Interuniversity Master Programs


SAIV - Agriculture and Bio-industries (120 credits, 2 years)

The SAIV master is an interuniversity master which has two specialities:


1 - AFEPA - Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis

The master in Agriculture and Bio-industries develops the capacity to:

  • analyse and assess agricultural problems;
  • understand processes on diverse scales and in a multidisciplinary way;
  • manage integrated projects in collaboration with other experts.

It educates graduates who can think critically about and make use of a body of knowledge and know-how in agricultural sciences and economics for the purpose of formulating, analysing and solving a problem of a multidisciplinary nature.

Upon completing the master’s programme, you will be able to :

  • design innovative technological and scientific solutions for developing products, process systems or services relevant to the field;
  • communicate, converse and present arguments in French and English;
  • develop socially responsible professional practices and address social issues;
  • design relevant technological and scientific solutions.

The master’s programme imparts basic knowledge and skills and offers course options at UCL and a partner university.

If you are selected, your participation in the AFEPA (Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis) interuniversity programme can lead to earning a master of agricultural sciences and bioindustries degree in conjunction with a second master’s awarded by a partner university upon successful completion of sufficient credits at the latter.


2 - MIS-SOL - Soil sciences

The SAIV / MIS-SOL master is an international master of 120 credits, the first year is given at UCLouvain and the following within one of the 3 non-European partner institutions: the University of Antananarivo (Madagascar), l Nangui Abrogoua University in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and the University of Sciences and Techniques of Hanoi (Vietnam).
This master is part of the MIS-SOL program coordinated by Sorbonnes-Universités and drawing on the skills of IRD.

The student who has acquired his 120 credits will be graduated from the two institutions in which he will have completed his course.
This course is aimed at students with a bachelor's degree (180 credits) in Life and Earth Sciences from European and non-European countries able to follow lessons in French and, where appropriate, in English.


GEM - Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (120 credits, 2 years)

This interuniversity master's degree in geospatial sciences is an international master's degree of 120 credits, the second year of which can be followed at UCLouvain.

This master taught in English is jointly organized by 4 partner universities: ITC-University of Twente (Netherland – coordinating university), Lund University (Sweden), University of Tartu (Estonia) and UCLouvain.

There are four tracks to choose from. Each year is spent at a different university in a different European country, depending on the track you will choose. At the end of your study, you will get a double degree from the two universities respective to your chosen track. Successful completion of the two-year course will earn you 120 credits (60 per year) which are needed to obtain the double degree diploma.

Track names and partner universities:

1 - GEM for Urban-Rural Interactions: University of Tartu & ITC-University of Twente

2 - GEM for Land Use Systems: University of Tartu & UCLouvain

3 - GEM for Ecosystems & Natural Resources: Lund University & ITC-University of Twente

4 - GEM4 Food Security: Lund University & UCLouvain

These tracks integrate academic excellence from the four universities in geospatial science applied to societal challenges for a sustainable world.

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