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International Development and Management - Master of Science programme

Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits

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Description

LUMID is a two-year interdisciplinary programme focusing on international development and management.

The programme offers students a unique combination of theoretical knowledge and applied research methods and management skills pertaining to a range of development areas and challenges. These different aspects of international development research and practice are being integrated through programme courses, student internships with international organisations, field work research, and development practitioner seminars. Our students spend the first academic year of the programme on campus while pursuing their internships and field work in developing contexts during the second year. 

LUMID is a proud member of the Global Association for Master’s in Development Practice (MDP), a premiere network of development master programmes that among other things offers our students access to international lectures and seminars on global development issues. Our alumni have successfully gained employment in an extensive number of development organisations worldwide, ranging from multilateral organisations (e.g. various UN agencies, the World Bank) and international aid and cooperation agencies (e.g. Sida) to non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

LUMID constitutes one of the most popular master programmes in Sweden, receiving approximately 1500 applications each year from all corners of the world and we are only able to admit the 40 most qualified applicants. Due to the fierce competition for admission into the programme we employ a rigorous selection process where we pay particular attention to the following:

  • Academic grades
  • Relevant work experience on your CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Website: http://www.lumid.lu.se

More information can be found at http://www.lumid.lu.se

Applications will open on the
2021-10-18

Application opportunities

This programme will open for applications from 18 October to 15 January

Contact

Programme Coordinator

Arvin Khoshnood

Email: lumid [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

To be admitted to the programme, the student must hold a Bachelor’s degree equivalent to 180 credits.

A good command of spoken and written English, equivalent to English 6/B (advanced) proficiency in the Swedish secondary system, is required. Equivalent assessments will be made according to national guidelines.

 

Selection criteria

Based on the final selection among applicants fulfilling the entry requirements is based on academic degrees, academic marks, disciplinary background, relevant work experience, recommendations given by the applicants referees and the statements of purpose written by the applicants. Special attention will be paid to the 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

Start Autumn Semester 2022

Day-time Lund, full time 100%

In English

Study period

29 August 2022 - 2 June 2024

Application

Will open for applications 2021-10-18

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 that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
  • 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 in the adjacent column on this webpage.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

*Note that the process is 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. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

*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 of no more than 350 words (explaining your main interests within the field of development and management, your main reasons for applying to the programme, your expected benefit from the programme and your future plan after completing the programme) and a CV listing two reference persons (at least one academic and at least one professional reference) when you apply to this programme. See the LUMID website for further instructions on these documents.
 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 220 000

First payment: SEK 55 000

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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 on the University Admissions website.


*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