Integrate knowledge in agronomy, biology and ecology to design sustainable cropping systems
What type of training ?
|une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant|
For who ?
|étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international|
The AgroDesign specialization of the Master 3A programme aims to train young scientists who can contribute to the design of productive, ecological and sustainable cropping systems in the Mediterranean and tropical regions in response to global changes (climate, resources, biodiversity, food security, etc.).
Number of ECTS credits : 60
Language of instruction : In French
Students learn methods and knowledge from several scientific disciplines (agronomy, crop protection, ecology, biology, ecophysiology, genetics) and put them into practice in the analysis and design of a cropping system using appropriate methodologies.
This specialization consists of four teaching units:
First year master’s level (M1) in one of the following fields: plant protection, ecology, biology, ecophysiology, genetics, agronomy.
Sufficient level in English to be able to understand, read and participate in class and in group work (Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages or a TOEIC score of 750).
In most cases, after obtaining a PhD, students are employed in national and international research centres and universities as well as in private companies or in development projects where there is a growing demand for skills in analyzing and designing sustainable farming systems.
Research units: UMR System, UMR BGPI, UMR Eco & Sols, UMR LSTM, UMR LEPSE, UMR AGAP, UMR IME, UMR CBGP, UR HortSys, UR Aida, UR Bioagresseurs, UE Alenya, les Antilles (UR Systèmes Bananiers) la Réunion (UMR PVBMT), Avignon (UR PSH and UR PV, Sophia Antipolis: UMR ISA), Toulouse (UMR AGIR) and Dijon (UMR Agro-ecologie).
These partners contribute to teaching, propose cropping system design case studies, and propose internships for the master’s thesis. They also provide a strong international network with projects in the North and South.
The links with the private sector are maintained by these research groups and by the AgroSYS Chair of Montpellier SupAgro (partnership with Advini, UCOSEM-Epi of Gascony, Bayer, Compagnie Fruitière, Société de Canal Provencale et d’Aménagement of the Provencale region). These partners help finance scholarships for the master’s programme and dissertations.
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala