Innovation and Spatial Dynamics - Master's Programme (Two Years)
In this programme you will be provided with the theory, concepts and methods to analyse and better understand the economics, roots and drivers of growth and innovation. The unique focus on spatial dynamics enables you to gain insights on how the areas of economic growth and innovation interplay, evolve and shape the economy and commerce in different regions and periods of time.
Innovation is fundamental in the process of economic growth. Theories of economic growth for long have sought a comprehensive model that along with capital and labour also encompass technical change. The programme is designed to meet a demand in analytical and planning work for the ability to merge knowledge about economic modelling and the role of innovation and entrepreneurship with empirical evidence of economic change across time and space.
The programme draws on frontline research in the field of economic geography and the economics of innovation. Some of the key topics covered are small business economics, economics of innovation, regional development and entrepreneurship, as well as innovation, energy and sustainability.
With a MSc in Innovation and Spatial Dynamics, you will qualify for any profession that requires capability of intellectual judgement, evaluation and analysis of economic facts and ideas, and good communication skills. This programme will give you plenty of career opportunities both at national and international institutions such as the EU, OECD, ILO, World Bank, UNESCO, WTO, NGOs, governments and central banks, think tanks, multinational companies and consulting firms.
Graduates are well equipped for analytical and planning work in private sector, government and international organisations, as well as for work in non-governmental organisations, consultancy and research.
The programme also provides excellent preparation for PhD studies.
The full programme compromises of two years of full-time studies, but there will be a provision to leave after one year with a Master of Science (60 ECTS credits).
Contact master [at] ekh.lu.se for more information about the one year option.
More information can be found at http://lusem.lu.se/study/masters/programmes/innovation-spatial-dynamics
Contact programme coordinator Håkan Lobell: master [at] ekh.lu.se
An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 ECTS credits in business administration, economics, economic history, history, social and economic geography or statistics or the equivalent. English 6/English course B.
Based on previous university/college studies and Statement of Purpose.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Start Autumn semester 2017
daytime Lund, full time 100%
August 23, 2017 - June 3, 2019
Closed for applications
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
- Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
- Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline
*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.
In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a statement of purpose when you apply to this programme. For further instructions, see the School of Economics and Management website.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 240 000
First payment: SEK 60 000
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
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.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
- Canada and UK student finance