• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


By offering opportunities to carry out study periods and work experience abroad, thus contributing to a comprehensive approach to the marketing process ‘from production to markets’, courses of the Food Identity programme offered by ESA Angers Loire - École Supérieure D'Agriculture D'Angers satisfy all the requirements for a successful future career.

Beyond the typical food products, similar groups of food products exist in European countries, each distinct to its country of origin, and called by different names:local food products, regional food products, traditional food products or terroir food products.

A multidisciplinary programme which trains future executives in the agri-food sector with an international vision of culture, regulation, entrepreneurship, market analysis and competences in food processing, authentication, sensory analysis, quality control and marketing strategy. The joint MSc programme is designed to develop both technical and commercial skills through a curriculum focusing on local and traditional food products through teaching and learning in 4 countries (France, Italy, Romania and Spain). The course combines theory with practical perspectives gained through practical work in pilot plants, visits to production sites and to retailers. This path gives all the essential ingredients for a successful development and it incorporates marketing of local and traditional food products to the global market.


  • Product development manager
  • Quality manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Manufacturing engineer in Agri-food sector
  • Representatives in local and regional authorities, or in professional and cross-professional bodies, in food certification bodies, in ministries, in industrial and trade businesses in the Food sector, in consulting firms.


Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Concepts of local and traditional food products 
  • Processing of traditional food products 
  • Quality management and methods of characterisation of food products 
  • Sensory Analysis 
  • International Agribusiness Management 
  • Agri-food economy of typical production
  • International Policies and Regulations
  • International agribusiness marketing 
  • Study trip
  • Languages

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Application deadline: first recruitments on 31 January, second recruitment on 30th April.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • To attend this course, students must have successfully completed a diploma of higher education in science. It can be, for example a “Bachelor of Science” (3 years of scientific training or economic or sociology science), a MSc degree, or equivalent diploma for other countries.
  • The same admission requirements apply to company staff wishing to obtain a MSc by the way of continuing education. Each candidate will be examined individually by the Pedagogical committee.
  • A good level of English is compulsory (550 for TOEIC). An Intermediate level of French is required (official certificate stating a B1 level minimum or an equivalent grade).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Angers

  • 680 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Prior to obtaining a scholarship, students must be accepted by ESA and receive a letter of acceptation into the Master Food Identity.

There exists several kinds of scholarships. The ones offered by the French government or Campus France present in your country and scholarships offer by the European Union through the ERASMUS programs.

Scholarships offer by the European Union:

  • EU Erasmus+ scholarship
  • Study mobility scholarship- Ersamus+
  • Scholarships from the region Pays de la Loire : ENVOLEO (for EU students)
  • Intership scholarships – Erasmus+

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