Acquiring recognized and operational expertise in plant breeding and crop diversity
What type of training ?
|une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant|
For who ?
|étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international, Professional|
To adapt agriculture to global changes while preserving the diversity of living organisms, it is essential to mobilize technological innovation for crop improvement, in the North as well as in the South.
The Selection and evolution of Mediterranean and tropical plants specialization trains scientists in genetics and plant engineering for careers in seed, genetic resource management and academic research sectors.
Through the programme, students acquire:
These skills are acquired through diversified teaching:
The specialization thus leads to investing in plant diversity and innovation for the development of more sustainable agriculture.
Number of ECTS credits : 60
Language of instruction : In French
The first semester programme consists of 4 teaching units. The theoretical training is followed by a 6-month practical internship.
Particular emphasis is placed on:
A 6-month internship (March - September, 30 ECTS, compulsory) completes the training. It aims to enhance the knowledge and working methods acquired during the course and enable students to gain operational experience and expertise in the mentioned professional fields. In general, the internship involves an autonomous applied research project involving a strong data analysis component.
The internship is preferably done in a public research unit, in France or abroad, depending on the student's career plans. According to the student’s project, the internship can be done in a private company. The internship master’s thesis is orally defended in mid-September before a jury composed of SupAgro teachers, public researchers and private sector professionals, and also possibly academic staff from the student's home university A pre-defence may be organized at the end of June to allow the student to apply for PhD grant during the French doctoral school competition.
For students applying to the Selection and evolution of Mediterranean and tropical plants specialization in the second year (M2), taking the Master 1 (Semester 7 – Major: Towards sustainable agriculture, Semester 8 - Option: Plant Sciences) is strongly recommended to acquire the prerequisites and deepen basic knowledge of agronomy, ecophysiology, genetics and genomics, modelling and statistics. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the proven level of the student.
The training is open to foreign students holding at least a Master 1 level degree in the fields of plant biology and agronomy, with solid prerequisites in plant sciences.
Positions oriented around plant breeding:
And also… Public sector researcher and positions within higher education establishments (lecturer, assistant professor, professor).
Jobs oriented around plant sectors:
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