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BIDS - Bachelor's in Development Studies

Language of studies: English
The programme offers both the background theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed to work in development-related fields. Students also gain a critical social science approach that prepares them for postgraduate studies and assists them in various professions within government agencies, private firms and NGOs.

Economic, social and political processes

The Bachelor’s Programme in Development Studies is an interdisciplinary programme with a focus on economic, social and political processes and their linkages 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. 

Career prospects

After completion of Bachelor's Programme in Development Studies students get a Bachelor's Degree in Development Studies with major in Sociology or Human Geography or Political Science or Economic History (depending on one's choice). Therefore students are not limited by certain qualifications, and can choose from a wide variety of professions and working positions. It could be anything from administration and information management to consultancy. 

Programme Overview

Programme Syllabus

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BIDS Contact details

Programme coordinator
Priscilla Solano
priscilla [dot] solano [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se (Email)

Programme administrator and academic advisor
Ingrid Altamirano
bids [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se

Study advisor for major Human Geography
Ingrid Altamirano
bids [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se

Study advisor for major Sociology
Britt Marie Rönn
+46 46 222 88 77

Caroline Spannel Brnelic
+46 46 222 87 38
studievagledare [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Study advisor for major Political Science
studievagledare [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Study advisor for major Economic History
Håkan Lobell
Hakan [dot] Lobell [at] ekh [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 74 85

The Department of Human Geography
and the Human Ecology Division

Address: Sölvegatan 10,
223 62 Lund
Phone: 046-222 17 59

Faculty of Social Sciences