SOL, paysage du Salagou

Second year of Master (M2, Semesters 9 & 10) - Master of Science 2

International Master “Agronomy and Agrifood Science” (Master 3A)

Specialization Soil (SOL)

Update : 06/15/2021

Become future soil resource specialists

What type of training ?
une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant

For who ?
étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international

Where ?
Montpellier SupAgro


The Soil specialization trains high-level experts, specialized in soil resources who are able to diagnose, innovate, and conduct research on issues related to current soil management questions.

These questions can be related to the degradation and restoration of soil resources, but also to the relationship between the concept of a global soil resources and agricultural development.


  • agronomy, agroecology
  • Mediterranean and tropical countries
  • agricultural and environmental policies
  • natural resources, environment, territories
  • Programme

    Number of ECTS credits : 60

    Language of instruction : In French

    The course is organized around 5 subjects (30 ECTS):

    • General pedology and geomatics
    • Geochemistry of soils and solutions
    • Soil - Agronomy - Ecology
    • Soil management and conservation
    • Case studies and projects

    These are covered from September to December, with:

    • 70% of learning via practical work, including projects and fieldwork
    • Tutored lessons, some of them in ODL (open and distance learning) mode for further studies and personal projects


    The 6-month end-of-study internship (30 ECTS, compulsory) takes place from January to June, in a research team, in France or abroad. This internship gives rise to an end-of-study scientific article or dissertation.

  • Calendar

    Not available for 2021/2022.

  • Admission

    Students holding a minimum level of a Master 1 degree level in the fields of life and earth sciences, agronomy, geography.


  • Careers

    Jobs targeted by the course:

    • Project manager or environment manager
    • Teacher, teacher-researcher, researcher in the field of soil sciences
    • Soil protection specialist
    • Specialist in the decontamination of polluted sites and soils
    • Agricultural development specialist

Director of studies

  • Julien FOUCHE



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    Julien FOUCHE


    • Department of Environment, Production, Resources and Systems
    • UMR Laboratory for the Study of Interactions between Soil, Agrosystems and Water Systems (LISAH)
    • Montpellier SupAgro


Montpellier SupAgro
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala


Key features

  • Tutoring
  • Professional and personal objectives serving as guiding threads during the programme


  • Complete programme (M1 + M2): €10,500 for the two years (M1: €5,500 and M2: €5,000) + €92 Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC) administrative fee
  • Direct admission in the 2nd year (M2): €5,700 + €92 Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC) administrative fee

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L'institut Agro | Montpellier SupAgro
2 place Pierre Viala
34060 Montpellier - France
Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00 Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00
Fax : +33 (0)4 99 61 29 00

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Bloc Marianne - République Française

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