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  • Tuition Fee:
  • / 1 semester
  • Foreign: $ 6.13k / 1 semester
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 February
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 606pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    About the programme

    The interdisciplinary Bachelor`s programme in Development Studies focuses on economic, social and political processes linked to development cooperation. As our student, you learn to critically examine global and local preconditions and processes of development.

    The scientific traditions from four disciplines are combined in the study plan: Sociology, Political Science, Human Geography and Economic History. Our students get both a multi-disciplinary perspective on development studies and an opportunity to deepen their knowledge in any of these four subjects.

    Courses within the programme

    The programme is structured so that students get an introduction to the subject during year one (consisting of four 15 credits courses), acquire a specialisation through depth (30 credits in one of the four major disciplines) and width (30 credits optional courses) in year two, which can also be spent abroad, and further specialisation and preparation for the working life (including an opportunity to do an internship or a minor field study) in year three.

    The courses within the programme are:

    • Development in a Historical Perspective – Economic, Social and Political Transformation (15 credits),
    • Development Policy in Practice (15 credits),
    • Development Theories (15 credits),
    • Theory of Science and Research Methods – An Introduction (15 credits),
    • selected courses in Lund or elsewhere (in total 60 credits),
    • Development Cooperation in Practice (15 credits),
    • Research Methods in Development Contexts (15 credits),
    • Field Work, Internship and Research Overview (15 credits),
    • Bachelor’s thesis (15 credits).

    Program requirements

    Entry requirements

    General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs:

    Civics A

    English B (advanced) proficiency

    Scholarships

    Lund University Global Scholarship programme

    The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

    Swedish Institute Scholarships

    The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

    Country-specific scholarships and funding options

    Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

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