When applying to this Economic Growth, Population and Development programme at Lund University, you select one of three tracks: Economic History Track, Economic Demography Track or the Economic Development Track.
In the Economic History track you will develop advanced insights into the long-term development of societies. By combining analytical tools from economics and the social sciences with a contextual understanding of conditions in the past, you will become able to use the accumulated human experience to solve current-day problems. Central themes studied are growth, stagnation, crises and distribution of resources.
The Economic Demography track will provide you with theory, methods and skills necessary to explain a number of social and economic phenomena. Key topics include mortality and the demographic transition, the labour market, migration patterns and health issues. The programme enables you to better understand and tackle global issues tied to employment, welfare and public health.
Graduates of this programme will be equipped with the methods and analytical skills to pursue a broad range of careers in both public and private sector, within government agencies, national bureaus and administrations, think tanks and research organisations, analyst firms and multinational companies.
Given the wide scope of the programme and its interdisciplinary nature, graduates can expect employment opportunities within a multitude of areas, depending on the selected track.
Many graduates from the Economic History track choose to work at national or international organisations in positions requiring analytical skills. Recent graduates work at the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), the German parliament, the UN, HSBC, Hong Kong Banking Services, and Nordea.
The programme also provides excellent preparation for PhD studies, regardless of your chosen track.
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- The Global Economy and Long-Term Economic- Growth
- Research Design
- Population and Living Standards
- Causes of Demographic Change
- Development of Emerging Economies
- Institutions, Economic Growth and Equity
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
You should apply between mid-October to 15 January for studies starting in the autumn semester (August/September).
DisciplinesEconomics History Sustainable Development View 15 other Masters in History in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 ECTS credits in economics, economic history, history, statistics or the equivalent.
- English 6/English course B.
- Based on previous university/college studies and Statement of Purpose.
International11738 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23477 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 240 000
Living costs for Lund
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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