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M.Sc. On Campus

Agrofood Chain

Toulouse INP, INSA Toulouse and ENSFEA

24 months
Duration
9000 EUR/year
9000 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Master of Science Agrofood Chain is a two-year program at Toulouse INP and ENSFEA dedicated to high-level students from around the world. The current context of demographic, food and agro-ecological transitions raises new challenges for actors along agricultural food chains: securing food supply in a sustainable way, managing risks and food safety, value enhancement and re-use of by-products…

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Overview

The course trains students to develop knowledge and skills related to the development of innovative sustainable agrofood chains in the current context of economic, demographic, food and ecological transitions.

The Agrofood Chain program at Toulouse INP and ENSFEA is articulated around three core disciplines: agronomy, economics and ecology. In order for our graduates to acquire a global and comprehensive vision of the existing agrofood chains. 

These core disciplines are completed by other disciplines, such as plant and animal genetics, biotechnology, product quality, food safety, nutrition and marketing. The main originality and strength of this program are built upon a multidisciplinary systemic approach and learning-by-doing pedagogy, which consists in the integration of all these different disciplines in real-life case studies and tutored projects run individually or by groups.

The main originality and strenght of this program are built upon a multidisciplinary and complex thinking approach consisting in the integration of different disciplines (mainly agronomy, agricultural economics, ecology and food sciences), and the partnership with a unique network of research centers and companies.

Career prospects

The Agrofood Chain program is designed to train future researchers and executives aiming at international careers in the private or state sectors of agriculture, food, environment and non-food valorization of agro-resources. Researchers in food enterprises and agricultural research institutes, experts in governmental and international institutions, academics, associates in consulting firms, advisors in farmer organizations are examples of job positions hold by former students.

Accreditation

This master is accredited by the French ministry of higher educationToulouse INP-ENSAT and ENSFEA are accredited by CTI, members of N+i network (www.nplusi.com)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Agrofood chains, sustainability and innovation
  • Agronomy, agricultural economics, ecology, molecular biology and  food safety
  • Multidisciplinary courses: industrial organizations, rural development, agro-ecology, value enhancement of plant biotic resources
  • Research methodology 
  • Case studies and multidisciplinary problem resolution projects
  • Global seminar in partnership with international universities 
  • Scientific and corporate communication in French and English
  • Two-month internship in a research lab or enterprise
  • Scientific and corporate communication in French and English 
  • Managing quality, risk and uncertainty in agrofood chains 
  • Food security, food safety and nutrition 
  • Advanced courses in agronomy, agricultural economics, ecology and food sciences
  • Advanced courses in research methodology 
  • Project management 
  • Multidisciplinary research projects 
  • A 6 months final project as trainee in a laboratory or in the industry with minimum wages 500€/month

Audience

Bachelor's degree Program taught in EnglishFurther studies: PhD program (3 years)

Lecturers

The program benefits of a unique research and professional environment. It is supported by the Toulouse Agricampus consortium which federates 8 universities and research institutes. The teaching staff is composed of faculty members who are part of major French research laboratories and institutes, and of international guest researchers and professors. The very dense and diversified local network of agricultural and food companies offers to students many opportunities to conduct real-life case studies, research-development projects tutored by experts, and internships.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For Master 1:  BSc or equivalent after minimum 3 academic years in the fields of plant or animal biology, agronomy, food science, ecology or agricultural economy.
  • For Master 2: Master 1 or equivalent degree after 4 academic years minimum.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Reduction down to 5473 €/year for academic partners, european and selected students

Living costs for Toulouse

799 - 1154 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Students can apply to different other scholarship programs (governmental scholarships, European student mobility programs, French Eiffel and French embassies’ scholarship programs, training support programs from private foundations and companies) 

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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