Master of Science in Local Development

University of Padova

Program Description

Master of Science in Local Development

University of Padova

Course description

This degree course is held entirely in English, and provides a thorough understanding of specific forms and social, economic, regional and institutional dynamics that characterize the processes of local development in different contexts and at different levels of development, and knowledge aimed at promoting the implementation of a sustainability process (policies, operational practices).

In particular, this degree course objective seeks to provide an in-depth application of the different methodologies used for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects for local development.

This degree course includes activities dedicated to acquiring advanced knowledge in the fields of political, economic, regional and social organization, statistics for the measurement of local and sustainable development, intercultural learnings, design, and development of group dynamics.

The course includes an on-site traineeship, in Italy or abroad, in conjunction with relevant authorities and NGOs, to conduct the case study that will provide the starting point for the Second Cycle degree course final exam.

Career opportunities

This degree course prepares students for professions in local development and more generally in development cooperation in different social and regional contexts, with non-governmental organizations, government at various levels, international organizations and agencies, professional and neighborhood associations. Potential employment opportunities lie in the broad field of development cooperation - especially decentralized - and the promotion of community development in terms of context analysis and feasibility studies, activities under the project cycle, participation in the elaboration and evaluation of policies and programs of this sector.

Entry requirements

There is no limited number or admission test.

Students can enrol if holding a three-year Degree (Laurea, Ba/BSc, Licence, Licenciatura, a.s.o.)

Curricular requirements:

  • Degree in L-1, L-5, L-6, L-7, L-10, L-11, L-12, L-13, L-14, L-15, L-16, L -17, L-18, L-19, L-20, L-21, L-24, L-25, L-26, L-32, L-33, L-34, L-36, L-37 , L-39, L-40, L-41, L-42 ex DM 270/04 or graduation grades 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 ex DM 509/99 obtained in any Italian university.
  • B2 level English certificate (mother tongue candidates are exempted from the obligation to send the certificate).
  • Degree mark: 95/110.

For candidates who have an Italian qualification other than those covered by DM 509/99 or DM 270/2004, verification of curricular requirements will be carried out by the Admission Commission.

Language requirements

B2 Level (with certificate)

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
2,504 EUR
For academic year 2017/18: EUR 2.504
Information
Deadline
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28th February 2018 (early selection for candidates with a foreign degree).
Locations
Italy - Padua, Veneto
Start date : Sept. 2019
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28th February 2018 (early selection for candidates with a foreign degree).
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Dates
Sept. 2019
Italy - Padua, Veneto
Application deadline Request Info
28th February 2018 (early selection for candidates with a foreign degree).
End date Request Info