• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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  • English, French


STeDe - International Joint Master in Sustainable Territorial Development from University of Padova concerns the economic competitiveness, social inclusion,  environmental protection, international cooperation  and intercultural relation  challenges of territorial development focussing not only on local communities, but also on enterprises, non-state actors and civil society organizations. It also aims to offer an example of sustainable territory involving all local organizations, which should have human resources available and able to promote sustainable development.

Attending lectures is compulsory; no distance learning will be provided.

 The Master refers to the ability of:

  • giving recommendations in the area of sustainable territorial development ;
  • taking part in the idea, analysis and management of a sustainable development policy on the territory;
  • assessing the different validation tools for sustainable development actions and policies within public and private territorial organizations.

Job opportunities:

Job opportunities for alumni could be found in all sectors where sustainable development actions should be implemented, in particular in territorial organizations responsible for the creation of sustainable territories (territorial communities, enterprises, non-state actors and civil society organizations, local governments), the central government and international organizations.

Potential posts are: environmental adviser; sustainable development manager in local communities, public administrations, enterprises, civil society organizations & local governments; representative within local public institutions, national and international institutions, enterprises, trade unions & professional bodies.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Communication, culture and the knowledge of Italian socio-cultural environment
  • Group interaction and dynamics
  • Project planning and evaluation
  • How to measure the impact of local development programmes
  • Territorial development and tools
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        Detailed Programme Facts

        English Language Requirements

        This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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        Academic Requirements

        Admission criteria:

        Candidates with education in human and social sciences (economics, geography, sociology, development, management, law, etc.) or hard sciences (agriculture, environmental sciences, engineering, architecture, forestry, etc.) will be accepted to the Master. Candidates are requested to have a first cycle degree of 180 ECTS (Licenciatura, Bachelor degree, Laurea, Licence) or an equivalent degree (diplme d'cole d'ingnieurs, cole de commerce etc.).

        A basic knowledge of economics will be appreciated.

        For more information, please visit programme website.

        Tuition Fee Per Year

        • EUR 7000 International
        • EUR 4000 EU/EEA

        For Erasmus+ scholarship holders (all categories) all participation costs (fees) are covered by the scholarship.


        Scholarships for Partner Countries residents and Programme Countries residents.

        Eligibility criteria
        • Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries count as Partner Country students.
        • Partner Country students who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme Country are considered as Partner Country students. The five-year reference period for this 12-months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.
        For more information, please visit programme website.

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