Train scientists specialized in the water issues involved in agricultural production and the management of farmed landscapes.
What type of training ?
|une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant|
For who ?
|étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international|
Domaine du Merle
The challenges of water resource management are becoming increasingly important around the world under the triple effect of population growth, rising living standards and increasing per capita demand. They are particularly critical in rural areas, which both produce and consume considerable water resources due to their size and the needs of agriculture (accounting for 70% of global water resource consumption).
Optimal water management in these areas, both quantitatively and qualitatively, is therefore essential, not only for the sustainable development of agricultural activities, but also for the development of other sectors (industrial, urban, etc.) in areas where there are or may be conflicts of use with agriculture. This is especially true in Mediterranean and tropical regions where water resources are scarce and irregular.
The programme, which involves teaching and research teams renowned for their work on these topics, enjoys a privileged environment within the Montpellier research platform, both from a scientific and operational point of view.
Number of ECTS credits : 120 ECTS (60 ETCS per year)
Language of instruction : In French
Each year, the Water and Agriculture specialization of the "Water Sciences" M.Sc programme trains 15 to 20 specialized scientists (academics and professionals) on challenges, issues, and solutions at the interface of water and agriculture, water and plants:
The main areas of expertise targeted by the programme are the quantitative management of green water (irrigation management and irrigation schemes for crop production, management of rainfed crop systems and farmed landscapes, rainwater conservation systems, exploitation and development of short-cycle resources) and water quality management in farmed catchment areas: monitoring and diagnosis, preservation and restoring water quality (catchment supply areas) design and implementation of agri-environmental and environmental management measures (buffer zones, etc.).
The syllabus is available on the M.Sc Water Sciences website.
Some examples of internships:
In the first year of the program (M1), the academic semesters run from September to April, in the second year (M2) from September to January/February.
Prerequisites: basic knowledge of the water cycle, water-soil-plant-atmosphere system, farming systems, statistics and physics, English, and proficiency in French (level B2).
Associated research units:
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