Sustainable Development in Agriculture

Montpellier SupAgro

24 months
9000 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
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The Sustainable Development in Agriculture program from Montpellier SupAgro offers a  top level master training in agricultural development and sustainable management of natural resources.

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For ten years (205-2015) the European Union did support the Sustainable Development in Agriculture program from Montpellier SupAgro with a number of scholarships from the Erasmus Mundus programme. This support is now over but the MSc still continues: candidates are encouraged to apply for academic admission, while they look for scholarship by themselves in parralel.

General training objective : to graduate students able to cope with the current global/international concerns in agriculture and rural development, theoretically and practically, in order to:

  • identify and critically analyse key factors shaping the development of crops, forests and animal production, the management of research and rural development projects and finally, the sustainable use of natural resources and the environment in villages, small regions, countries, economic communities of countries or the whole planet,
  • formulate and provide effective and appropriate responses to complex agriculture and natural resources related problems carried by local stakeholders, their organisations or international aid institutions.

Programme Structure

  • Depending on the training track they choose, students may start their first year in Wageningen, Catania, Cork or Montpellier. They complete a first year there, then, still with regard to the training track they were selected for, they move to a second place of study which can be Catania, Copenhagen, Madrid or Montpellier.
  • The M1 starts most generally end of August in Wageningen, while it starts only in early September in Montpellier or Cork and late September in Catania and Madrid.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Partially taught in French, Partially taught in Italian
IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Sciences (180 ECTS) or equivalent in Agricultural sciences or a BA in Social Sciences if the candidate can demonstrate a particular interest for agriculture;
  • Verified excellent quality of the institution where this last degree was obtained;
  • Excellent academic background with marks identifying the candidate among the 20% best students of his former studies (1st class or 2nd class with honours);
  • Strongly convincing letter of motivation and 2 letters of support from referees

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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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