Master's degree TEAM-Actors

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

TEAM- Actors: Transitions in Environmental and Agrifood Systems Management

The major environmental issues (climate change, erosion of biodiversity, protection of vital natural resources such as water, air and soil) and societal issues (political and economic crisis linked to the process of globalization of trade, inequality of access to natural resources, food stakes for a growing population) mark the first decades of the 21st century, as well as innovative solutions, combining local dimensions and multi-actor and multi-scalar networks.

This master programme has been built on the basis of a prospective describing the evolution of the professions in environment with many professionals involved. Several observations have emerged: the environmental dimension is essential in public decision-making. Climate change and the preservation of resources (biodiversity, water, soil) require adapting the scenarios of development and spatial planning. Several laws (energy transition, biodiversity laws, the Water Framework Directive, etc.) provide an evolving regulatory framework. New agricultural models placing the environment at the center of technical practices are emerging. The productive question of agriculture comes back in public issues via food. Urban public decisions affect rural areas.

It has 2 specific characteristics that are necessary to approach complex environmental issues (natural resources management, food systems):

  1. the close link between engineering and social sciences in order to understand the complexity of processes linked to these objects: multi-stakes, multi-actors
  2. the approach to these issues at the systemic level of the territory.

Based on close interactions between the scientific world and the professional world, it responds to new public demands for a management of resources and territories responding to the major stakes of society in the environmental, agricultural and food fields.

Enrolments take place at AGROCAMPUS OUEST on Rennes Campus.

Level required in English or French for international students:
English: students from countries where English is neither the official language nor the language of higher education must provide a proof of language proficiency. The minimum level to be certified is the B2 level in English.

Admission

The programme is available to international students holding a bachelor's degree in the field of Science of life, the environment or social science or equivalent, after selection on file and interview.

Registration

If your country of origin is part of countries using the CEF procedure:
http://www.campusfrance.org/en/page/a-country-using-cef-procedure
You must contact the Campus France Agency of your country of residence and follow the online procedure to register. You must then choose the program that you wish to follow in the catalog of training offered by our institution and respect the entire CEF procedure.
To know the address and phone number of the Campus France office the closest from your home, please consult the following page:
https://www.campusfrance.org/en/espaces
Deadline of the registrations on Campus France: March 6th 2020
IMPORTANT: If you do not submit your application via Campus France, your application can not be considered.

If your country of origin is not part of countries using the CEF procedure or if your country of residence is already France, you don’t have to follow the CEF procedure.
In this case, you must download and return to AGROCAMPUS OUEST the application form below before May the 15th 2020.

Download Application file for 2020/2021

This application file must be adressed and sent by post to:
AGROCAMPUS OUEST
Direction des Formations et de la vie étudiante
Pôle Recrutement Master
65, rue de Saint-Brieuc
CS 84215
35042 Rennes Cedex
France

Admission

• Without other conditions for students having validated the master 1 (M1) level of the Agrosciences, environment, territories, landscape, forest Master degree

• After a selection process and an interview for international students who have already validated a master 1 (M1) or equivalent.

Registration

If your country of origin is part of countries using the CEF procedure:
http://www.campusfrance.org/en/page/a-country-using-cef-procedure
You must contact the Campus France Agency of your country of residence and follow the online procedure to register. You must then choose the program that you wish to follow in the catalog of training offered by our institution and respect the entire CEF procedure.
To know the address and phone number of the Campus France office the closest from your home, please consult the following page:
https://www.campusfrance.org/en/espaces
Deadline of the registrations on Campus France: March 6th 2020
IMPORTANT: If you do not submit your application via Campus France, your application can not be considered.

If your country of origin is not part of countries using the CEF procedure or if your country of residence is already France, you don’t have to follow the CEF procedure.
In this case, you must download and return to AGROCAMPUS OUEST the application form below before May the 15th 2020.

Download Application file for 2020/2021

This application file must be adressed and sent by post to:
AGROCAMPUS OUEST
Direction des Formations et de la vie étudiante
Pôle Recrutement Master
65, rue de Saint-Brieuc
CS 84215
35042 Rennes Cedex
France

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. Consult regularly our website.

Tuition for the Master's degree in Agrosciences, environment, territories, landscape, forest is 1765 euros per year in 2020-2021 (re-evaluated each year).

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

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

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

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)

Master thesis - 30 ECTS

The professional context induced by these major transitions shows a fragile and rapidly changing agricultural sector, and local communities investing new vocations and creating more interfaces between public and private issues thanks to new processes such as facilitation, mediation and coordination. Such a transitions towards a more collaborative management of territories and management mobilizes a wider range of actors of with farmers and their organizations, local authorities, State services, territorial public institutions, but also civil society, sectors of the council, research, companies, new actors of the social economy and solidarity ...

Consequently, new professional fields are identified for the students of this master's: Habitat / Urbanism, Mapping and monitoring of the environments, blue & greenways management, renewable energies, agro-ecology, littoral , water management, health and environment, territorial Waste management.

The careers dealing with consulting activities and territorial management now recruit at the M2 level or beyond. More and more professional situations, in the public and para-public as in the private sector, develop contracting processes linking private and public sector to carry on environmental management activities. They highly rely on project management skills, and on advice, expertise, decision support and facilitation. Entrepreneurship and, in particular, self-entrepreneurship are encouraged.

Exemples of the variety of occupations and positions available for the Master TEAM students:

  • Coordinator of territorial projects (watersheds, territorial food projects ...)
  • Development officer in local authorities
  • Development group leader
  • Responsible for studies in development and environment
  • Consultant on ecological and social issues related to territorial projects
  • Service providers drinking water, sewage, waste, hydraulic ...
  • Risk Manager for Environmental Assessment

Future sectors of employment of Master TEAM students in a wide field of employment sectors in the public, parapublic and private domains:

  • Consular chambers and technical institutes
  • Institutions for territorial management
  • Design offices
  • Local authorities
  • Agricultural development and civil society groups
  • Research and higher education organizations
  • Associations and foundations
  • Large companies

Students who have graduated from the Master's Degree may also pursue a thesis at our co-accredited doctoral schools, in particular the EGAAL doctoral school (Economics, Geosciences, Agronomy, Food) and the doctoral school STT (Societies Temps Territoires).