Joint European Master in Comparative Local Development

Master CoDe



Programme structure

I. Didactic activities are structured around mandatory and optional courses, and other activities (such as internship). Courses planned to be offered are:

Semester Course name ECTS Location of the course
  Mandatory modules (60 ECTS)    
1st 1. Economic foundations of local development  9 Budapest
1st 2. Social and political foundations of local development  9 Budapest
1st 3. Research methodology, project evaluation and impact assessment  6 Budapest
2nd 4. Data analysis and territorial statistics  6 Regensburg
2nd 5. The management of diversity in societies 9 Regensburg
3rd 6. Legal analysis of local development  6 Trento
3rd 7. Economic and social analysis of institutions  6 Trento
3rd 8. Local sustainable development 9 Trento
1st / 2nd or 3rd Language course (German, Italian) 3 At any partner university
  Elective (optional) courses (27 ECTS)    
1st / 2nd or 3rd Students are requested to choose elective courses offered by the hosting institution which will provide a list of suitable courses at the beginning of the semester. 27
(in TOTAL)
At any partner university

Didactic activities may also include laboratories and guest lectures. 

II. Participants have the opportunity to attend Hungarian, Slovenian, or other language courses upon their request as extracurricular activity.

III. Internship (10 ECTS): internship is held in qualified organisations (institutions of local and regional government, public/private partnerships, decentralised administrations of national government, industrial districts, trans-border co-operation-projects, policies for enterprises and local development, services to enterprises, research centres, local banks, NGOs active at local level or for the promotion of local development) located in the countries of the partner and associated universities or in international organisations (350 hours).

Students are invited to find other suitable placement opportunities, which meet their research objectives upon authorization by the International Academic Committee of the Master CoDe programme. 

IV. Project Work (Master thesis) (20 ECTS): analysis, research and fieldwork aimed at the elaboration of an original and innovative analysis on local development. 

Schedule of activities

I semester  (1st semester, 1st year)
Mandatory courses 1 – 3, language and optional courses; examinations
September 2017 – January 2018
II semester  (2nd semester, 1st year)
Mandatory courses 4 – 5; language and optional courses; examinations
February 2018 – July 2018
III semester (1st semester, 2nd year)
Mandatory courses 6-8; language and optional courses; examinations
September 2018– January 2019
IV semester (2nd semester, 2nd year)
Internship; Project Work
February 2019 - June 2019
Project Work completion June 2019
Project Work defence and Graduation Ceremony September 2019,


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