Master – Geography, Planning, Environment, Development

Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean

Course: Territories and societies of the Indian Ocean

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +5

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Moufia Campus

Type of training : Master

Training regime: Initial formation

Training summary

This Master is structured around the following axes:

  • sustainable development in island and intertropical environments

  • risk management

  • the best knowledge of societal dynamics in the southwest of the Indian Ocean.

It mobilizes, in close proximity and with the best possible efficiency, a team of teachers-researchers whose work, lessons, experiences and expertise have long been focused on the structuring axes of the Master's degree. .

Training aims

This training is specifically designed to produce operational executives and to capitalize on territorial expertise which, regionally, is still largely lacking in many local authorities and administrations or even in numerous technical services, associations or design offices in Reunion and beyond.

This training is built with the ambition and concern to develop very practical training content close to realities on the ground. It is also designed to prepare some of the future Master's graduates to continue in research and undertake a doctorate.

Advantages of the training

Device to help with success and ambition to support training

Opportunity for national and international mobility thanks to a network of European, North American, South African, Australian and New Zealand universities likely to receive our Master 1 or Master 2 students during their Master's course.

Opportunity for certifications during training, particularly in IT 

Targeted skills

  • Mastery of planning, development and environmental concepts and tools

  • Autonomy and good capacity for analysis, synthesis, writing, oral expression, research of specialized information, working in a team, participating in local, regional, national and international projects

Summary of lessons by course

The main lessons concern:

  • research methodology seminars

  • epistemology seminars

  • seminars in planning and urban planning

  • environmental seminars (health, protected spaces)

  • lessons on tools (mapping, data processing, GIS)

  • specialized seminars (mobility, tourism, geopolitics, city and heritage, insularity)

  • modern language training


A two-month Master 2 internship is mandatory

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

On file, baccalaureate + 3 or equivalent

Continuing Studies


Career opportunities

Professions of:

  • teaching

  • the research

  • the layout

  • the environment

  • local and international development

  • engineering (project manager, study manager, project manager) in design offices and with local, territorial authorities and associations

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