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.