At Louvain-la-Neuve
120 credits - 2 years
Day schedule - In French
Programme acronym: SAIV2M
Francophone Certification Framework : 7
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES
Internship : NO
Activities in English: YES
Activities in other languages : NO
Activities on other sites : NO

Introduction

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 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 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.