Working towards more sustainable food systems
What type of training ?
|une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant|
For who ?
|étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international|
Institut des régions chaudes (IRC)
Developing sustainable food systems and ensuring global food security are crucial challenges that must be addressed in coming decades by a wide range of public and private actors in the North and South. These systems must guarantee that all people have access to an adequate amount of quality food and remain healthy. The systems also must minimize their ecological footprint, reduce waste, ensure fair wages within sectors and generate jobs.
Graduates will be equipped to contribute to the efforts required to strengthen the sustainability of food systems in France, Europe and abroad, and will be able to:
Number of ECTS credits : 75 ECTS
Language of instruction : In French
The first seeks to understand the evolution of food systems, take stock of the current situation and analyze the issues at stake (UE 1 & 2):
The second is dedicated to acquiring tools to assess different impact categories and intervention tools (UE 3):
The final part enables an exploration of innovation frontiers in different fields (UE 4):
During the year, students also must carry out a study of an innovation, one that is technical or organizational, and analyze its impact and change of scale capacity (UE 5).
Students undertake a professional assignment between May and October. This may focus on one of the following themes:
Applications are reviewed by the admissions committee, which determines the list of candidates finally selected. Two admissions commissions are organized each year. Candidates who wish to seek funding from third parties must present their applications to the first commission.
Courses begin: mid-September 2021
To be accepted into this course, you must hold a Bachelor degree and proof of 2 years of postgraduate study such as a master’s degree or equivalent or 1 year of post-graduate study, with at least 3 years of professional experience in the field of life, human or social sciences.
Under a derogation process, some applicants with a Bachelor degree and three years of experience at least or with a Bachelor and 1 year of post graduate study can also be admitted
Certain modules in the training program also can be taken through lifelong learning programs.
If you have a Campus France office in your country and you wish to apply, you must contact Campus France in your country to prepare your application.
You can obtain information about Campus France and the countries covered by the CEF procedure.
Actors engaged in improving the performance of a company, a producers’ organization, a territory, an agricultural or food sector at the national level… must increasingly balance economic imperatives against other objectives related to sustainable development. These trends require various food system actors to develop new skills within their teams.
Graduates develop strategic expertise and prospective analysis capacities that they can offer to many public and private employers: companies, consulting firms, associations, NGOs, local public authorities, government agencies, international organizations… Graduates also can help create or develop start-ups and social enterprises.
Institut des régions chaudes (IRC)
Campus de Lavalette
1101, avenue Agropolis
€7,250 + €92 Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC) administrative fee
Note: to apply for a World Bank scholarship, the applications must be submitted on the World Bank site between January and February. To apply for an EIFFEL grant, the files must be sent to our services in early December. Please contact us as soon as possible if you wish to apply for one of these scholarships (first verify your eligibility).
Fellowships awarded by French Embassies abroad (SCAC Fellowships) can also finance master’s programs. Candidates should contact the French Embassy in their home country for further information.
You must first be accepted into the Advanced Master® Innovations and Policies for Sustainable Food Systems program prior to requesting any administrative assistance related to external support to finance your training.
A fellowship commission (to reduce all or part of the training costs, excluding social security fees) of the IPAD Advanced Master® degree will be organized at the end of the 2nd admission commission.
Candidates accepted by the 1st and 2nd commissions who wish to apply for assistance will receive a specific file. The number of possible beneficiaries is limited. This financial support is made possible by the support of the UNESCO Chair on World Food Systems and the Olga Triballat Institute.