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 the 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.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid combines high-level economics, economic history and economic development and has a special focus on Latin America. The 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 a focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America, besides Europe.
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 organise 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 provides 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, the 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.
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se