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Land Management and Community Development

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Learning outcome targets

The GTDL course is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to social sciences which is applied to the issues of biodiversity, agriculture, food and the environment. The main disciplines involved are ecological and political economy, agro-economics, political science, and law (land and environmental). This content places this unique course coherently within existing training available (local, national and international). The objectives of the GTDL course are to provide students with the necessary skills to analyse a situation related to local development and environmental issues, to anticipate future developments and to raise awareness, train and mobilise stakeholders around flexible and innovative collective strategies.
The approach is innovative in that it offers training which focuses on the issue of managing the transition towards more sustainable development and what this transition implies: for regional stakeholders (M2 GTES), for stakeholders in the business world (M2 AEGR) and in terms of the development of developing countries (M2 DYNPED). Other GTDL courses which exist in France mainly focus on specific areas (urban, rural, etc.) without questioning the notion of development itself.

Transfer paths
  • M1 Management of Land, Risks and Environment - Students must hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent (from France or elsewhere). This GETEDELO Master M1 is intended for students with a background either in social sciences (economics, sociology, geography, management and planning, etc.), in political and legal sciences, or in environmental and life sciences (ecology, agronomy, etc.).
  • AEGR M2 study path – Economic Analysis and Risk Governance –
    Holders of a Master 1 in economics, law, politics, management, geography, biology; graduates of Grandes Écoles, or other equivalent qualifications in another field, following a skills assessment. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient English-speaking abilities.
  • DYNPED M2 study path – Dynamics of emerging and developing countries –
    Holders of a Master 1 in engineering sciences (agronomy, etc.), social sciences (geography, planning, political science, sociology, demography, etc.)
  • GTES M2 study path – Management of transition, ecology and societies –
    Holders of a Master 1 in political and social sciences (economics, management, geography, etc.) and in life sciences (biology, agronomy, etc.).
Academic partnerships

Centre d'énergétique de l'école des mines (Sophia Antioplis)
Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Université de Paris 7

Skills required within the Field of Study :
  • Describe and define a complex system in an area.

  • Analyse the current situation, assess the resources and restrictions of an area

  • Link knowledge in a systemic way, taking into account the diversity of stakeholders’ presentations.

  • Prioritise actions to be taken, with a view to shared management

  • Evaluate and design assessment procedures for the programme of action

  • Defend a scientifically substantiated point of view, based on a critical stance