The Master’s Degree in Regional and Local Development provides multidisciplinary training in humanities and social sciences. It aims to balance theoretical contributions from research with outcomes from professional experience. The course teaches the skills to master tools and analytical techniques essentially from the fields of sociology, geography, planning and development, and political science. This master’s aims to train professionals in a variety of fields, according to previous training. In particular, in the field of environmental management and regional development, in the field of project engineering for small and medium-sized towns, and in the field of innovation and urban and/or industrial development.
Course presentation and admission requirements
Master's Degree in Regional and Local Development (M1)
This multidisciplinary first year is common to all three master's degrees at the Albi site : Environmental Management and Regional Development, Town Planning for Small and Medium-sized Towns, Regions, Innovations, Town Councils, and Companies.
- Second year specialisation : Environmental Management and Regional Development (M2)
This course aims to train professionals in environmental management and regional development. The professional in this field will learn to take into consideration both technical and regional factors in order to understand how ecosystems, geo-systems, and other socio-systems work.
- Second year specialisation : Town Planning for Small and Medium-sized Towns (M2)
This course aims to train professionals capable of designing, setting up, and overseeing projects in various areas (transportation, lifestyle, housing, business, facilities, public spaces etc.) concerning small and medium-sized towns.
- Second year specialisation : Regions, Innovations, Town Councils and Companies (M2)
Based on the planning, assessment, and support of innovative urban and/or industrial development projects, this course aims to train professionals capable of proposing solutions for a better linkage between digital technologies, land-use planning, and public usage.
Organisation du diplôme
The course is organised over two years, divided into four semesters. The first year is common to all three master's degrees. In the second year, students specialise in one specific field.