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Development Studies - Bachelor of Science Programme

Bachelor's programme3 years180 credits

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.

Career prospects

You will get both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed for jobs in development sector. Upon graduation you can continue with Master’s and Doctoral studies; or pursue various positions within government agencies, private firms and NGOs.

More information can be found at http://keg.lu.se/bids

Contact

Department of Human Geography
Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund
Sölvegatan 10, 223 62 Lund
+46 46 222 17 59

Academic Advising: bids [at] keg.lu.se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: Civics 1b/1a1+1a2, English 6.

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: The general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate: 100 %.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require ”English 6/English course B” (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.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2017

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 28, 2017 - June 7, 2020

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.

Programme-specific documents

No additional documents, such as statement of purpose, CV or letters of recommendation, are required when applying for this programme.

 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 300 000

First payment: SEK 50 000

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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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

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.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

 

Scholarships & funding

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.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Lund University's 350th Jubilee Scholarship

Lund University is celebrating 350 years of education and research with €350,000 in scholarships! The scholarship was open to non-EU/EEA students who applied to a Master’s degree programme at Lund University starting in autumn 2017.

Read more about the scholarship at www.lund350scholarship.com

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.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

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.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations

Testimonials about the Bachelor's in Development Studies