A unique training programme on livestock farming and pastoralism relying on recognized international research and development networks
What type of training ?
|une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant|
For who ?
|étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international, Professional|
Train managers and researchers engaged in ecological intensification and livestock farming development to innovate and address the following issues:
Number of ECTS credits : 60
Language of instruction : In French
The Livestock farming systems specialization provides biological, technical and socio-economic knowledge on different forms of livestock farming, ranging from intensive livestock farming in integrated sectors to mobile pastoral systems.
It also trains students in methods for approaching livestock farming, with particular emphasis placed on the systemic approach, a combination of scales of analysis, field data collection and modelling.
The following subjects are addressed:
Part of the curriculum is devoted to the preparation of a literature review and the construction of a research project, basic elements necessary for the pursuit of a PhD. A large part of the training is devoted to individual and team work that lead to presentations and debates.
The master’s thesis accounts for half of the training programme in the 2nd year, M2 (6 months, 30 ECTS, compulsory). It is based on a 5-6 month internship in a research institution, association or private company in France or abroad. Such experience is intended to reinforce the skills acquired during the first semester and to develop new ones, related to the professional environment (themes and methods) faced by the student, and to the type of livestock farming activities and/or territories investigated.
Many internship offers come through the teaching team’s network. Internship topics chosen by students in previous years have included:
International students holding at least a M1 in biology or agricultural sciences, or a diploma in veterinary science.
Selection: Candidates are selected based on their previous academic results, their international or work experience and their motivation, according to the places available.
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala