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Master of Agricultural Science

Junia ISA Lille
4 semesters
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Lille
English
September 2021
Application deadline: 15 June 2021
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Program description

Master of Agricultural Science

The Agricultural Science program at ISA Lille meets the current and future needs of companies, public authorities and research laboratories by training future managers and scientists benefiting from French and European expertise in the fields of:

  • livestock housing, nutrition and production,
  • crop systems modelling, protection and management,
  • smart farming and new technologies in agriculture.

The Agricultural Science program at ISA Lille meets the current and future needs of companies, public authorities and research laboratories by training future managers and scientists benefiting from French and European expertise in the fields of:

  • Livestock housing, nutrition and production,
  • Crop systems modelling, protection and management,
  • Smart farming and new technologies in agriculture.

Admission requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Life Sciences (Agriculture, Food Science, Biology, or related field)
  • B2 level in language of instruction (French or English) certified by an official test score (DELF, DALF, French Bac, TOEFL IBT 80, TOEIC 785, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent), except students from countries where the desired language of instruction is an official language.
  • French is NOT required for admission to English-taught programs, but is highly recommended

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Program content

English-Taught Courses

Semester 1

  • Welcome Session
  • Project: Food Chains 2 and Initiation to Project Management
  • Ruminant Nutrition and Roughage Systems
  • Urban Farming
  • Plant Biotechnologies
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Precision Livestock Farming
  • Crop Modeling
  • French as a Foreign Language

Semester 2

  • Animal Welfare: From Consumer Demand to Farm Auditing
  • Biocontrol for Sustainable Crop Protection
  • Livestock Housing and Building Conception
  • Project in Agriculture
  • Agriculture and Climate Change
  • Global Food Politics
  • Applied Agricultural Sciences to Specialized Crops
  • Livestock Production Systems
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Summer Internship

Semester 3

  • Specialization: Sustainable Agriculture and Smart Farming

Semester 4

  • End-of-Study Internships

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students: €9,900 per year

Qualification

Course Objectives

First, the fundamental objective of this program is to have a general overview of Agricultural Science. Courses range from food chain theory and crop management to livestock and plant production. Although this general approach is taught through its technical and scientific aspects, it is also crucial to include economic, sociological and ethical aspects to comprehend the notion of sustainability in agricultural. Most of all, the Agricultural Science program gives students:

  • An international view of the issue of agriculture, highlighting certain national and/or regional specificities,
  • The necessary tools to manage crop and livestock production;
  • The necessary tools to manage agricultural processes, from ruminant nutrition to distribution channels
  • A practical view of site management, thanks to lectures and seminars by experts in the field;
  • The methods to manage projects within an international context, with multicultural staff.

Career opportunities

ISA Alumni are ready to join the global workforce even before they graduate. Indeed, 90% of ISA Alumni are employed within 6 months of graduating. Our alumni go on to work in diverse fields: Sales, Marketing or Technical positions, Service in agriculture (insurance companies, audits, consulting) as well as in Research and Development in technical and research institutes, Project management at regional or national levels (professional organizations).

ISA Lille is part of a corporate network gathering more than 200 companies.

ISA’s Company and Career Days, organized every year, are good opportunities for students to meet representatives of our partner companies and exchange on internships and job opportunities.

ISA Graduates work in diverse fields: Sales, Marketing or Technical positions, Service in agriculture (insurance companies, audits, consulting) as well as in Research and Development in technical and research institutes, Project management at regional or national levels (professional organizations).

Examples of our Alumni’s Positions

  • Agricultural Manager – Tereos, France
  • Project Manager – Synelia, France
  • Agronomist Manager – BelTrufSmak, Belarus
  • Dairy Farming Consultant – Avenir Conseil Elevage, France
  • Ecologist – Ecology and Infrastructure International, Australia
  • Research Engineer for AgriBioPom project – ISA Lille, France
  • CEO Global Healthcare / CEO Global Seniors – Sodexo, United States
  • Co-Founder – Poulehouse, France
  • Sorghum Agrobiodiversity Researcher – CIRAD, Burkina Faso
  • Global Procurement Manager for Europe – Tate & Lyle Sugars, United Kingdom

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Junia ISA Lille

ISA Lille is a program of Junia, grande école of engineering. ISA Lille offers undergraduate courses and master's degrees with specializations in Agricultural Science, Food Science, Environmental Science and Economics, Marketing & Management, both in French and in English.  Created in 1963,...


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