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Bachelor's programme in Development Studies (BIDS)

Bachelor's programme · 3 years · 180 credits. Language of studies: English. Autumn term.

An interdisciplinary programme with a focus on economic, social and political processes and their linkages to development cooperation. The programme works through a collaboration between several different departments. Term 3 and 6 can be studied at The Political Science Department.

Courses at the Department of Political Science

Term 3

The Politics of Development STVC02 (15 credits):

International Political Economy and Development STVC05 (15 credits):

Term 6

Field Work, Internship, Research Overview STVB30 (15 credits):

Bachelor Thesis STVK12 (15 credits):

Gain knowledge and concrete skills

The aim is to provide the knowledge needed in order 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.

Four disciplines

The programme draws on, and combines, the scientific traditions from four different disciplines within the social sciences, i.e. sociology, political science, economic geography and economic history. This offers the students a multi-disciplinary perspective on development studies, and provides opportunity to deepen the knowledge in any of the aforementioned subjects.

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Information about studies in Canvas


Programme Coordinator

BIDS [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (BIDS[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se)

Study Advisors for Political Science:

E-mail: studievagledare [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se