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

Introduction

The master in Agriculture and Bio-industries is an interuniversity master.  It can lead to the issuance of the Master in Agriculture and Bio-industries together with the issuance of a second master from a partner university provided that a sufficient number of credits have been acquired in this university.

Two professional focus are possible:

- Professional focus: "Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis"  - AFEPA 

-  Professional focus: “Soil sciences” - MISSOL

If you are selected, your participation in the MISSOL or AFEPA interuniversity program can lead to the issuance of the Master in Agriculture and Bio-industries of the UCLouvain together with the issuance of a second master from a partner university

Your profil

 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 futur job

Graduates from this Master’s programme are well qualified, in the aera of specialization, 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 program is an international master's degree initiated by Sorbonne Universities. It is designed to allow you to spend an exchange year in one of the 3 partner universities:

- University Antananarivo (Madagascar)

- University Nangui Abrogoua, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire)

- University science and technology, Hanoï (Vietnam).

If you are selected, this exchange can be funded by an Erasmus + grant.

Structure of the program MISSOL 

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

 

The AFEPA program is an international master's degree which involves different universities:
The main partner universities are:
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milano, Italy
- Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität (UBonn) in Bonn, Germany
- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden
- Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) in Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium

The following universities are associated with the program:
- Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC) in Santiago, Chile
- University of Alberta (UAlberta) in Edmonton, Canada
- Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain
- African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) in Nairobi, Kenya

If you are selected, this exchange can be funded by an Erasmus + grant.

Structure of the program AFEPA

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.

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.