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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
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Degree course details
Degree course type Second cycle degree D.M. 270/2004
Su2297
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Degree course code SU2297
Activated in 2016/17
Year of degree course structure 2017/18
Class (Ministerial field of study code) LM-81 - Development co-operation
Degree issued
Branch Padova
Language English
Degree course tracks Common track
Related degree courses --
Other degree courses within the same class    IA2296 - LOCAL DEVELOPMENT - SVILUPPO LOCALE
IA2384 - SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

Brief description of the degree course
Characteristics and objectives
The course—conducted entirely in English—provides an advanced training level in the promotion of local development. It is aimed at graduates who wish to orient the skills acquired as an undergraduate to the development and growth of local realities in both consolidated development contexts and fragile ones.
Graduates of the master will have an advanced knowledge of curricular subjects and a thorough understanding of specific forms—social dynamics, organizational, economic, territorial and institutional—that characterize the local development processes in different contexts and at different levels of development. The curricular contents will cover in-depth and integrated 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; and in project planning. A particular focus will be placed on the aspects of social and environmental responsibility.
Graduates will have the following abilities and competences: to recognize the emergence of favourable conditions for local development (positive approach); to identify the adequacy/inadequacy of the development processes by making distinctions between them, using as a reference the different categories of local development; and to promote the emergence of favourable conditions for local development (normative approach). More specifically, in this respect, graduates will acquire in depth—and with the ability to apply their knowledge independently, particularly in problematic contexts—the different methodologies used for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects for local development.
The course includes an intrinsic multicultural and multilingual dimension, reinforced by partnerships and agreements for mobility with foreign universities for both students and teachers (Erasmus agreements).

The course begins with a kick-off seminar (3-4 days). This activity provides an orientation to the program by involving all of the operational resources of the course. The propaedeutic efficacy of the kick-off seminar (KOS) comes from the insight gained from how the course content is shared and from what roles and tasks are offered, thus creating a well-informed and solid foundation for the educational activities.
The course includes an on-site traineeship, in Italy or abroad, in conjunction with relevant agencies, associations, institutions, companies and NGOs, with the ultimate objective of conducting a case study that will provide the starting point for the master degree’s final exam.

Occupational opportunities
Potential professional opportunities lie in the vast field of local spatial development at the micro-, meso-, and macro-scale/level. They would involve context analysis and feasibility studies, activities in the framework of the project cycle, and participation in the design and evaluation of policies and sector programs.
Workplaces: NGOs, public administrations at various levels, national and international agencies and organizations, professional associations and citizen associations, and companies.

Admission
Admission type Open access with admission requirements
number of non-EU students resident abroad 15
        of which Chinese ("Marco Polo" Programme) 1
Minimum number of pre-enrollments on which the activation of the Course of Study depends   --
Enrollment as a part time student yes
Fees Fees for A.Y. 2017/18
Admission notice    Admission notice for A.Y. 2017/18

Admission tests and pre-selections
Updated on 25/05/2017, at 07:30
Test Submission of applications Number of
applicants
of which applied as 1st choice
"Local Development - 2017/18 - only FOREIGN qualifications" expired on 26/04/2017 33 33

Course calendar
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Show examination schedule 2017/18 Reg.2017 examination schedule
Show final examination schedule 2017/18 Reg.2017 final examination schedule

Links
Website of the academic structure http://www.dissgea.unipd.it/
Ministerial websites Universitaly
Academic reference structures School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Chair of the Degree Course Teachers' Council MARINA BERTONCIN

Course units available for each Academic Year of the degree course
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Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
COMMON SUP7080281 ECONOMIC POLICY AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
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9 1st Year Second semester
COMMON SFM0014299 ECONOMIC PROCESSES IN LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
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9 1st Year Second semester DAVIDE GUALERZI
COMMON SUP7080280 GEOGRAPHICAL SPACE: THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL APPROACHES
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6 1st Year First semester MARINA BERTONCIN
COMMON SUP7080297 GIS FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
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6 1st Year First semester SILVIA PIOVAN
COMMON SFM0014289 GOVERNANCE OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
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9 1st Year First semester EKATERINA DOMORENOK
COMMON SFM0014295 HOW TO MEASURE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
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9 1st Year Second semester MARIA CASTIGLIONI
COMMON SUP4065305 PROJECT PLANNING AND EVALUATION
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6 1st Year First semester
COMMON SFM0014290 SOCIAL DYNAMICS IN LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
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6 1st Year Second semester MATTEO BORTOLINI
COMMON SUP3051519 TOPICS IN POLITICAL ECONOMY: REGIONS AND CITIES
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9 1st Year Second semester DAVIDE GUALERZI
COMMON SUP4065274 ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS 6 2nd Year First semester
COMMON SUP7080959 GROUP INTERACTION AND DYNAMICS (C.I.)    
»   SUP7080961 GROUP DYNAMICS AND TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING (MOD. A) 6 2nd Year First semester Required
»   SUP7080960 HOW TO ENHANCE GROUP INTERACTION AND INTERCULTURAL LEARNING (MOD. B) 6 2nd Year First semester Required
COMMON SFM1026971 HOW TO MEASURE THE IMPACT OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES 6 2nd Year First semester
COMMON SUP7080317 TERRITORIAL PRACTICES FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT 6 2nd Year First semester

Other activities
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
COMMON SFM0014296 KICK-OFF SEMINAR
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1 1st Year First semester MARINA BERTONCIN

Internships and traineeships
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
COMMON SFM0014288 INTERNSHIP
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8 1st Year Annual MARINA BERTONCIN

Final examination
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
COMMON SFN1036417 THESIS
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22   Annual