Department of Economic History

Lund University School of Economics and Management

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Bachelor's studies

Beside our international bachelor programme Economy and Society undergraduate studies at the Economic History Department comprises courses of a general character as well as specialised in-depth courses. The first term's study provides a broad knowledge base that facilitates the understanding of several other subjects e.g. economics, sociology, and political science. Further study in economic history can constitute the major subject in a bachelor's or master's degree, and has been shown to be a worthwhile investment in terms of employment after graduation. A selection of courses is offered in English and Swedish.

Master programmes

The Department of Economic History is involved in four Master's Programmes starting in late August. The programmes are multidisciplinary and offered in cooperation with the Centre for Economic Demography, Department of Economics, Department of Business Administration, and the Department of Social and Economic Geography.

The programmes provide both a one year (60 ECTS) and a two year (120 ECTS) MSc degree in accordance with the Bologna system. Students admitted to the programmes decide the length of their studies during the second semester. This flexibility is especially useful for students that get job offers and hence prefer to graduate after one year. The flexible set up, however, also guarantees all students a two year graduate programme if they wish. The Department of Economic History provides the options - you choose!