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Programme Structure

LUMID focuses on two major types of learning: academic thinking based on empirical investigation and learning by doing. Subsequently, the first year courses on campus are matched with field based-courses during the second year. The programme comprises a total of 120 credits divided among nine courses over a two-year period.

First year campus-based courses

During the first year, LUMID students acquire knowledge through diverse academic training that enhances their knowledge, critical thinking and capacity to collect different types of data and analyze complex information. Students are also given a course in Programme Management, which specifically prepares them for planning, implementation and evaluation of development interventions.

Second year field-based courses

During the second year, LUMID students apply their academic knowledge to a field setting in two major ways: First, development management is put into practice during the on-job training in the organisation working on development issues. Second, students plan organise and carry out a field research, in a developing coutry of their choice, which serves as a base for their upcoming master's theses. LUMID students are not required to be in Lund during theses writing. Yet, they need to return to Lund in order to submit and defend their master's theses.


MIDA11 - International Development Perspectives, 15 credits

MIDM12 - Development Studies: Theory of Science and Methods, 15 credits

MIDA13 - Development Studies: Global Health, 7.5 credits

MIDM45 - Development Studies: Urban and Rural Development and Livelihoods, 7.5 credits

MIDA24 - Sustainable Development and Natural Resource Management, 7.5 credits

MIDM26 - Development Organisations and Programme Management, 7.5 credits

MIDM28 - Field Studies of Programme Management, 22.5 credits

MIDM18 - Field Methods, 7.5 credits

MIDM19 - Master's Thesis, 30 credits



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