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lund university | sweden | school of economics & management

Master’s Programme in

Economic History

• 2 years, full time, 120 ECTS credits • School of Economics and Management • Lund campus • Application deadline – 15 January 2013 • Programme start – September 2013

Programme overview

Economic history is not only about the past; it is also a way to look at the present and the future in the context of accu - mulated experience. Core courses deal with population and living standards, institutions and economic growth, as well as the international economy and globalisation. Optional courses are offered on a broad range of topics. Method - ological issues are addressed in both qualitative and quan - titative terms and you will acquire the ability to carry out investigations and analyses concerning changes in social and economic conditions under different circumstances. Lund University is renowned for its research in economic history, which is of high international standard. The pro - gramme takes full advantage of this thriving environment, giving our students an invaluable link to state-of-the-art research.

Programme modules/courses

The full programme comprises two years of full-time study, but there will be a provision to leave after one year with a Master of Science (60 ECTS credits).

compulsory courses (7.5 ECTS credits each): Compara - tive Analysis of Economic Change; Population and Living Standards; Research Design, Econometrics with Time Series Analysis; Institutions, Economic Growth and Equity; the Global Economy and Long-Term Economic Growth.

electives (7.5 ECTS credits each): Economic Growth Over Time and Space; Causes of Demographic Change; Economics of Innovation; Innovation, Energy and Sustainability; China and the Asia Pacific; Human Capital in a Historical Perspec- tive; Consequences of Demographic Change; Advanced Time Series Analysis. The programme ends with a degree project.

Career prospects

Graduates are particularly equipped for analytical work in the private and public sectors that requires intellectual judgement, evaluation and analysis of economic facts and ideas, and good communication skills.

Admission requirements and how to apply

a dmission requirements

An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 credits

(ECTS) in economics, economic history, history, or statistics. English B (advanced). See for de - tails on English proficiency levels.

how to apply

  • 1. Go to and find the programme.

Click on “Apply” and follow the instructions for the online ap -

plication form on the Swedish national application website.

  • 2. Send your supporting documents (for details on document

requirements, see

  • - Cover sheet

  • - Certificates and diplomas from previous studies at an in - ternationally

recognised higher education institution (university or univer-

sity college)

  • - Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semes- ter (including course list)

  • - Proof of English language skills

  • - Statement of purpose (see instructions on www.lusem. purpose)

  • - Proof that you meet the specific admission requirements

  • - Copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or some other identification document (EU/

EEA citizens may need to send a certified passport copy)

  • 3. Make sure to check the country specific requirements on before sending your docments.

  • 4. Pay the application fee (when applicable).

selection criteria/additional info

Selection is based on academic qualifications and statement of purpose.

tuition fees

There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA citizens. For non-EU/ EEA citizens the tuition fee for this programme is SEK 100 000 per year. For details on tuition fees and scholarships, see

lund university | sweden | school of economics & management Master’s Programme in Economic History •
About the School of Economics and Manage - ment The activities within Lund University School of

About the School of Economics and Manage- ment

The activities within Lund University School of Economics and Management cover research and education in business administration, business law, economic history, economics, informatics, and statistics, as well as research policy. About 4 100 students and 400 researchers, teachers and other staff members study and work at the School. The School of Economics and Management provides a well- profiled, research-based education that is international and multidisciplinary in nature and helps equip our students to hold key positions in industry and society in an increasingly globalised world. Our students can choose from a wide range of specialist subjects and attend lectures by some of our best researchers, international guest professors, and business leaders from a broad spectrum of sectors and organisations.

About Lund University

Lund University seeks to be a world-class university that works to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The University is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world. We tackle complex problems and global challenges and work to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society. We provide education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, eco - nomics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama. Our 47 000 students and 6 800 employees are based at our campuses in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. The University has a turnover of around EUR 700 million (or USD 900 million), of which two thirds is in research and one third in education.

About the School of Economics and Manage - ment The activities within Lund University School of
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