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Interactions Micro-organismes/ Hôtes, Environnement

Master - Master of Science 2

M.Sc Biology Agrosciences

Specialization Interactions Micro-organisms/Hosts/Environment (IMHE)

Update : 05/04/2020

Major issues and challenges of environmental microbiology today

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

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


To train researchers and scientists to apply concepts and tools derived from microbiology and microbial ecology to industrial, environmental and health sectors.


  • agrifood, food science, nutrition, process engineering
  • plant breeding
  • ecotechnologies, green chemistry
  • Programme

    Number of ECTS credits : 60

    Language of instruction : In French

    The IMHE specialization aims at building in-depth knowledge of microbial systems through an integrated approach that studies micro-organisms as cells, populations and communities, explores their interactions with other organisms (humans, animals, plants), and considers their roles (biodiversity) in the functioning of industrial, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

    IMHE tackles various issues of microbiology research through an integrated vision of microbial systems combining fundamental, applied and industrial research.

    The course syllabus is available on the University of Montpellier website (in French).

  • Admissions

    Prerequisites for the M2: validated  and completed 1st year of a master’s program or the 2nd year of an engineering program (Bac+4 level).

  • Careers

    Graduates of this course may continue with a doctoral program and then work in public or private research and higher education institutions as engineers, researchers, and professor-researchers.

    Opportunities also exist in innovative biotech companies and local government agencies.

Director of studies


The IMHE Master 2 specialization is co-accredited by the University of Montpellier and Montpellier SupAgro.



Students from France and EU member countries

Each year: €243 + €92 Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC) administrative fee

Students from other countries

Each year: €243 (partial fee waiver) + €92 Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC) administrative fee

Pay CVEC online



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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