MSc in Economic Growth, Innovation and Spatial Dynamics

Economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship are ar­eas of intense research in a number of countries. This programme combines the three areas, meeting a need in analytical and planning work for the ability to merge knowledge about economic modelling and the role of innovation and entrepreneurship with empirical evidence of economic change across time and space.

The programme provides knowledge about theories of eco­nomic growth and innovation, as well as insights into the historical evidence of economic growth and innovation, the spatial dimensions of economic growth and innovation and entrepreneurial activity and the commercialisation of inno­vations. Students will acquire the ability to critically assess reports and scientific literature as well as the ability to carry out investigations and analyses within the field.

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).

A creative and innovative environment

At Lund University you will experience a unique atmosphere with informal relationships between students and profes­sors, where personal initiative and innovative and critical thinking are not only encouraged but also expected. This academic approach proves to be an asset when graduates later step out into the world of work, having grown both as professionals and individuals.

Career prospects

Graduates will qualify for any profession that requires in­tellectual judgement, evaluation and analysis of economic facts and ideas, and good communication skills. Graduates are particularly well equipped for analytical and planning work in government and international organisations, as well as for work in non-governmental organisations and con­sultancy.

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Programme quick facts

Duration: 2 years, full time, 120 credits
Arrival Day: 19 August 2014
Study period: 1 Sep 2014 – 3 June 2016
Degree awarded: MSc, 120 credits

Class profile 2012/13

178 applicants: 36 enrolled
Age range: 22-40
Male/female: 47% / 53%
10 nationalities

Programme contact details

Programme Director
Professor Jonas Ljungberg

Master's Programme Coordinator
Håkan Lobell, PhD