LAUREA MAGISTRALE IN SCIENZE PER IL PAESAGGIO
Università degli studi di Padova
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The MSc in Landscape Studies offers the unique opportunity in Italy to study in depth landscape issues within a vibrant and multidisciplinary scientific environment.
The role that the landscape plays for the quality of life (in cities and in the countryside), the attractiveness of places and productions, the revitalization of marginal areas, the cultural growth and well-being of the populations is nowadays recognized and shared. It requires new skills in order to integrate the complex issues of protection with those of sustainable development, promotion and awareness-raising, starting from a solid knowledge of the landscapes and their representations.
The program will provide students with specific competences and skills in order to develop a critical approach in dealing with landscape issues within different contexts. In particular, students will be able to: analyse, integrate and interpret data and knowledge with reference to both technical and humanistic aspects of landscapes; apply to landscape the principles of sustainability in environmental, economic and socio-cultural terms in accordance to the Agenda 2030 goals; develop projects for the management and the promotion of landscapes; use methodologies and tools to stimulate awareness raising and participation and produce effective communication about landscape issues.
The course is characterised by practice-oriented teaching, including professional workshops, seminars and internships in collaboration with extra-academic partners, outdoor experiences and field trips, Erasmus exchanges with qualified European universities, the opportunity to carry out the degree thesis in the project-work format, active participation in events promoting landscape culture.
In line with the most advanced international perspectives in the study of landscape, this Course follows the recommendations of the UNISCAPE Declaration of Higher Education on Landscape.
The study plan covers natural and cultural, rural and urban landscape issues including a range of disciplines such as physical and cultural geography, landscape law, regional and landscape planning, statistics and qualitative methodologies, geographic information systems and digital landscape visualisation, Anthropocene studies, landscape history and archaeology, place branding, tourism and landscape, landscape education and participation studies, creative communication and art and film studies.
Graduates will learn how to work in public and private bodies, in enterprises and organisations in the following areas: support to landscape planning and management; landscape promotion within the tourism, leisure and recreational fields; development of landscape education, participation and communication activities.
Graduates may also consider a career as geography teachers in schools, upon obtaining their teaching qualification and successfully participating in calls for teaching, pursuant the current regulations.