Programme description Course Edition 2017/2019

STeDe Master is a master level degree course and consists of 120 ECTS credits in two academic years (From October to August). All the course units and educational activities are offered in the four participating universities through a specific mobility scheme for the students: each participant will study in at least 3 different countries

Common mobility track for all students :  
First semester Second semester Third semester Fourth semester
30 ECTS credits 30 ECTS credits 30 ECTS credits 30 ECTS credits

Università di Padova (Italy)

K.U. Leuven (Belgium)

Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon-

Sorbonne (France)

In one of the 3 European partner universities if non Eu students or at Universidade Catolica Dom Bosco (Brazil), Cairo University (Egypt), Université de Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), University of Johannesburg (South Africa) if EU students


The Scientific and Pedagogical Commitee shall consider motivated exceptional changes to mobility track.


Università degli Studi di Padova: First semester (Credits) 

CU1 : Communication, culture and the knowledge of Italian socio-cultural environment (3 ECTS)

CU2 : Group interaction and dynamics (10 ECTS)

CU3 : Project planning and evaluation (6 ECTS)              

CU4 : How to measure the impact of local development programmes (6 ECTS)

CU5 : Territorial development and tools (6 ECTS)


Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: Second semester (Credits) 

CU1 : Communication and Knowledge, and Socio-cultural and Economic Environment of Belgium (3 ECTS)

CU2 : Spatial Management (9 ECTS)

Choice from

  • Strategic Spatial Planning (6 ECTS)
  • Geography of developing countries (6 ECTS)
  • Critical review of sustainable development policies and planning (3 ECTS)
  • Natural risk management(3 ECTS)
  • Society - Environment Internactions (3 ECTS)
  • Natural Risk Management (3 ECTS)
  • Landscape urbanism (3 ECTS)
  • Urban political ecology (3 ECTS)

CU3: Intercultural and tourism destination management (6 ECTS)

Choice from 

  • Tourism, Globalisation and Sustainable Develoment (3 ECTS) 
  • Culture and Tourism (3 ECTS)
  • Heritage and sustainable tourism development (3 ECTS)
  • Conservation Policies: seminar (3 ECTS)

CU4: Integrated project from the place/destination management practice (9 ECTS)

  • Destination Management (from site to landscape) (6 ECTS)
  • Place Management (from neighbourhood to region) (6 ECTS)
  • Destination Management Assignment (from site to landscape) (3 ECTS)
  • Place Management Assignment (from neighbourhood to region) (6 ECTS)



 Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne: Third Semester (Credits) 

CU0 :  French Language (0 ECTS)

CU1:   Communication, culture and the knowledge of French socio-cultural environment (3 ECTS)

CU2 :  Mandatory courses (21 ECTS)    

Module 1 : Economie, développement durable et territoires (Min. 9 ECTS)

Choix parmi / Choice among the following courses :

  • Stratégies territoriales durables - Territorial strategies for sustainability (3 ECTS)
  • Economie et politiques de l'environnement – Environmental economics and policy (3 ECTS)
  • Entreprises et développement durable – Business and sustainable development (3 ECTS)
  • Finance et développement durable – Finance and sustainable development (3 ECTS)

Module 2 : Stratégies locales (Min. 6 ECTS)

Choix parmi / Choice among the following courses :

  • Développement économique local – Local economic development (3 ECTS)
  • Enjeux et outils du développement économique local - Stakes and tools for local economic development (3 ECTS)
  • Choix de localisation et dynamiques territoriales - Location choices and territorial dynamics (3 ECTS)
  • Services publics locaux - Local public services (3 ECTS)
  • Prospective et stratégies territoriales - Forward-looking approaches for territorial development (3 ECTS)
  • Conduite d'un projet de territoire - Territorial project management (3 ECTS)

Module 3 : Outils (Min. 3 ECTS)

Choix parmi / Choice among the following courses :

  • Analyse des données – Data analysis (3 ECTS)
  • Econométrie appliquée – Applied econometrics (3 ECTS)
  • Techniques d'enquête – Survey methodology (3 ECTS)
  • Cartographie – Cartography (3 ECTS) 

CU3 :  Workshop (6 ECTS)



Università degli Studi di Padova, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Universidade Catolica Dom Bosco, Cairo University, Université de Ouagadougou, University of Johannesburg 

Fourth semester (Credits)

 Internship (12 ECTS)

 Thesis (18 ECTS) 

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 July 2017 08:10



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