DDM Economic Development and Growth (MEDEG)

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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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, specialized 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 specialize 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 faculty.
On successful completion, you will obtain an MSc in 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.

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diplomaMSc International Economics and Business
typedouble degree, 120 EC
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
Studying Economics and Business in Groningen

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

Two degrees of two top-class European research Universities, Groningen and Lund, combining training in strategic analysis and decision-making in national and international corporations and public organisations, thorough understanding of recent aspects of globalisation, specialisation in economic development and growth issues. It is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.


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opbouwThe courses above are a selection of the complete curriculum.

Check for in-depth info on all courses:
1e jaar In the first year of the MEDEG programme you will study the one-year, 60 EC Master's degree programme in International Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. You will focus on the theme "Globalization, Growth and Development", studying development and international economics, statistics and long run development. You will take 35 EC of compulsory courses and 5 EC electives, and will complete a 20 EC Master's thesis project.
Master's Thesis
Growth and Development Policies
Foreign Direct Investment and Trade
2e jaar During the second year at Lund University, you can further specialize in economic development and growth in relation to issues such as demographic change, institutions, sustainability and energy, innovation and human capital. You take 15 EC of compulsory courses and 30 EC of electives and can choose elective courses of the MA programme International Economics. You will also do a 15 EC Master's thesis.
Comparative Analysis of Economic Change
Development of Emerging Economies
Master's Thesis


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study guidance
Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.
study abroad
The second year of the two-year MEDEG programme, you will study at Lund University, Sweden.


Toelating en studiekosten

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A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure/support/admissions-office

estimated monthly costs

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


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27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU


The EBF (Faculty of Economics and Business student association) is an association that builds a bridge for students between their college years and career. The EBF organizes symposia, research projects in and outside of Europe, two-day congresses and much more events.

Master Community - IBM/IEB
Make the most of your master by getting to know your fellow students and prepare for your future career.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/9 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM Economic Development and Growth (MEDEG)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
38% vrouw
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2/9 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM Central-East European Economies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
38% vrouw
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3/9 Rijksuniversiteit
International Economics and Business
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
38% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/9 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM China and the World Economy
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
38% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/9 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM International Development Economics
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
38% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/9 Utrecht
Banking and Finance
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
44% vrouw
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7/9 Utrecht
Financial Management
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
44% vrouw
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8/9 Utrecht
Business Development and Entrepreneurship
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
44% vrouw
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9/9 Utrecht
International Management
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
44% vrouw
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

DDM Economic Development and Growth (MEDEG) aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 27 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

This programme provides you with plenty of career opportunities in institutions all over the world addressing economic development, such as the EU, OECD, ILO, World Bank, UNESCO, WTO, CEPAL, IADB (Inter-American Development Bank), NGOs, governments and central banks, think tanks, multinational companies and consulting firms.
You will also obtain the advanced skills required to carry out research in the fields of development economics, economic history, applied economics and international economics. You may choose to pursue an academic career and continue in a PhD programme. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

FEB Careers Company:

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

current job market

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salaris na 1,5 jaar zeer goed
kans op een vaste baan goed
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Potentiële beroepen

  • beleidsmedewerker economische zaken
  • business development manager
  • commercieel directeur
  • commissaris nv, bv
  • economisch adviseur
  • financieel directeur
  • hoofd economische zaken
  • hoogleraar economie
  • inkoopdirecteur
  • marketingmanager
  • sales- en marketingmanager
  • salesmanager
  • treasurer
  • universitair (hoofd)docent economie
  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker economie
bron: UWV


Dr. (jutta) Bolt

Academic Coordinator

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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