Master's Degree in Regional and Local Development
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The Master's Degree in Regional and Local Development provides multidisciplinary training in humanities and social sciences. It aims to balance theoretical contributions from research with outcomes from professional experience. The course teaches the skills to master tools and analytical techniques practically from sociology, geography, planning and development, and political science—this master's aims to train professionals in various fields, according to previous training. In particular, in environmental management and regional development, in project engineering for small and medium-sized towns, and innovation and urban and industrial development.
Course presentation and admission requirements
Master's Degree in Regional and Local Development (M1)
This multidisciplinary first year is typical of all three master's degrees at the Albi site: Environmental Management and Regional Development, Town Planning for Small and Medium-sized Towns, Regions, Innovations, Town Councils, and Companies.
Second-year specialization: Environmental Management and Regional Development (M2)
This course aims to train professionals in environmental management and regional development. The professional in this field will learn to consider both technical and regional factors to understand how ecosystems, geo-systems, and other socio-systems work.
Second-year specialization: Town Planning for Small and Medium-sized Towns (M2)
This course aims to train professionals capable of designing, setting up, and overseeing projects in various areas (transportation, lifestyle, housing, business, facilities, public spaces etc.) concerning small and medium-sized towns.
Second-year specialization: Regions, Innovations, Town Councils and Companies (M2)
Based on the planning, assessment, and support of innovative urban and industrial development projects, this course aims to train professionals to propose solutions for a better linkage between digital technologies, land-use planning, and public usage.
The course is organized over two years, divided into four semesters. The first year is typical of all three master's degrees. In the second year, students specialize in one specific field.