LUMID is a two-year interdisciplinary programme focusing on international development and management. In recognition of the complexity of development issues at hand, the programme welcomes lecturers and students from various disciplines (including engineering, natural sciences, medicine and humanities in addition to social science).

The programme offers students a unique combination of theoretical knowledge, applied research methods and management tools and skills pertaining to a range of current development areas and challenges. These different aspects of international development research and practice are being integrated through programme courses, internships, fieldwork research and complementary initiatives, such as the Development Practitioners Seminar and the alumni network, giving LUMID an edge over other Master’s programmes in the same field.

LUMID is a member of the Global Association for Master’s in Development Practice (MDP), a premier network of development Master’s programmes, and is as such a partner to several esteemed higher education institutions across the world.

Features of this programme and learning outcomes

  • Qualitative assessment of processes and methods used in international development projects and programme management.
  • Formulation of project proposals and project design.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of project monitoring, strategic planning and carrying out of organisational assessments.
  • An understanding of theories related to international development and specialised knowledge in natural resource management, global health and social development.
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.
  • Collecting and analysing primary as well as secondary data on the basis of fieldwork in a developing country.
  • Extensive experience of peer reviewing fellow students work, both verbally and in writing.

Programme modules/courses

Courses and number of credits: International Development Perspectives (15), Theory of Science and Methods (15), Global Health (7.5), Rural and Urban Development and Livelihoods (7.5), SustainableDevelopment and Natural Resource Management (7.5), Development Organisations and Programme Management (7.5), Field Studies of Programme Management (22.5), Field Methods (7.5), Master’s degree thesis (30).

Career prospects

The programme prepares students for a career in international aid and development cooperation or for further academic studies with this profile.

Seventy per cent of our students find work within the development sector within a year of graduating. The graduates attribute this to the programme’s management component, as well as the rigorous field training and experience they gather during their second year of study.

Our alumni have successfully gained employment in an extensive number of development organisations worldwide, ranging from multilateral organisations (e.g. various UN agencies, the World Bank) and international aid and cooperation agencies (e.g. Sida) to non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

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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.

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