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Master’s programme in Economic Growth, Population and Development

MSc major Economic History | MSc major Economic Demography | MSc major Economic Development | 2 years | 120 credits

Career opportunities

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 Economic Demography track meets the demand for demographic studies at all levels of government, as well as in the private sector. Marketing, insurance and municipal planning are three areas where demographic skills are in increasing demand.

The Economic Development track enables you to pursue careers within institutions working on economic development of both emerging economies and the least developed countries, such as the World Bank, EU, OECD, WTO, NGOs, banks, multinational companies and consulting firms.

The programme also provides excellent prep­aration for PhD studies, regardless of your chosen track.

The next step

Our Career Services support you in building functioning networks, developing your resume, finding and getting a job, as well as starting your own company during your stay. In addition, each semester we hold seminars on career related topics and assist you in networking with our alumni.

As a student you can also join the Lund University job portal MyCareer - Europe's largest career network for students and graduates. MyCareer gives access to jobs, internships, graduate programmes and projects across Europe.