B.Sc. On Campus

Development Studies

Lund University

36 months
9721 EUR/year
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The Development Studies programme at Lund University focuses on economic, social and political processes linked to development cooperation. As our student, you learn to critically examine global and local preconditions and processes of development.


The scientific traditions from four disciplines are combined in the study plan of the Development Studies programme at Lund University: Sociology, Political Science, Human Geography and Economic History. 

Students enrolled in the Development Studies programme at Lund University get both a multi-disciplinary perspective on development studies and an opportunity to deepen their knowledge in any of these four subjects.

Career prospects

You will get both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed for jobs in development sector. Upon graduation you can continue with Master’s and Doctoral studies; or pursue various positions within government agencies, private firms and NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Development in a Historical Perspective – Economic, Social and Political Transformation
  • Development Policy in Practice
  • Development Theories
  • Development Cooperation in Practice
  • Research Methods in Development Contexts
  • Field Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply between mid-October to 15 January for studies starting in the autumn semester


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: Civics 1b/1a1+1a2, 
  • English 6.
  • Seats are allocated according to: The general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate: 100 %.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9721 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29164 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Full programme tuition fee is SEK 300,000.

Living costs for Lund

7428 - 11057 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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