• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Agroecology programme offered by ISARA-Lyon (France Agro³) prepares graduates to produce innovation in agroecology, to create and support sustainability in the farming and food systems. For the two-year programme a double degree is delivered. 
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Agroecology is the interdisciplinary science that provides information, methods of analysis, evaluation and improvement to promote development of secure and sustainable food systems. Methods from natural and social sciences are integrated to deal with the complex challenges of meeting human food needs in a resource-efficient manner that is economically sound, environmentally benign and socially acceptable. 

The Agroecology programme offered by ISARA-Lyon (France Agro³) provides the ecological principles to study, design and manage agroecosystems that are both productive and natural resource preserving, socially just and economically viable.

The MSc Agroecology is designed as a two-year curriculum including a practical thesis project. International mobility is a key feature of the programme.

The MSc prepares students to link theory to practice and to cope with complex situation at different scales by combining scientific learning with professional and practical experiences.

Key Facts

  • An international curriculum with international cohorts
  • The obtention of two MSc degrees at the end of your studies
  • The whole programme is taught in English

The programme offers two options. The first one in partnership with the University of Wageningen (focus on organic agriculture) and the second with the Norwegian university of Life Sciences (focus on the agroecosystems).

It aims at international students with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and ecosystem management. They will learn to apply systems approaches in studying, designing and evaluating (agricultural) systems and food production chains, and to develop creative solutions for sustainable farming and marketing of organic products.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Agroecology: action learning in farming food systems
  • Agriculture and landscape management
  • Agroecological cropping practices
  • World agroecosystems and agriculture use
  • Management of agroecosystems
  • Group project management

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

BSc degree in Agriculture, horticulture, economics, natural resources, biology, food sciences, nutrition, engineering or rural sociology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lyon

  • 891 - 1300 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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