BSc in Development Studies


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Program Description

The interdisciplinary Bachelor`s programme in Development Studies focuses on economic, social and political processes linked to development cooperation.

About the programme

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 the development sector. Upon graduation you can continue with Master’s and Doctoral studies; or pursue various positions within government agencies, private firms and NGOs.

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Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 2019

About the School

Lund University – Sweden's Top-Ranked University Lund University was founded in 1666 and consistently ranks among the world’s top 100 universities (92nd in the world and Sweden's top-ranked university... Read More

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