MSc in International Development and Management

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in International Development and Management

Lund University

Programme overview

LUMID is a two-year interdisciplinary programme focusing on international development and management. The programme offers students a unique combination of theoretical knowledge and applied research methods and management skills pertaining to a range of development areas and challenges. These different aspects of international development research and practice are being integrated through programme courses, student internships with international organisations, field work research, and development practitioner seminars. Our students spend the first academic year of the programme on campus while pursuing their internships and field work in developing contexts during the second year.

LUMID is a proud member of the Global Association for Master’s in Development Practice (MDP), a premiere network of development master programmes that among other things offers our students access to international lectures and seminars on global development issues. 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).

LUMID constitutes one of the most popular master programmes in Sweden, receiving approximately 1000 applications each year from all corners of the world and we are only able to admit the 40 most qualified applicants. Due to the fierce competition for admission into the programme we employ a rigorous selection process where we pay particular attention to the following:

  • Academic grades
  • Relevant work experience on your CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Career prospects

Seventy per cent of our students find work within the development sector within a year of graduating. They attribute this to the programme management component of the programme, as well as the rigorous field training and experience they gather during their second year of study. Alumni are employed in a wide range of development related organisations, from small NGOs to the World Bank and national and international aid agencies

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, 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 October 17, 2016
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