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Master in

Integrated planning for rural development and environmental management

Present edition: 1st part: 26 September 2016 – 9 June 2017 / 2nd part: September 2017 – June 2018 ··
Next edition: 1st part: September 2018 – June 2019 / 2nd part: September 2019 – June 2020

Master in

Integrated planning for rural development and environmental management

Present edition: 1st part: 26 September 2016 – 9 June 2017 / 2nd part: September 2017 – June 2018 ··
Next edition: 1st part: September 2018 – June 2019 / 2nd part: September 2019 – June 2020

Syllabus and study guide

The programme is structured in two parts. The first part (60 ECTS) has a professional orientation and covers lectures and practicals, individual and team study and work, and technical visits. This part is delivered by UdL lecturers and guest lecturers of renowned experience from international institutions and universities, research centres, services of administrations and companies from various countries. The second part (60 ECTS) focuses on the introduction to research, critically applying the knowledge, skills and competences acquired in the first part to problems related to planning and environmental management of rural areas. This part of the Master is carried out in the UdL or in other universities, research centres or companies of acknowledged prestige, usually in Spain or in the country of origin of the participant, under the supervision of a Practicum tutor and a director for the research project, who should be a PhD with experience and prestige in the subject of the research.

All the units included in the programme correspond to a postgraduate level second-cycle, according to the European Space for Higher Education (ESHE) and are delivered in a face-to-face mode. The units for each part of the programme are shown below. The Study guide for each Unit provides detailed information on contents, competences, learning activities, learning assessment, etc.

First part of the Master (60 ECTS)

  • Unit 1 – Planning for sustainable rural development (4 ECTS) (Compulsory) (first year, first semester)
  • Unit 2 – Natural resources (5 ECTS) (Compulsory) (first year, first semester)
  • Unit 3 – Natural and agricultural production systems (7 ECTS) (Compulsory) (first year, first semester)
  • Unit 4 – Environmental economics and policies (6 ECTS) (Compulsory) (first year, course)
  • Unit 5 – Socioeconomics of rural areas and development policies (5 ECTS) (Compulsory) (first year, course)
  • Unit 6 – Spatial and socioeconomic analysis (9 ECTS) (Compulsory) (first year, course)
  • Unit 7 – Land use allocation and modelling (9 ECTS) (Compulsory) (first year, second semester)
  • Unit 8 – Integrated planning project (15 ECTS) (Compulsory) (first year, course)

    Inventory (4 ECTS) (first semester)
    Diagnosis of the physical, social and economic environment (4 ECTS) (second semester)
    Generation and evaluation of alternatives and plan of action (7 ECTS) (second semester)

Second part of the Master (60 ECTS)

  • Unit 9 – Introduction to research (30 ECTS) (Compulsory) (second year, third semester)

    Basic tools for the elaboration of scientific and technical documents and publications (6 ECTS)
    Rural Planning Practicum (24 ECTS)

  • Unit 10 – Master’s final work (Master Thesis) (30 ECTS) (Master’s final work) (second year, fourth semester)