1 MSc in Economic History 2015/16 LUND UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT QUICK FACTS DEGREE Master of Science with a major in Economic History APPLICATION DEADLINE 15 January 2015 PROGRAMME START 31 August YEARS FULL TIME 120 ECTS CREDITS Choose between one year or two years 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 credits).
2 Key concepts 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 Key topics covered in the core courses are population and living standards, institutions and economic growth, as well as the international economy and globalisation Choose between a wide range of electives to tailor your degree Be equipped to help institutions, companies and organisations not to repeat the mistakes of history, but also analyse what are the drivers and roots of growth and innovation in the future ARE YOU THE PERFECT FIT? You must have, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 ECTS credits in economics, economic history, history or statistics. We normally look for undergraduates with excellent results from an internationally recognised university. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average and your Statement of Purpose. Undergraduates are recommended to have a minimum average grade equivalent to 3.0 in cumulated grade point average (CGPA) out of 4, C in the ECTS grading scale, and B in the American grading scale.
3 Key concepts/overview LUND UNIVERSITY IS RENOWNED FOR ITS RESEARCH IN ECONOMIC HISTORY. THE DEPARTMENT IS THE LARGEST IN ITS FIELD AND AS A STUDENT YOU TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THIS THRIVING ENVIRONMENT, GETTING ACCESS TO STATE-OF-THE-ART RESEARCH IN We offer high quality teaching by research-active faculty. Each course is taught by a state-of-the-art senior researcher and consists of a combination of readings, lectures and hands-on exercises. The programme is also open to shorter internship at national or international organisations or corporations. YOUR EDUCATION. 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. We provide you with both knowledge on the most recent economic development and its historical context, as well as the tools needed to analyse it. A wide range of electives to tailor your degree Key topics covered in the core courses are population and living standards, institutions and economic growth, as well as the international economy and globalisation. As a student you can tailor your degree from our broad range of topics covered in the elective courses: 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 Perspective Consequences of Demographic Change Advanced Time Series Analysis Students will acquire an ability to integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, particularly useful for careers as analysts and related tasks. With a Master s in Economic History you will not only be equipped to help institutions, companies and organisations not to repeat the mistakes of history, but also analyse what are the drivers and roots of growth and innovation in the future. A Master s in Economic History will provide you with the theory, methods and analytical skills to pursue a broad range of careers in both public and private sector, at national and international institutions, government, analyst firms and multinational companies.
4 Programme structure YEAR 1 AUTUMN SEMESTER PERIOD 1 Comparative analysis of economic change (7.5 ECTS) PERIOD 2 Population and living standards (7,5 credits) SPRING SEMESTER PERIOD 1 The global economy and long-term economic growth (7,5 credits) PERIOD 2 Paper and/or Degree Project (15 credits) TOTAL 30 CREDITS YEAR 2 AUTUMN SEMESTER PERIOD 1 Econometrics (7,5 credits) TOTAL 30 CREDITS PERIOD 2 SPRING SEMESTER PERIOD 1 Institutions,economic growth, and equity (7,5 credits) PERIOD 2 Degree Project (15 credits) TOTAL 30 CREDITS TOTAL 30 CREDITS Elective courses
5 Career prospects Many graduates from the programme choose to work at national or international organizations in positions requiring analytical skills. Recent graduates work at the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), German parliament, United Nations, HSBC, Hong Kong Banking Services, and Nordea. Successful completion of the programme will enable graduates to apply to PhD studies in economic history.
6 Admission requirements REQUIRED BACHELOR DEGREE You must have, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 ECTS credits in economics, economic history, history or statistics. SELECTION CRITERIA Based on academic qualifications and Statement of Purpose. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY Strong English language communication skills are crucial to gain the full benefit of the programmes we offer. However, meeting the minimum English language test requirements, does not guarantee admission. WHAT ARE OUR MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS? We require what is called English 6 (advanced level) language proficiency, which can be demonstrated in various ways. We prefer candidates to take the IELTS test where possible. We accept the following tests and minimum scores: IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5) TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575 TOEFL internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90
7 Fees and funding There are no application or tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. For non-eu/eea citizens the tuition fee is SEK 120,000 per year (approximately 13,170 per year). Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are generally required to pay application and tuition fees. There are some exceptions to this general rule. For the full list of exemptions, please refer to official information from University Admissions in Sweden. DETAILS ON TUITION FEES DETAILS ON SCHOLARSHIPS scholarships-and-awards
8 Key application steps NOW BEFORE 15 JANUARY, 2015 BEFORE 2 FEBRUARY Find your degree programme at study/masters Apply online through the University Admissions in Sweden Send all supporting documents to University Admissions in Sweden. LATE MARCH BEFORE 2 FEBRUARY Admission results are announced Non-EU/EEA citizens pay the SEK 900 application fee BEFORE 15 JUNE MID-AUGUST 31 AUGUST Non-EU/EEA citizens pay the tuition fee instalment and apply for a residence permit from the Swedish Migration Board Arrival Day and start of introduction weeks Start of academic year Class profile 2014/15 85% MALE 15% FEMALE AGE RANGE NATIONALITIES 10
9 Lund Learning Model THE SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT ADOPTS A STUDENT-CENTRED APPROACH TO TEACH- ING AND LEARNING. The aim is to increase students capacity for advanced problem solving, resulting in better decision-making abilities. Critical thinking and freedom of mind are stimulated in all activities - in seminars and workshops students analyse and present solutions to given problems and assignments. Theoretical concepts are tested in practical situations, and practical experiences are employed to develop and enrich theory. Students experience an open, informal study environment, with teachers and students on a first-name basis. Teaching is often done in small groups, which encourages dialogue and collaboration and teachers are accessible outside lecture hours. The educational methods used case methodology, team-building exercises, simulations, reality-based learning, learning portfolios, conceptual models, degree projects and the preparation of reports combine to enable our students to develop a range of proficiencies which serve them well in their future careers. 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.
10 ECONOMIC HISTORY 2015/16 Life in Lund Did you know? Students in Lund are given excellent opportuni- EUROPE ties for business interaction, as the city, with its unique, world-class environment for technology, knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, hosts an impressive breadth of global companies. Lund is considered the best student city in Sweden with the unique combination of tradi- CITY OF LUND, SWEDEN tional student nations (social clubs), an academic society and student unions organising events and activities year round. The Lund-Malmö region is the world s 4th most innovative region (Patents per capita, Forbes Magazine 2013). In Lund, students can experience the rich history and cultural heritage of a Swedish medieval university town and at the same time be a part of the dynamic and international atmosphere created by Lund University students and staff. Lund is located in southern Sweden. Lund is only 10 minutes away from Sweden s third largest city (Malmö) and 40 minutes from the international airport in Copenhagen, making it a great hub for travel throughout Sweden and Europe.
11 Rankings and accreditations We are EQUIS-accredited Lund University School of Economics and Management is an EQUIS accredited member of EFMD since 2001, having met the high standards of the European Quality Improvement System. The fundamental objective of EQUIS, linked to the mission of EFMD, is to raise the standard of management education worldwide. Lund University in rankings Top 100 university: 60th place in the QS Ranking 2014/2015 Lund University is the highest ranked university in Sweden in the QS Ranking 2014/ th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014/2015 Top university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2013) Top 100 university: 99th place for graduate employability, New York Times 2012 Top 100 university: 98th place in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2014
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