to gain insights on how the areas of economic growth and innovation interplay, evolve and shape the economy and commerce in different regions and periods of time. The programme is designed to meet a demand in analytical and planning work for the ability to merge knowledge about economic modelling and the role of innovation with empirical evidence of economic change across time and space.

The programme draws on frontline research in the field of economics of innovation. Some of the key topics covered are: small business economics; economics of innovation; regional development; innovation, energy and sustainability.

We offer high quality teaching by research-active faculty. Our programmes are designed to increase your ability to solve complex problems and strengthen your decision-making skills. The courses are based on state-of-the-art research in each particular field.

Graduates are in good positions as analysts and related tasks in the private as well as the public sector all over the world.

A creative and innovative environment

At Lund University you will experience a unique atmosphere with informal relationships between students and professors, where personal initiative and innovative and critical thinking are not only encouraged but also expected. This academic approach proves to be an asset when graduates later step out into the world of work, having grown both as professionals and individuals.

Career prospects

With a MSc in Innovation and Spatial Dynamics, you will qualify for any profession that requires capability of intellectual judgement, evaluation and analysis of economic facts and ideas, and good communication skills. This programme will give you plenty of career opportunities both at national and international institutions such as the EU, OECD, ILO, World Bank, UNESCO, WTO, NGOs, governments and central banks, think tanks, multinational companies and consulting firms.

Graduates are well equipped for analytical and planning work in private sector, government and international organisations, as well as for work in non-governmental organisations, consultancy and research.

The programme also provides excellent prep­aration for PhD studies.

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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.

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Last updated May 26, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2016
Sweden Lund
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