LUMID provides students with in-depth and applied knowledge of international development issues and challenges, with a focus on their implications for research and management practices. The programme is designed to enhance students’ previous knowledge, skills and experiences with the ultimate aim to produce graduates who in their professional capacity will be able to contribute to development on both global and local levels.
LUMID is a two-year interdisciplinary programme focusing on international development and management. In recognition of the complexity of development issues at hand, the programme welcomes lecturers and students from various disciplines (including engineering, natural sciences, medicine and humanities in addition to social science).
The programme offers students a unique combination of theoretical knowledge, applied research methods, management tools and skills pertaining to a range of current development areas and challenges. These different aspects of international development research and practice are integrated through programme courses, internships, field work research, and complementary initiatives, that give LUMID an edge over other Master’s programmes in this field.
Knowledge and skills
- Qualitative assessment of processes and methods used in international development programme and project management;
- Formulation of project proposals and project design;
- Knowledge and practical experience of project monitoring, strategic planning and carrying out of organisational assessment;
- An understanding of theories related to international development and specialised knowledge in natural resource management, global health and social development;
- Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods;
- Collecting and analysing primary as well as secondary data on the basis of field work;
- Extensive experience of peer reviewing fellow students work, both verbally and in writing.
Courses and credits:
International Development Perspectives (15), Theory of Science and Methods (15), Development Organisations and Programme Manage- ment (7.5), Global Health (7.5), Sustainable Development and Natural Resource Management (7.5), Rural and Urban Development and Livelihoods (7,5), Field Studies of Pro- gramme Management (22.5), Field Methods (7.5), Master’s degree thesis (30). For more information see Programme Structure.
Upon completion of the programme, a degree of Master of Science (120 credits) in International Development and Management is awarded, in compliance with the National Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2006:1053).
Some 70-80 per cent of our students secure employment within the development sector a year following graduation. Students attribute this to the project and programme management skills as well as to the rigorous field training that they get during the second year of the programme. Our Alumni are employed in a wide range of development related organizations, all over the world, spanning from small NGOs to the national and international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank. For more information please see our Students and Alumni page.