ATTENTION: In the 2021-22 academic year this Master's has been replaced by a new version.

Any adjustment between versions will not prejudice or undermine the rights and guarantees of current students.

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img-7083005.jpgThe Master’s in “Sustainable Local Development and Co-Development” aims to meet societal needs, repeatedly requested by individuals and institutions, which demands professionals with the appropriate training, who can promote development in its most diverse facets.

This training must combine multiple knowledge areas —anthropology, economics, law, geography, the environment, etc.— allowing students who complete the Master's to work professionally and efficiency.

From the academic, scientific and professional perspectives, the Master’s addresses current perennial aspects concerning the development of people:

  • Local development and co-development in its many aspects: rural and urban, inland and coastal… Studying the different models and their peculiar characteristics (industrial districts, local production systems, and local development plans…).
  • Cooperation in development and population migration, that to a large degree are caused by poverty and the low living standard in the place of origin, or by wars and social instability, which usually cause underdevelopment. Development cooperation and training of people from other places, which then promotes socio-economic development in their countries of origin; this is vital for improving the standard of living in many areas that are presently pockets of poverty and immigration.
  • Sustainability, which involves development plans making rational use of resources, respecting the environment and not mortgaging the development of future generations. At the same time, being viable from the economic standpoint.
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Suggested profile for newly enrolled students

Potential students of the Master’s in Sustainable Local Development and Co-development will come from both academic and professional fields. As an eminently interdisciplinary master's degree, the spectrum of bachelor's degree students is wide, coming from degrees such as economics, business administration, tourism, humanities, law, public administrations, educational sciences, and the environment, among others.

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Objectives and Competencies

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Professional and Academic opportunities

Upon completing these studies, graduates will have the academic and employment opportunities listed below:

Academic opportunities. Relation with other studies

At the end of the Master’s in Sustainable Local Development and Co-development, the student may access doctoral studies programmes that are admitted by current regulations.

Academic opportunities. Relation with other studies

Professional opportunities

img-master7083004.jpgThe Master’s in Sustainable Local Development and Co-development training plan provides adequate training for students to orient their activity towards research while not prejudicing their ability to complete the curriculum following more professional pathways.

The range of employment opportunities is very broad and constantly evolving. There is abundant employment demand within public bodies, at various levels of local government (local development agent, territorial analyst, socio-cultural animator), as well as in private organizations and companies.

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