Master [120] in Agriculture and Bio-industries

saiv2m  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

At Louvain-la-Neuve - 120 credits - 2 years - Day schedule - In french
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES - Internship :
Activities in English: YES - Activities in other languages : NO
Activities on other sites : NO
Main study domain : Sciences agronomiques et ingénierie biologique
Organized by: Faculté des bioingénieurs (AGRO)
Programme acronym: SAIV2M - Francophone Certification Framework: 7


Master [120] in Agriculture and Bio-industries develops

- the ability to analyze and diagnose agronomic problems

- ability to understand multi-scale and multi-disciplinary processes

- the ability to manage integrated projects in dialogue with other specialists.

It trains graduates who are able to critically mobilize a body of knowledge and know-how in agronomic and economic sciences to formulate, analyze and solve a multidisciplinary problem in these fields.

At the end of this Master's degree, you will be able to design relevant and innovative technological and scientific solutions for the development of products, process systems or services in this field of specialization.


Your Profile

 This Master’s programme is for you if you are interested in:

·      the relevance, diversity and career opportunities contained in this Master’s programme,

·      the international feature of the programme, attracting students with diverse backgrounds from all over the world and preparing professionals for a future global job market,

·      the opportunity to study in two different partner universities in two European countries and, for the program AFEPA, acquire a double or joint Master’s degree.

Your Future Job

Graduates from this Master’s programme are well qualified to take responsibilities in international, national and regional agencies, non-governmental organisations, consultancy firms, professional organisations and private companies with a focus in policy design, analysis and implementation. Because of the research orientation of this Master’s programme, they are also well prepared for doctoral studies.

Your Programme

This Master’s programme is structured in four blocks of teaching and learning activities totalling 120 ECTS credits.

It offers basic knowledge and skills and options to choose from at UCL or at a partner university.

Two professional focus are possible:

- Professional focus in soil sciences (MISOL)

- Professional focus: Agricultural, Food and Environmental Analysis (AFEPA)

The MISSOL interuniversity program is an international master's degree initiated by Sorbonne Universités, which involves four universities in North Africa, West Africa, the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia. The program allows you to follow a year of classes at another university. If you are selected, you can benefit from a grant Erasmus +

If you are selected, your participation in the AFEPA (Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis) interuniversity program may lead to the award of a Master's degree in agronomic sciences and life-related industries in addition to the awarding of a second master's degree from a partner university. a sufficient number of credits have been acquired in this university. For more information, see the section "Mobility" and



1.     A core set of compulsory learning activities for 40 ECTS credits (Master’s thesis, two summer schools)

2.     A professional focus of compulsory courses for 30 ECTS credits 

3.     50 ECTS credits to be chosen in a list of courses



1.     A core set of compulsory learning activities for 40 ECTS credits (Master’s thesis, two summer schools)

2.     A professional focus of compulsory courses for 30 ECTS credits (microeconomic theory, agricultural and trade policy, quantitative methods)

3.     An option with optional courses for 30 ECTS credits that can be grouped into five subject areas:

      i.         agri-food and trade policy (at UCL and partner universities)

     ii.         development policy at UCL (at UCL and partner universities)

   iii.         environmental and natural  resource policy (at partner universities)

   iv.         agribusiness and market analysis (at partner universities)

     v.         market and consumer research (at partner universities)

4.     A set of supplementary courses, including a language course, for 20 ECTS credits.

This Master’s progamme is also jointly organised with three other European main partner universities: the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn (UBonn) in Germany, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Sweden, and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milano, Italy. The partnership also includes three associated partners: the Pontifica Universidad Catolica (PUC) in Chile, the University of Alberta (UAlberta) in Canada and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain where some ECTS credits can also be earned. These seven partner universities are recognised worldwide for the quality of their educational programme and scientific achievements in the AFEPA field. They together organise the inter-university AFEPA programme (see

If selected, your participation in this inter-university AFEPA programme can lead to the Master’s degree in Agriculture and Bio-industries of UCL jointly to the equivalent Master’s degree of one of the other three main partner universities if a minimum of 48 ECTS credits are earned at that main partner university. To know more about it, see the admission, mobility and Master’s degree tabs at

The language of instruction and examination is English for all the courses at SLU, UAlberta, UBonn and UCSC, and for most of the courses at UCL and UPC, but in Spanish for most of the courses at PUC. Examination can be organized in English at all partners.