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Innovation and Global Sustainable Development - Master's Programme (Two Years)

Master's programme2 years120 credits
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 development and innovation interplay, evolve and shape the economy in different regions and periods of time.

Innovation is fundamental in the process of economic, social and environmentally sustainable development. Grand challenges such as those we are currently facing; climate change, food security and poverty alleviation, require new technical solutions, new social configurations, new economic models and eventually, new socio-economic and technical transformations. Innovation is also about the diffusion and incremental changes that yield economic, social and environmental benefits for society.

In this programme you will learn the dynamics of both macro and micro economics of innovation. You will get insights into how innovations are shaped by history in a path-dependent way as well as by the spatial context. You will learn about the linkages between innovation and capability building and economic, social and sustainable development over time and space.

The programme draws on frontline research in the field of economic geography, economics of innovation and economic history. Some of the key topics covered are innovation for sustainable development, economics of innovation and energy transitions.

Double degree option with Aalborg University

Students enrolled in this programme will have an opportunity to compete for acceptance to a double degree with Aalborg University. After completing the first year in Lund, you take your third semester (30 credits of course work) at Aalborg University. For the fourth and final semester, you are back in Lund again. 

Career opportunities

With a MSc in Innovation and Global Sustainable Development, 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.

More information can be found at http://lusem.lu.se/study/masters/programmes/innovation-and-global-sustainable-development

APPLY NOW! The application deadline is 15 January

This programme is open for applications for studies beginning in autumn (late August) 2019

Contact

Lund University School of Economics and Management, LUSEM
Tycho Brahes väg 1, 223 63 Lund
Box 7080, 220 07 Lund

Contact programme coordinator Håkan Lobell: master [at] ekh [dot] lu [dot] se 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.

Selection criteria

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.

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.

Apply

Your selection at www.universityadmissions.se

Start Autumn semester 2019

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

September 2, 2019 - June 11, 2021

Last application date January 15, 2019Apply now

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.

*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.

Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a statement of purpose when you apply for this programme. See the School of Economics and Management website for further instructions.

 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 240 000

First payment: SEK 60 000

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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

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