​​​​​​​​

​​​​Choosing Your Major!

As a BIDS student you have an opportunity to specialize within your degree in one of the following four disciplines:  

  • Economic History
  • Human Geography
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

You will make your choice during year 1 in the spring application period which occurs between mid March and mid April. Since courses may vary from one year to another, we will schedule a meeting in late February or beginning of March where representatives from the different departments will join in and present their discipline and courses. They will also have an access to this page where they can post relevant information as well as upload any application form (if applicable).​

Note! BIDS majors courses are not our regular programme courses (like other UTVC courses). They are courses offered by different departments that are later included in your diploma - as your specialization courses. Most of the courses (except for example STVC02 and STVC05) are offered to not only BIDS students, but to other students at Lund University too. For this reason, you have no place guarantee. In case if there are more applicants than available spots, you may be placed on the waiting list. To be on the safe side, it is a good idea to choose several back-up options in case if you do not get admitted to the first major course of your choice. However, don't worry that you might not be admitted to any course at all. BIDS administration helps every student with these issues, and we will find solutions to even the most complicated cases. If you have not been admitted to the necessary amount of credits after the first notification round (published in July), please email bids@keg.lu.se. This is not a situation that happens often, but since BIDS administration does not have any control over application process in this round, we can not guarantee that no problems will occur.

FAQ: How does the choice of specialization/major affect my degree?

The discipline of your choice will be written in your degree as your major. I.e. if you choose to study 30 ECTS in Human geography in year 2, you will graduate with a BSc in Development Studies with a major in Human Geography. 

Your major tells not only future employees where your main interest lays, it also will dictate which department your thesis supervisor will come from. 

Furthermore, for PhD studies in many universities, you are required to have previous relevant studies and as development studies is interdisciplinary subject this can be a way to fulfill that requirement.

Note: This is only for courses which can be counted as your major. For your 30 elective courses you are much more free, as long as you get them pre-approved by the programme coordinator via bids@keg.lu.se


FAQ: Can I choose any course from the four departments?

When it comes to selecting courses within majors, different departments have different approaches to handling the process. In order to assist you, we have developed a list of possible courses that you can rely on (see the list below).  The courses on the list are the best suit for the BIDS programme and for this reason, we encourage you to select them!

If you choose to major in Sociology, Human Geography or Economic History, you can apply to all courses (regardless of whether it is given in Swedish or in English) offered by the respective departments, both on introductory level (grundnivå) and bachelor level (kandidatninå). Here the main requirement is that you fulfil the admission requirements as indicated in corresponding course syllabuses.

If you choose to major in Political Science, please note that during Autumn semester the department offers only two introductory level courses for BIDS students (STVC02 and STVC05). If you complete these courses during Autumn Semester, you will be qualified to undertake other courses on the bachelor's level (kandidatnivå) offered by the department of political science during Spring Semester.​


Presentations from info meetings in February 2017

Sociology: Department of Sociology.pptx

Human Geography: Department of Human Geography.pptx

Political Science: NO PRESENTATION

Economic History: Department of Economic History.pdf


BIDS YEAR 2courses within majors

Autumn Semester 2017

Sociology

SOCB27: Sociology: International Migration & Development, 15 credits (half-speed)

SOCB28: Sociology: Development and Social Welfare Policies, 15 credits (half-speed)

For questions, please contact studievagledare@soc.lu.se  


Economic History

EKHB21: Growth, Stagnation and Inequality in Africa, 7,5 credits

EKHE42: Emerging Asia - Economic Transformation in East and South East Asia, 7.5 credits

EKHE43: The Rising Giants - China and India Entering the Global Scene, 7.5 credits

SASE10: Swedish Economic Development, 7,5 credits

SASE13: Population Aging and the Welfare State, 7,5 credits

courses in Swedish:

EKHA20:  Grundkurs, 30 hp

EKHA22: Världens ekonomiska historia, 15,0 hp

EKHA51: Den svenska modellens uppgång och fall , 7,5 hp

EKHA72: Dagsaktuella arbetsmarknadsfrågor i ett historiskt perspektiv, 7,5 hp

EKHA61: Miljöhistoria ur ett ekonomiskt perspektiv, 7,5 hp

EKHA62 Hållbar utveckling - debatt, teori och empiri, 7,5 hp

For questions, please contact hakan.lobell@ekh.lu.se  


Human Geography

SGED11: The Contemporary Geography of African Development I, 15 credits

SGED12:  The Contemporary Geography of African Development II, 15 credits

SGEA23: Human Geography (continuation course), 30 credits

courses in Swedish: 

SGEA20: Human Geography (entry level course in Swedish), 30 credits

SGEG20: GIS: Geografiska informationssystem för samhällsvetenskap, introduktion med tillämpningar, 30 credits​(previous course code SGEG10)

For questions, please contact bids@keg.lu.se


Political Science

STVC02​: The Politics of Development, 15 credits

STVC05: International Political Economy and Development, 15 credits

The two courses “The Politics of Development” and “International Political Economy and Development” is arranged as a course package (STVUT2) with application number LU-26251.

For questions, please contact studievagledare@svet.lu.se.


BIDS YEAR 2 - courses within majors

Spring Semester 2018

Sociology

SOCB29: Managing Sustainability, 15 credits (half-pace)

SOCB26: The Sociology of Human Development, 15 credits (half-pace) 

For questions, please contact studievagledare@soc.lu.se  


Economic History

EKHD02: The Global Economy, 15,0 credits (Internet/Distance)​

EKHE32: European Integration, 7,5 credits

EKHE33: The Break with the Old Order, 7,5 credits

EKHE52: Business and Society - a Dynamic Perspective, 7,5 credits

EKHE53: Financial Systems: Development and Crises, 7,5 credits

SASE10: Swedish Economic Development, 7,5 credits

SASE11: Economic Change, Labour Market and the Population, 7,5 credits

SASE12: Family and Work: Scandinavia in International Perspective, 7,5 credits

courses in Swedish

EKHA20: Grundkurs, 30,0 hp

EKHA22: Världens ekonomiska historia, 15,0 hp

EKHA41: U-länderna och den globala obalansen - framsteg och fattigdom, 7,5 hp

EKHA42: Utvecklingens villkor i ett historiskt perspektiv - från kolonialism till globalisering, 7,5 hp

EKHA73: Teknologisk och social utveckling – Historiska erfarenheter och framtida utmaningar, 7,5 hp

For questions, please contact hakan.lobell@ekh.lu.se  


Human Geography

SGEG16: GIS in Social Sciences - Basic Level​, 7,5 credits


SGEG17GIS in Development Studies - Applications​, 7,5 credits

SGEA23: Human Geography (continuation course), 30 credits

courses in Swedish:

SGEG20: GIS: Geografiska informationssystem för samhällsvetenskap, introduktion med tillämpningar, 30 credits​(previous course code SGEG10)
For questions, please contact bids@keg.lu.se


Political Science

No offerings of Courses within Major; onoly Electives would be available (information is sent seperately to student emails at a later occassion)

For questions, please contact studievagledare@svet.lu.se.


BIDS YEAR 3 - courses within majors​​​​

Major Economic History

Application code: LU-60103EKHK17

Application code: LU-60113. EKHK18

 

Major Human Geography

Application code: LU-64523SGED07

Application code: LU-64563. SGED10
 

Major Political Science

Application code: LU-66033. STVB30

Application code: LU-66073. STVK12

 

Major Sociology

Application code LU-65703. SOCB24

Application code LU-65743. UTVK03 





Presentations from informational meeting September 28th, 2016

Economic History: Bids introduction_EcHist16.pptx

Human Geography: Geography and Development.pdf 

Political Science:  BIDS Political science intro .pdf

Sociology: BIDS 2016 sociology.pptx



 
EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System

Live@Lund is set to read only mode. If you want to download your material click on the link.More info.