• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The joint Food Identity programme at ESA - École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers (France Agro³) 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.

The continuous changes and globalization of the wine market have resulted in new needs for wine industries and organizations. To meet the needs of the industry, our Master’s degree aims at training flexible and innovative executives and managers. They will acquire skills to play an active role in wine quality improvement from a technical, strategic and commercial point of view. Our graduates capitalize on thorough knowledge of European viticulture and on their national and international networks, which helps them understand and work with cross-cultural partners.

What career opportunities?

Former students have found a job as :

  • wine grower,
  • wine trade union director ,
  • wine storehouse on a vineyard,
  • domaine manager,
  • quality controller in wine trade firm,
  • area manager in wine trade firm,
  • communication officer in technical institute
  • sales manager,
  • marketing manager in a software firm, grapes purchases manager
  • wine consultant


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

  • 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 may require 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.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    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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