Master Géographie, aménagement, environnement, développement

Master Géographie, aménagement, environnement, développement

Parcours International Development Studies sustainability, participation, innovation (IDS) 2e année

Présentation et objectifs

Sustainable development requires innovative strategies, new conceptual and practical tools and holistic policies. We provide students with a theoretical, empirical and practical understanding of global social, economic and environmental change, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to promote sustainable local development in the context of globalisation.We aspire to a pioneering approach comparing innovations in South and North, while focusing on the global circulation of development strategies. This programme is designed for students with a strong background in social sciences (e.g. Geography, Regional Planning, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Development, etc.) and an interest in addressing development issues critically. A general introduction to international thoeries, debates and politics on 'development' will form the basis for addressing major challenges to sustainable local development from theory to practice. Multi-level case studies from development programmes and projects in Africa, South-East Asia, Latin America, Pacific, Indian Ocean and Europe will be used to assess the possibilities and limits of transferring strategies and tools from one regional context to another. The programme  consists of nine interactive courses followed by an internship within a host organization and the writing of a Master dissertation.



Atouts de la formation

An integrated, interdisciplinary, comparative approach Problem-oriented analysis A people-centred view Experienced lecturing staff with an extensive network of local and international development and research organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Indian and Pacific Oceans and Europe. Teaching/Learning Methods

Alternation of lectures, seminars, workshops, team work presentations, reports, occasional field trips,  guest speakers.

The three central courses of the programme focus on social environmental and economic  sustainable development issues. Every course includes introductive lectures, giving an insight into facts, theories and concepts, as well as two seminars, focusing on project related strategies and tools.

Dimension internationale :

Formation tournée vers l’international

International teaching staff

Autres structures partenaires



    Stages, projets et missions

    Nature : Obligatoire
    Lieu : En France ou à l'étranger

    The 3-5 month internship within a host organisation abroad or in a European country gives our students the opportunity to find out what working as a development expert or researcher is like. Our teaching staff will actively help the students to find a host organisation which is adequate to their interests, professional or research oriented ones. The hosting organisation may be an international or national organism, state or local government, a research centre or a university, a non-governmental organisation or a business. The internship will be done under supervision of our academic staff as well of the hosting organisation itself.



    Conditions d’admission

    Pour un parcours de master qui ouvre en M2 :

    L'accès en M2 est sélectif. Ce parcours est ouvert sur dossier aux candidats titulaires d'une première année de master dans le domaine ou via une validation d'acquis ou d'études.

    Applicants should have a minimum qualification equivalent to four years of university studies

    Continuous education:
    Students fall under the continuous education scheme if they:
    - go back to studies after an interruption of two years or more,
    - did follow a continuous education programme during one of the two previous years,
    - are employees, independent entrepreneurs or registered as job seekers.

    In case you do not have the required diploma, you might initiate the accreditation of personal and professional experience (VAPP).


    All applicants are expected to have a solid background in social sciences or working experience in development cooperation. As students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work in English, English B2 (upper intermediate) language proficiency has to be shown by one of the following: TOEFL score of at least 87 (internet based) IELTS score of at least 5.5 (internet based) Cambridge/Oxford Advanced Certificate of Proficiency A degree from a university where English is the language of instruction. French students are legally exempted from these proficiency certificates. Their English language knowledge will be evaluated by the admissions committee. Applications will be carefully evaluated by the admissions committee. The committee assesses the quality of each application compared to the other applications received. 

    Strong background in social sciences and/or working experience in the field of development cooperation

    Public visé

    French and international students with a strong background in social sciences (e.g. Geography, Regional Planning, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Development, etc.) and an interest in addressing development issues critically.

    Et après ?

    Et après ?

    Insertion professionnelle

    Lors de l'enquête 2014-2015, 3 diplômés répondants sont sur le marché du travail (emploi+recherche). Parmi eux, 100% occupent un emploi 30 mois après leur diplôme.