M2 From Agronomy to Agroecology

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The programme “From Agronomy to Agroecology” aims to train future managers in plant production and its management according to agroecology principles. These managers will be called on to produce new knowledge on agroecosystems, from plot to territory scale, and on methods to manage them.

Their vocation is to become actors in multidisciplinary design and innovation processes, to help the ecological transition in agriculture and to make farming production meet the multiple challenges it must face.

Course Prerequisites

AETPF M1, Biology M1, Ecology M1 Second year of engineering school Open to students from geography, social sciences, political sciences according to motivation, career plan and prior experience (particularly through internships).sciences sociales, sciences politiques.

Post-graduate profile

Scientists at Master's (Bac+5) level specialising in agronomy and food ecology considered from the angles of science, cultural practises and social movement. Students on this course have in-depth understanding of the scientific and technical aspects of food ecosystems, their functioning and management, and the issues involved in changing from plot scale to territory scale, including interactions between actors.
In terms of methodology, students are trained in systemic, project-based, multidisciplinary and co-design approaches. Students also have a good command of statistical tools and scientific English.

Career prospects

- Research and teaching at tertiary level;
- Research and Development
- Agricultural, environment or sustainable development services for communities;
- Organisations and associations for agricultural development or nature conservation;
- Design offices specialising in the assessment of environmental impacts;
- Private sector enterprises, including agricultural production;
- Entrepreneurship


Ecologie fonctionnelle et écotoxicologie des agroécosystèmes
Sciences pour l'Action et le Développement : Activités, Produits, Territoires.

LISIS, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences et Innovations.


Groupe 1: Tronc commun non compensable (19 ECTS)
Groupe 2: Tronc commun compensable (11 ECTS).

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Statistiques 3 15 21
Introduction à la démarche de conception 1 4.5
Dynamique de changements techniques et sociaux 3 12 18
Anglais 1 17
Agronomy for global issues 3 17 12
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Séminaire : Trajectoires Agroécologiques 4 9 12 18
Régulations biologiques et Biologie intégrative 7 45 15
Projet professionnel et personnel 0 12
Projet d'Approfondissement Pluridisciplinaire 4 3 9 62
Concevoir des sytèmes agroécologiques à l'échelle du territoire 4 21 21


Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Préparation au stage 5 12 54
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Stage de recherche ou stage professionnel 25
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 01/02/2021 to 01/04/2021
From 15/04/2021 to 15/06/2021
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Choice sheet of M2 (obligatory for the candidates registered in M1 at the University Paris-Saclay) to download on https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/admission/apply-master-programmes.

    (Liste des autres M2 ou formations équivalentes auxquelles le candidat a candidaté.)
  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

Additional supporting documents
  • Referring contact information (compulsory for non-international applicants).

  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).

  • Certificate of French (compulsory for non-French speakers).

    (Level B2 : Non native french speakers, a knowledge certificate issued by the French Embassy or a French language center. Students holding a French diploma or a diploma instructed in French are exempt from that obligation.)
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