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Lund University

Sweden

Social Sciences

Politics & International Relations

BSc Development Studies

3 years

€0 pa

Programme profile


This interdisciplinary programme focuses on economic, social and political processes and their links to development cooperation. The aim is to provide the knowledge needed in order to critically examine and understand the preconditions for, and process of, development. The programme draws on, and combines, the scientific traditions from four different disciplines within the social sciences - sociology, political science, human geography and economic history. This offers students a multi-disciplinary perspective on development studies and provides the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in any of the aforementioned subjects.

The programme provides students with both the background knowledge and the practical skills needed to work in development-related fields. Students also gain a critical social science approach that provides preparation for doctoral studies and proves valuable in various professions within government agencies, private firms and NGOs.

Programme content


Year 1:
Development in a Historical Perspective: Economic, Social and Political Transformation; Development Policy in Practice; Development Theory; Research Methods: An Introduction

Year 2:
Students specialise ("major") in one of:
- Economic History
- Human Geography
- Political Science or
- Sociology


Year 3: Continuation of Major; Development Cooperation in Practice; Research Methods in Developing Contexts; Electives; Field Work or Internship; Bachelor's Thesis

Progression


The university offers related Masters programmes, taught through English, in the following areas:

- Development Studies
- International Development & Management

Entry Requirements


3 A-levels (inc Maths) + 3 GCSEs, inc Maths

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate, inc two at H5. Higher Maths required

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16 October

15 January