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Lund University´s Master of Science in International Development and Management (LUMID) is a 2-year interdisciplinary and international programme for students who wish to further a career in international development cooperation or to pursue an academic career in that field. Every year 40 students get selected from of a pool of around 1000 applicants, which provides for a student body of dedicated, ambitious and talented students from all around the world.
The programme is truly interdisciplinary and offers courses in the four areas of social sciences and economics, science and environment, health and management. Another feature of LUMID is the combination of theoretical and applied knowledge.
During the second year, students spend one semester in a developing country of their choice where they - affiliated to a development organisation - apply the theoretical knowledge gained during the first year of the programme to a real-life setting. During the field placement they also take courses in programme management and undertake fieldwork and gather data for their final thesis. The fourth and last semester of the programme is devoted to writing a Master s thesis, which allows for deepening and specialising in a particular topic within the field of development studies.
The interdisciplinary and field-based approach characterising the LUMID programme qualifies LUMID for being associated members of the Global Association for Master s in Development Practice (MDP). LUMID especially encourages applicants within three broad subject backgrounds: engineering/natural sciences, health/medicine and the social sciences (including economics). In the selection process, special attention is paid to: - Academic merits - Statement of Purpose - Previous work experience and CV.
More information can be found at http://www.lumid.lu.se
David J. Isaak, from USA,
now working as a
Foreign Service Officer,
U.S. Agency for International
“I spent the third semester field studies component of the programme in Chile, where I applied nearly every lecture and theoretic exercise from the previous academic year. Actually ‘doing’ what we all had been discussing really made this Master’s stand out against others. ”
Wisdom C Kaleng'a, from Zambia
“The professors are not only using their book knowledge, they rely on their own and others personal research. Studying here really diversifies my knowledge.”
Arif Mert Ozturk, from Turkey, now working at UNDP in Ankara
“One of my targets in my LUMID application was working in a development project in my country and 6 months after the graduation, I was riding in a UN mission vehicle, conduct¬ing field research in the villages of south-east Turkey as a specialist in an internationally funded rural development project. LUMID, well beyond my expectations, provided me knowledge, understanding, real field experience and broad perspectives about the development sector."