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Master's degree Sustainable Development and Territorial Project Management in Mediterranean Area and internationally - year 2

  • Initial training - continuing education
  • Marseille
  • Standard rhythm
  • Eduniversal Ranking: 20th

Presentation of the training

The Mediterranean territories are faced with various issues and challenges that question, in a global way, their resilience, their capacity for adaptation and even transformation. Tomorrow's managers will need to acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to apply the challenges of sustainable territorial development to cooperation projects. The aim of this Master's Degree is therefore to train students in the management of sustainable cooperation projects in the Mediterranean and internationally. The courses should enable students to acquire a culture in the field of international project management, sustainable development, the public and non-market sector, but also to deepen certain themes specific to the Euro-Mediterranean area, associated sectoral issues and professional techniques through the learning of applied research methods.

This Master's Degree meets the following objectives:

  • Designing & managing cooperation projects: mastering the contingencies of a project and its territory (Mediterranean, international), giving priority to interculturality and transversality (multidimensional approach to sustainable development and cooperation),
  • Mastering the methods of prospective and sustainable territorial strategy: to know the devices, public policies and strategic approaches (of town planning, sustainable territorial development, cultural development etc.), to better understand the levels of public decision making and their interactions (local, national, European, international).
  • Mastering project financing engineering: mastering the techniques for putting together dossiers (European and international), seeking public or private funding (fundraising techniques), participating in project management.
  • Target audience

    This Master's Degree is open in initial training or continuing education to students holding a Master 1 level or equivalent.

  • Skills

    Graduates will have acquired the following skills:

    Theoretical knowledge and skills: actors, stakes and policies specific to the issues of sustainable development and those of the Euro-Mediterranean context.

    Know-how and practical skills: management tools, project management, preparation of grant applications, financial management, strategy and foresight, applied research methods, documentary research, writing summaries, mastery of ICTs.

    Social and relational skills: synergy and coordination of various skills, presenting orally in front of an audience and with ICT, enhancing one's skills and expertise in a professional setting.

  • Organization of the training

    All teaching modules are in the form of lectures, but often group work is required.

    From November onwards, 2 days are left vacant to give students the opportunity to do a part-time internship and/or work on their project.

    The internship is mandatory. It can be done part-time, at the rate of two days per week in the company from November, or full-time from April. The duration of the internship is a minimum of 4 months to a maximum of 6 months and is the subject of a research paper.

    Students are also supervised in the conduct of sponsored projects and inserted in the professional environment. At the end of the period, they will be asked to support their project before a jury.

    At least 50% of the contributors are professionals from partner structures (ANIMA, DREAL, Migrations et Développement, AVITEM, Région Sud, FEMISE, ADEME, MUCEM,etc.). The teaching methods are innovative and call upon the involvement of the students (project management, qualitative and quantitative research methods, case studies, immersion...).


  • Content of the training

    Semester 3:

    Resilience and International Cooperation (6 ECTS)
    Foundations of territorial resilience
    Local action and international cooperation
    Sustainable Territorial Governance I (9 ECTS)
    Sustainable tourism and heritage management
    Sustainable land use planning
    Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
    Alternative models of development: inclusive and circular economy
    Intercultural Project Management (6 ECTS)
    Management of cultural projects: from conception to evaluation
    Intercultural cooperation and management
    Geopolitical approach to conflicts
    Financing of projects and preparation of dossiers (6 ECTS)
    Assembly of national and international files
    Project Financing
    English (3 ECTS)

    Semester 4:

    Sustainable Territorial Governance II (6 ECTS)
    Sustainable management and governance
    Strategy and territorial foresight
    Energy transition and climate change
    Survey methodology and project management (9 ECTS)
    Applied Research Methods
    Project management: implementation and monitoring
    Vocational integration (15 ECTS)
    Internship and dissertation
    Initiation to the search for internships and jobs
    Memory methodology

  • Further education and job opportunities

    Further education:
    Ph.D. in Sciences Management

    Opportunities :

    • Sectors : Central and decentralized administrations, local authorities, public sector agencies, European or Euro-Mediterranean institutions, in the non-market sector: non-for-profit organizations, professional organizations, consular bodies, in public service companies and in management and sustainable development consultancy agencies whose clients are public administrations or non-market institutions.
    • Positions covered:
      • Project manager (territorial development, spatial planning, environmental protection, social development)
      • Sustainable Development Manager
      • Policy Officer for Euro-Mediterranean Relations
      • Environmental Officer, Climate Plan Coordinator
      • Consultant for the development of Euro-Mediterranean relations
      • Sustainable development consultant for communities or companies
  • Admission requirements

    Admission is subject to an application.

    For students in initial training: a Master 1 in Public Management or a diploma of equivalent level, more generally a Master 1 in Law-Economy-Management in line with the professional project and the program.

    For those in continuing education : a Masters Degree 1 in Public Management or equivalent functions in the public or private sector, in line with the professional project of evolution or consolidation proposed by this program.


  • Partnerships & training highlights

    Various structures are regularly linked to the Master 2 DDGTPMI : ANIMA, AVITEM, DéfisMed, Migrations et Développement, the Conservatoire du littoral, ADEME, DREAL, Institut de la Méditerranée, Région Sud. Professionals are involved in the training. And, they regularly call upon the skills of students in the management of projects and internships.

    Highlights of the academic year in which the students take part are: Master Class "Trans/Borders and Dialogue of Disciplines", Events (Mediterranean of the Future, Emerging Valley, ICO Solutions...).



IMPGT's multidisciplinary training allows students to acquire solid notions about sustainable development and the issues that arise from it. The complementary nature of the teaching and the professors, both academic and professional, is a real asset for professional integration.

Virginie HUGUES
CSR/Climate Project Manager - COMMITTEE 21
Master's degree Sustainable Development and Territorial Project Management in Mediterranean Area and internationally - year 2
Class of 2018-2019

Personally, I can say that I was accompanied in the search for my internship and that the change of internship was facilitated by the teaching staff. As far as the courses are concerned, I appreciated having theoretical as well as practical courses. This is indeed the strong point of our training I think. Moreover, the IMPGT certainly depends on the faculty, but has a more personal functioning allowing a real follow-up by the teachers of the students and promotions limited to about thirty students. Having completed all of my studies in the faculty with nearly 500 students, I have noticed the difference in the follow-up and also the proximity with the teachers.

Mathilde BARET
Project manager in the AIR and CLIMATE department - RAMBOLL
Master's degree Sustainable Development and Territorial Project Management in Mediterranean Area and internationally - year 2
Promotion 2019-2020

[...] This year is very professional because we learn to work in "project management" mode with files to be submitted in groups, and time dedicated to tutored projects. In addition to this, individual performance, a lot of practical case studies in sessions, allowing us to acquire organisation, efficient working methods and a certain rigour, these are skills that are highly sought-after in the world of work [...] Thanks to the quality of this course, [...] I was able to find my first job as a project manager and executive in the local civil service directly the month I obtained my diploma, in a period that was not conducive to employment. […]

General Affairs Officer - Métropole AMP
Master's degree Sustainable Development and Territorial Project Management in Mediterranean Area and internationally - year 2
Promotion 2019-2020


Pedagogical Manager :

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Emmanuelle Moustier
In charge of cross-functionality
Lecturer | Academic Director of Master's degree program :Sustainable Development and Territorial Project Management in Mediterranean Area and internationally Year 2

Schooling Service :

Jenny Ottosson
Master's degree program Registrar : MQGRS - MDDGTPMI (Year 2) ; in charge of international relations