ISARA (France Agro³)

24 months
4750 EUR/year
4750 EUR/year
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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. 


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4750 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4750 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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ISARA (France Agro³)