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Inter-University Master's Degree in Planning, Governance, and Territorial Leadership - 10th edition


The master's degree is aimed at graduates in Geography, Geography and territorial organization, Architecture, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Sciences, Engineering and Civil Engineering and related areas.

Prospective students must have a high capacity for work, critical and self-critical awareness, a strong ethical commitment and an interest in deepening their understanding of the importance of territorial issues and how these affect the world.

Generally speaking, the master’s degree is aimed to two types of candidates:

  • Graduates in Geography, Architecture, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, Political and Administrative Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology, Engineering, Tourism, History and related areas.
  • Professionals from public administration (town councils, district councils, provincial councils, regional government) or the private sector (consultancies, bureaux) who are engaged in work relating to leadership and territorial planning but who do not possess a specific qualification in the knowledge area.

Although it is not a specific requirement for the master's degree, candidates are recommended to have knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS), particularly the program ArcGIS. Prospective students who cannot accredit knowledge of GIS must register for an online ArcGis course before lectures start.

Specific documentation required

In addition to the compulsory general documentation required for pre-registration, this master's degree also requires that you submit:

  • A certificate accrediting the ability to speak and write in Spanish, for foreign candidates coming from countries where Spanish is not an official language
  • Documentation proving knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS). Students who cannot certify this knowledge must register for an online ArcGis course.

You can also submit proof of complementary training related to the master's degree and knowledge of English or other languages.

Selection criteria

  1. Academic transcript (40%).
  2. Relevance of basic training (20%):
    • Geography, Territorial Organization and equivalents: 100%
    • Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences, and similar: 75%
    • Economics, Sociology, Political Sciences and related degrees: 25%
    • The remaining admitted degrees: 25%
  3. Complementary training related to the master's degree (15%):
    • Postgraduate studies: 7.5%
    • Other related training: 7.5%
    • Professional experience related to the goals and career opportunities of this master’s degree: 15%
    • Publication s in scientific magazines related to the master’s subject: 10%
  4. Knowledge of English and other scientific languages: (5%)

You may also be interviewed by the entity responsible for admissions. However, if any places remain unfilled, the entity responsible for admissions may admit students without prioritising them according to their merits, provided, that is, that they meet the access requirements.

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