Regional Development

Social and Legal Sciences

The globalisation of the economy and regional and local development is undergoing a major transformation. On the other hand, the growing importance of knowledge and innovation in growth and competitivity strategies of both companies and regions, the development of clusters as competitive economic spaces and sustainability as the basic component, pose a need for an articulated integration of regions in globalisation processes. This Master has its origins in the Post-Graduate Programme “Regional Development, Training and Employment” that won a Mention of Quality from the Ministry of Education since the 2004 call for candidates. This led to the proposal of a semi classroom-based Master, but mainly on-line, in line with the new regulations, and focused on Regional Development studies

General information

  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Methodology: Semi classroom based
  • Place:
    • Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism. Section of Economic and Business Sciences
  • Academic direction:
  • The objective of the Master in “Regional Development” is to provide advanced training with an inter-disciplinary approach and integrating vocation that can train researchers in the knowledge, competences, abilities and skills necessary to conduct substantive research tasks in the field of regional development. This master also has a vocation to equip our students with the training tools necessary to give them the skills to gain entry to the regional job market
  • Graduates from this master will be researchers with the knowledge, competences, abilities and skills necessary to be able to undertake substantive research tasks in the field of regional development
    General skills
    • Know the framework in which the economic and social reality of regions unfolds
    • Apply economic and/or social development models on a regional scale
    • Implement economic and/or social planning from a regional perspective

    Especific skills
    • Know how to interpret and identify the different players and aspects of regional problems and development
    • Know the fiscal specificities of the Canary Islands as an outermost region
    • Know how to link economic dynamics and training competences with the particularities of regional employment markets
    • Know how to apply theoretical knowledge in the field of training and employment to instrumental aspects like designing policies and their assessment methodology
    • Know how to determine the best statistical-econometric techniques and/or models to achieve the objectives of regional economic policy
    • Know how to apply political analysis methods and techniques in the specific field of regional development
    • Know the processes, instruments and resources for developing territories in an innovative manner
    • Know how to analyse and assess strategies in the context of the EU for smart and integrating specialisation of the outermost regions and the Canary Islands
    • Know how to appraise any kind of local proposal from the standpoint of sustainability
    • Know how to identify the effects that social projects may have on local development
    • Know and manage regional tourist activities in the field of innovation and training
    • Know and set regional objectives and planning instruments in the area of training and innovation in services
    • Analyse and establish R+D+i training actions that can be rolled out by the Public Administrations to foster regional development

  • Students with Social Science and legal qualifications and qualifications relating to the management and design of public policies
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