Master Eau et Société

Master - Master of Science

M.Sc Water Sciences

Specialization water and society

Update : 06/24/2021

Provide keys to understanding the physical object, “water”, and how society manages its use

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

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

Where ?
Montpellier SupAgro


The programme introduces students to tools and methods for the management of water systems and irrigation schemes and for collaborative resource planning. It is intended for students interested in applying social sciences (principally economics, law, sociology, geography, and management sciences) to analyze water issues.


  • agronomy, agroecology
  • biodiversity knowledge and management
  • water
  • Mediterranean and tropical countries
  • Programme

    Number of ECTS credits : 60

    Language of instruction : In French

    The programme covers the following topics:

    • French water legislation
    • irrigation engineering
    • assessment and performance of water management systems
    • sociological aspects of water management
    • economic evaluation of public policies
    •  economic instruments to manage water demand
    • financial management of development projects
    • water governance systems
    • environmental impact assessment methods
    • groundwater management

    The syllabus is available on the M.Sc Water Sciences website.

  • Admissions

    The application procedure covers initial training and duel degree programmes (Master, Engineering School). It also concerns the establishments co-accrediting the M.Sc Water Sciences (University of Montpellier, Montpellier SupAgro, AgroParisTech).

  • Careers

    This course is oriented towards professional and research careers in diverse fields:

    •  environment, land-use
    • water resource management
    •  research and development

    Graduates are prepared for a range of positions, including: 

    • research officers/team leaders/project managers/advisors/environmental engineers
    • watershed coordinators
    • territorial engineers
    • water development and management plan, regional or national park agents
    •  water-environment task officer in international organizations
    • environment officers in private firms

    Some may also continue into a PhD programme and then pursue a career as a researcher or research engineer specializing in social sciences and the environment.  

Director of studies



Montpellier SupAgro
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala


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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Bloc Marianne - République Française

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