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.
Gain knowledge and concrete skills
You are given the knowledge needed to critically examine and understand the preconditions for, and process of, development. The programme offers students both the background knowledge and the concrete 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.
The programme draws on, and combines, the scientific traditions from four different disciplines within the social sciences:
- political science
- economic geography
- economic history
This offers you a multi-disciplinary perspective on development studies, and provides opportunity to deepen the knowledge in any of the aforementioned subjects.
For an overall programme structure please visit the Department of Human Geography and the Human Ecology Division at keg.lu.se/en
Year 2 of the programme
Optional courses studied at the Department of Sociology:
The following courses have been developed to to be of particular interest for students on the Bachelors of Development Studies programme, but are open to all students at Lunds university and international exchange students who meet the entry requirements. Click on the course below to see the entry requirements and course description.
- (Sp) The Sociology of Human Development 15 credits (SOCB26)
- International Migration and Development 15 credits (SOCB27)
- Development and Social Welfare Policies 15 credits (SOCB28)
- (Sp) Managing sustainability, Society and Collective Behaviour 15 credits (SOCB29)
Year 3 of the programme
- Internship / Field Studies / Research Overview (15 credits) within one of the four major disciplines (SOCB24) Learn more at lunduniversity.lu.se
- Bachelor Thesis (15 credits) within one of the four major disciplines
Syllabus for Sociology: Bachelor Thesis in Development studies (UTVK03)