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 practise are integrated through programme courses, internships, fieldwork research and complementary student initiatives 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 the 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.
International Development Perspectives (15 credits)
Theory of Science and Methods (15 credits)
Global Health (7.5 credits)
Rural and Urban Development and Livelihoods (7.5 credits)
Sustainable Development and Natural Resource Management (7.5 credits)
Development Organisations and Programme Management (7.5 credits)
Field Studies of Programme Management (22.5 credits)
Field Methods (7.5 credits)
Master’s degree thesis (30 credits)
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 and the World Bank) and international aid and cooperation agencies (e.g. Sida) to non-governmental organisations (NGOs).