Objectives & career options

General objectives

The general objectives of the Master’s Degree in Local Development and Land Use Innovation are:

  1. To provide a specialist training for experts and technical staff qualified in local development, in order to meet the current demand from public administrations and private non-profit institutions (foundations, non-governmental organisations, etc.).
  2. To conduct an analysis of local development processes, which are increasingly related to global economic, social, cultural and educational phenomena.
  3. The dissemination of the European Employment and Spatial Management Strategy and teaching how it can be applied locally.
  4. To study useful and effective strategies and instruments capable of diversifying the fabric of production, enhancing the value of endogenous resources and generating a dynamic of sustainable growth on a district and local level in any country or region in the world, with particular interest in the most disadvantaged areas.
  5. To introduce students to local development and land use innovation research, from either a sector-specific or an integrated perspective.

The aim is to use an applied approach to provide students with the tools needed to incentivise and promote sustainable endogenous development by use and value enhancement of existing territorial resources.

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Structure 

 

Structure of the Master’s Degree: credits and subject groups

 

Type of subject

Credits

   Compulsory (OB)

48

   Final project (OB)

12

TOTAL CREDITS

60

 

Distribution of subjects by module

 

FIRST SEMESTER

SECOND SEMESTER

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE INNOVATION

OB

6

INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES. LAND USE IMPLICATIONS

OB

6

STRATEGIC PLANNING APPLIED TO TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

OB

6

TOURISM AND ITS LAND USE IMPLICATIONS

OB

6

LAND USE PLANNING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

OB

6

POPULATION DYNAMICS AND STRUCTURES. NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES

OB

6

FARMING ACTIVITIES AND THEIR LAND USE IMPLICATIONS

OB

6

LOCAL MARKETS AND EMPLOYMENT PROMOTION

OB

6

 

 FINAL PROJECT

OB

12

 

General course programme

 

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Distinctive Features

 

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Resources and Facilities

 

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Further Education

After completing an official Master's degree, students can take a PhD degree or third-cycle university studies, related to the Master's degree they have completed or to related areas. A list with all PhD degrees offered by the University of Alicante at:

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Career Opportunities

Focus

Academic and research.

Master’s degree specialisation profile

In addition to the general objectives, there are two possible specialisation profiles for graduates: academic and introduction to research.

  1. Academic Profile: graduates are provided with the latest tools and knowledge in the field of local development and land use innovation. This specialisation can help students to improve their professional practice in the field of local development and land use innovation whether working as consultants, documentalists, mediators and advisers to national and international organisations, or as experts in assessing regional development projects, programmes and plans, in the role of specialists within public administration land use planning or territorial development bodies, specialists or managers of public or private local development and land use innovation organisations, or as teachers on occupational training courses.
  2. Introduction to research profile: the Master’s course has been designed to comprise the training period for the University of Alicante “Local Development and Land Use Innovation” Doctorate Programme.

 

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Scholarships and Funding

 

Information on existing scholarships and grants to study university degrees is available here:

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University Life

Further information on our campus and the activities and resources available, organised by or related to the UA:

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