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Agrocampus Ouest WebsiteAGROCAMPUS OUEST

French Institute for Life, Food and Horticultural Sciences and Landscaping

TEAM - Actors : "Transitions in Environmental and agrifood systems management"

Master's in Agrosciences, environment, territories, landscape, forest

Program adapted to English speaking students

The duration of the training is 2 years or 4 semesters.

Each semester corresponds to the acquisition of 30 ECTS.

The 1st year of Master M1 is composed of semesters 7 and 8.
The 2nd year of Master M2 is composed of semesters 9 ad 10.

Master 1

Semester 7

Teaching units

  •  Scientific approach (group work) - 5 ECTS
  • Interdisciplinary stakes and challenges of environmental issues (case study) - 5 ECTS
  • French language (compulsory for students who do not speak french) - 6 ECTS
  • Internship – 14 ECTS
    Understanding of the French environmental and agricultural context, qualitative and quantitative data processing

Semester 8

Teaching units mandatory (22 ECTS):

  • Innovative project management (4 ECTS)
  • Diversity and evolution of living organisms (4 ECTS)
  • Introductory teaching (3 ECTS)
    - Data analysis
    - Risk concept, evaluation, management, prevention
  • Ecotechnology (4 ECTS)
    - Ecotechnology Common core
    - Ecotechnology and environment
  • The environment as seen by the social sciences (4 ECTS)
  • Languages (3 ECTS)
     - English
     - German, Spanish, Italian, ...

Teaching units a choice (8 ECTS) :

Choose 1 from:

  • Modeling the water balance (4 ECTS)
  • Aquatic environments (4 ECTS)
    - Continental aquatic environments
    - Aquatic environments

Choose 1 from:

  • Fom the field to GIS (geographic information system) (4 ECTS)
  • Agroecology (4 ECTS)

Master 2

Semester 9

Teaching units/common part (12 ECTS):

  • Environmental analysis and prospective (8 ECTS)
    - Transition context
    - Analysis of environmental data
    - Environmental field project
    - Introduction to complex projects: characteristics and modalities of the field
  • Professional project (2 ECTS)
    -  Literature Review
  • Languages (2 ECTS)
    - LV1: English
    - LV2 : German, Spanish, Italian, ...

Teaching units/option (18 ECTS):

  • Transition issues (5 ECTS)
  • Social transitions and sustainability issues
    - New social and economic models in the north and south
    -  Supporting technical and social change
  • Agroecology and place-based Food Systems (3 ECTS)
    - Multi-criteria analysis applied at farm scale
    - Territorial food systems
    - Complex Case Workshop No.1
  • Actors and public actions, place-based development and governance (3 ECTS)
    - Public and Political Action - Agricultural and Food Issues
    - Public and political action - Development of rural territories
    - Complex Case Workshop No.2
  • Engineering Tools (3 ECTS)
    - Methods and tools for qualitative data processing
    - Building collective action and agreement processes
    - Complex projects engineering
  • Territorial development field project (4 ECTS)

Semester 10

Master thesis - 30 ECTS

Contacts

AGROCAMPUS OUEST

Course supervisor
Catherine DARROT
catherine.darrot@agrocampus-ouest.fr

Course coordinator
Hussein Al Mohammad
hussein.almohammad@agrocampus-ouest.fr

Admission
master@agrocampus-ouest.fr