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Study in Italy with The University of Padua

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Full time September MSc 2 years full-time

About the course

The Local Development programme trains professionals to be able to help private and public organizations, enterprises, local communities, civil society movements acting in the territory to draft local development policies.

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

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, 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


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