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  • 1. Lund university | swedenreASonS to StuDy in lunD• Teaching and research are of the highest quality, with rigorous quality control and internationally recognised degrees• Lund University holds a distinguished position on a European and global level and is highly ranked in a variety of recent studies• International students are well supported with a comprehensive reception, ranging from enthusiastic mentors to various welcoming events• Lund – a city of innovations – is renowned worldwide for cutting-edge research and technology• Lund is well known for its dynamic student life, traditional student societies and a high About lunD univerSity quality of life. Lund university unites long-standing traditions with a mo- dern, dynamic and highly international profile. with eight• The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a campus faculties, and a number of research centres and specialised area located in the medieval center of the institutes, Lund university is the biggest provider of research town. and higher education in sweden. it was founded in 1666 and is one of the oldest universities in northern europe. At present, nearly 40,000 undergraduate and 2,500 postgraduate students are enrolled at Lund university. Around 50 programmes taught in english are offered at Master of science in Lund university. Photos: Mikael risedal, Kennet ruona. Printed by Media-tryck 2010 Faculty of social sciences Development PO Box 117 se-221 00 Lund sweden +46 46-222 00 00 StuDieS student services PO Box 117 se-221 00 Lund sweden +46 46 222 70 54
  • 2. proGrAmme DeScription mASter of Science in the programme is an interdisciplinary social science Master’s Development StuDieS programme focusing on problems of poverty and human development. it deals with key issues and problems of TErm 1: development as well as different theoretical perspectives to Development Issues and Theories, 15 credits increase the student´s understanding of the preconditions for and Theory of Science/Research Methods, 15 credits content of development. TErm 2: the objective of the programme is to provide students with Historical Aspects of Development, 15 credits the background knowledge and concrete skills to understand, Theory of Science/Research Methods, 15 credits assess and work in development-related fields, whether in direct poverty reduction or in other aspects of social and institutional TErm 3: development. students will adopt a critical social science Optional courses, 30 credits approach which prepares them for Phd studies as well as to contribute to sustainable human development in roles such as TErm 4: policy makers, trainers or practitioners, in government agencies, Master’s Thesis in the student´s private firms and nGOs. major social science discipline, 30 creditsDevelopment StuDieSAt A GlAnce proGrAmme StructureProgramme Duration: two years (four terms) the programme comprises a total of 120 higher education creditsProgramme start: Autumn term (two years).Degree: Master of Science in Development Studies Communication studies, Political science, social work, social the first term begins with a profile course introducing the Anthropology, sociology, sociology of Law.Language of instruction: English students to the main themes and issues of the programme. this isExams: Written and oral exams, written papers, followed by courses in theory of science and research methods.Master´s thesis ADmiSSion requirementSFees: Students from within the EU/EEA (and the programme builds on previous studies in the social sciences. the second term begins with another profile course directlySwitzerland) and exchange students will not be to be eligible for the programme the student must have at least related to the main theme of the programme. through thecharged fees. Other students pay a tuition fee at a Bachelor’s degree including a major in a discipline in the social profile course students further increase their understandingthe amount of 10500 Euro per year (60 credits). sciences or the equivalent. and knowledge of development issues through a deeperFurther information: comprehension of theories and current research. A minimum average grade in the Bachelor´s studies equivalent to 3.0 in cumulated grade point average (CGPA) out 4, C in the this is followed, in the second half of the second term, by courses eCts grading scale, and B in the American grading scale. in theory of science and research methods. english proficiency equivalent to a tOeFL score of at least 550 the third term consists of optional courses to be taken at Lund (paper based), 213 (computer based) or 79 (internet based), or an university or any other recognised university in sweden or ieLts score of at least 6.0 (none of the sections under 5.0). abroad, enabling students to tailor the programme to suit their particular interests. How to Apply during the fourth and last term, students complete the Application to the Master’s programme takes place on-line programme by writing a thesis, which provides the opportunity between december 1st and January 15th at to demonstrate their understanding of theories and methods students from the nordic countries may apply between March pertaining to this field. After completed studies, the students will 15th and April 15th. receive a degree of Master of science in development studies, with a major in one of the following disciplines: Gender studies, More information about the Master’s Programme can be found development studies, Human Geography, education, Media and at