Master of Science in Local Development

General

Programme Description

Programme structure

The programme includes subjects like political, economic, regional and social organisation, territorial and spatial analysis (GIS), statistics for the measurement of local and sustainable development, intercultural learning, design and development of group dynamics. During the second year, on-site traineeship will enable the students to carry out researches that could be the starting point for the Master’s degree final exam.

Career opportunities

Graduates work as professionals in local development and development cooperation within different social and regional contexts in international, governmental and nongovernmental organisations, through context analysis and feasibility studies, elaboration and evaluation of policies and programmes.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required, with proven skills in Political Science, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Economics, Management, Cooperation and Development, Intercultural Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, International Law, Political Philosophy, Geography, Social Psychology, Sociology
  • Minimum GPA equivalent to Italian 95/110

Language requirements

English language at a B2 level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or corresponding level (e.g. Academic IELTS or TOEFL/IBT) is required. A certificate stating they have demonstrated such ability may be presented if it is not more than 3 years old at the date of enrolment. If the candidate is an English mother tongue speaker or has attended their upper secondary school or a degree course taught in English, no language certification is necessary.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a ... Read More

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background. A qualification from the University of Padova is a symbol of having achieved an ambitious objective, one that is recognised and coveted by both students and employers alike. Read Less