This international double degree trains you to be a well-rounded expert in the field of development. You get Master's degrees from two top-class European research universities: Groningen and Lund.
The programme provides you the theoretical and quantitative tools needed to grasp the main debates in economics and other social sciences, as well as the deep, specialised understanding of context, institutions, and historical legacies in developing economies required to deal with the full complexity of development issues.
The MEDEG programme is offered by a consortium of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) and Lund University (Sweden). Candidates study the first year either in Groningen or Madrid. In the second year all students move to Sweden to specialise in development and growth issues at Lund University School of Economics and Management.
The Groningen–Lund programme provides rigorous training in economics and quantitative methods and offers a variety of electives in central topics in development. At the end of each programme year you complete an independent research project, closely supervised by the faculty.
On successful completion, you will obtain an MSc in Economic Development and Globalization (formerly known as MSc International Economics and Business) of the University of Groningen, and a Master Degree in Social Science with major in Economic Development and Growth of Lund University. This two-year double-degree master combines the analysis of economic development from a long-run, historical perspective with a range of courses in economics and demography.
The double degree with Lund University in Sweden helped me to expand my technical knowledge in the field of international economics. The programme gave me the opportunity to develop new skills and capabilities, which will certainly be useful for my future career. During the double degree, I joined the “Lund Innovation Challenge '' which is a three-day challenge where students are divided into groups and are required to come up with an innovative idea, keeping sustainability in mind.