The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here:

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

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.

LUMID from autumn term of 2024


First year campus-based courses

The first term builds the student’s foundation in development and management,through courses introducing international development and management studies,international development practice and management, and social science knowledgeproduction.

The second-term courses of the programme provide students with more in-depthexploration of specific topics and debates in the field of livelihoods, environment,urbanization, and global health, as well as consolidating development managementand research skills.

Second year field-based courses

In the third term, the field-based components of the programme focus on theapplication of knowledge acquired in the first year in an internship within variousprofessional settings connected to international development.

The last term focuses on critically and systematically integrating the knowledgeacquired in the previous semesters through collection and analysis of data, andwriting a Master Thesis on a real-world problem related to international development.The programme prepares students both for a professional career and for furtheracademic studies within the area of international development studies.

Programme Structure

Term 1

Introduction to International Development and Management, 15 credits

Development Cooperation and Practice, 7.5 credits

Theory of Science and Research Methodologies with a Focus on Development Studies, 7.5 credits


Term 2

Global Health, 7.5 credits

Livelihoods, Environment and Urbanisation, 10 credits

Development Practitioner, 5 credits

Research Design and Methods in Development Studies, 7.5 credits


Term 3

Field Studies of Programme Management, 22.5 credits

Field Methods, 7.5 credits


Term 4

Masters Thesis, 30 credits


LUMID Programme until June 2023


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.

Programme Strucutre

Term 1

International Development Perspectives, 15 credits

Development Studies: Theory of Science and Methods, 15 credits


Term 2

Development Studies: Global Health, 7.5 credits

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

Sustainable Development and Natural Resource Management, 7.5 credits

Development Organisations and Programme Management, 7.5 credits


Term 3

MIDM68 - Field Studies of Programme Management, 22.5 credits

MIDM38 - Field Methods, 7.5 credits


Term 4

MIDM19 - Master's Thesis, 30 credits

letter. illustration

LUMID Information

Contact us
Phone: +46 (0)46 222 86 90
E-mail: lumid [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (lumid[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se)

Director of Studies, Muriel Côte
As the Director of Studies, I work with all academic matters related to the day-to-day running of LUMID. I handle all study and formal questions related to course syllabi and literature lists, and student-staff relations. I am also responsible for reading applications and the selection of the applicants for the programme. 

Email:muriel [dot] cote [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (muriel[dot]cote[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se)

Programme Coordinator, Arvin Khoshnood
I coordinate the daily administration of LUMID, including the Field Semester. I am also the academic advisor for the LUMID students.

E-mail: lumid [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (lumid[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Students and Alumni