General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Blended

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


Faculty of Arts / Granada campus

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s degree will be able to: – Obtain the necessary knowledge and skills for effective interventions in specific territories. – Asssume social responsibility in the management of territory. – Take an integrated approach in the exercise of territorial governance. – Understand the relationship between the physical environment and the social and human sphere. – Combine the temporal and spatial dimensions in the explanation of socio-spatial processes. – Understand the functioning of the local geographic space within wider geographic scales. – Master the analysis and diagnosis techniques from a territorial approach for territorial planning. – Know the theoretical models, the legal foundations and the forms of management of territorial and urban planning. – Use and apply geographic information technologies in territorial planning tasks..; – Generate environmentally, socially and economically sustainable proposals for the localization of activities and services, for the management of resources and the establishment of territorial restrictions. – Propose and evaluate development strategies. – Diagnose conflicts and territorial inequalities and prescribe strategies and actions for their correction. – Analyse, evaluate and resolve the issues involved in territorial and urban planning from a legal point of view. – Understand the legal and instrumental frameworks that govern territorial and urban planning.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Planificación, Gobernanza y Liderazgo Territorial

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Conditions and Values for Leadership. Social Responsibility in Territorial Management 1st Year 1st Semester
Determining climate change scenarios in contrasting landscapes: Prevention and adaptation strategies 1st Year 2nd Semester
Development Strategies for Touristic Areas 1st Year 2nd Semester
Environmental Problems in the Mediterranean Area: Climate change, Environmental Risks and Soil Uses in Interface Spaces 1st Year 2nd Semester
GIT and Geolocalisation. Case Studies 1st Year 2nd Semester
GIT and Landscape 1st Year 2nd Semester
GIT and Network Analysis 1st Year 1st Semester
GIT and Territorial Planning 1st Year 1st Semester
GIT for the Evaluation of Land Carrying Capacity 1st Year 1st Semester
GIT for Urban Planning. Case Studies 1st Year 2nd Semester
Integrated Management of Coastal Areas. Case Studies 1st Year 1st Semester
Inter-Municipality Cooperation: Diversity in Administration Forms 1st Year 2nd Semester
Landscape Analysis and Management Tools 1st Year 2nd Semester
Landscape Integration Strategies and Techniques 1st Year 1st Semester
Management of Environmental Risks in Complex Spaces 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Mobility Plans and Infrastructure Strategic Planning 1st Year 2nd Semester
Planning and Management of Territorial Projects 1st Year 1st Semester
Practical Management of Cultural Heritage. Case Studies 1st Year 2nd Semester
Qualitative Techniques for Territorial Planning 1st Year 2nd Semester
Quantitative Techniques for Territorial Planning 1st Year 2nd Semester
Residential Differentiation and Urban Governance 1st Year 2nd Semester
Social Research Applied to Urban Conflicts 1st Year 2nd Semester
Strategies for Environmental Sustainability 1st Year 2nd Semester
Strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Mountainous Tropical and Mediterranean Areas 1st Year 2nd Semester
Strategies for the Development and Dynamization of the Rural World 1st Year 2nd Semester
Territorial Actors and Citizen Participation in Territorial Management: Methods and Tools for Participatory Planning 1st Year 1st Semester
Territorial Governance, Strategic Public Management and Quality in the Public Sector 1st Year 1st Semester
Territorial Information 1st Year 1st Semester
Territorial Intelligence: Innovation and Competitiveness 1st Year 1st Semester
Territorial Planning 1st Year 1st Semester
Territorial Planning. Practical Case Analyses 1st Year 1st Semester
Urban Planning Criteria: Compact City versus Urban Sprawl 1st Year 2nd Semester
Urban Planning Law and Legal Framework for Territorial Planning 1st Year 1st Semester
Urban Planning. Practical Case Analyses 1st Year 2nd Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– Strategies For Territorial Governance and Leadership – Territorial Planning

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Students with a mother tongue other than Spanish will be required an accredited Spanish B1 level or higher, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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