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The master in Agriculture Science at ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering (France Agro³) aims to meet the current and future needs of companies, public authorities and research laboratories by training future managers and scientists.

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Overview

First, the fundamental objective of this Agriculture Science programme at  ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering (France Agro³)  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.

Project-Based Learning

Learning to work in a team and manage complex projects is an essential skill for any engineer. Therefore, one day every week is dedicated to group projects, supervised by a Professor and a representative from the agricultural industry or a partner company. These projects allow students to apply their technical knowledge to real-world issues faced by our industry partners.

Internships

As with all programs at ISA, students will spend 40% of their studies in internships. These periods of professional immersion, carried out either in France or abroad, in a company or a laboratory, expose students to the reality of the professional world. 

Career

Thanks to our project-based pedagogy and extensive professional experience, 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.

The 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). 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Project in Agriculture
  • Summer Internship
  • Ruminant nutrition and roughage systems

  • Plant Biotechnology

  • Plant Breeding and Genetics

  • Animal Welfare: From Consumer Demand to Farm Auditing

  • Livestock Housing and Building Construction

Audience

Open to students from different countries and sometimes very disparate cultural traditions, the intercultural dimension therefore plays an important role in the program. The internationalization of students’ skills and personal qualities will therefore quickly take concrete form.

Lecturers

The program is entirely taught in English by an international team of Professors, researchers and professionals in the food sector, from France and abroad (staff coming from partner universities and partner companies). Students therefore benefit from the additional global expertise of professors and experts from France and other countries.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure enough time to complete visa and scholarship applications.

Language

English, French

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General 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)
  • French is NOT required for admission to English-taught programs, but is highly recommended

Tuition Fee

Please contact us for details about tuition fees.

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Funding

Successful candidates who confirm their enrollment by April 15 will automatically benefit from a 10% reduction on their first-year tuition fees.

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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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