Masters degrees


Agricultural sciences and engineering

AgroDesign (MSc, Montpellier SupAgro)

Agricultural sciences and engineering oriented master’s programme

International Master's Degree in Agronomy and Agri-Food

  • Specialization: AgroDesign - Design of productive, healthy and sustainable cropping systems
  • Entry level requirement: 4 years higher education
  • Language: English
  • Foreign and French students, professionals

Train young scientists on interdisciplinary process analysis and system design to contribute to the creation of productive, healthy and sustainable cropping systems for Mediterranean and tropical regions which are undergoing change due to climatic, resource, biodiversity and food security issues.

Master's website
Coordination: Pr Jacques Wéry & Pr Claire Neema (Montpellier SupAgro)
Related #DigitAg Challenges: 1 - 3
SEPMET: Seeds & Plants in Mediterranean and Tropical Regions (MSc, Montpellier SupAgro)

Agricultural sciences and engineering oriented master’s programme

International Master's Degree in Agronomy and Agri-Food

  • Specialization: Mediterranean and Tropical Seeds and Seedlings - SEPMET
  • Entry level requirement: 4 years higher education
  • Language: English
  • Foreign and French students

The Mediterranean and Tropical Seeds and Seedlings study trajectory is part of the MSc in Agronomy and Agri-Food Sciences and Techniques. This course strengthens the students’ knowledge of plant sciences and prepares the future graduates to apply their acquired skills to the seed and seedling sector and the plant genetics sector

Master's website
Coordination: Pr Jean-Luc Regnard & Pr Jacques David (Montpellier SupAgro)
Related #DigitAg Challenges:  1 - 2
AgroTIC: Agro-Technologies of Information and Communication (Master's Degree level - French Agricultural Engineering Diploma, Montpellier SupAgro)

AgroTIC - Master's Degree level - French Agricultural Engineering Diploma

Third Year : AgroTIC specialization
the Third Year prepares the prospective Engineer for professional responsibilities

Our agricultural engineering students will be given the methods and tools to meet the challenges of digital agriculture

  • Objectives: Train agricultural engineering students in the tools and methods of digital agriculture to prepare for specific professions
  • Course advantages: An active pedagogy by project, close to the professional sector Short projects, long projects (6 months in connection with a business), challenge, technical challenge, course unit in precision agriculture with reverse pedagogy
  • Job prospects: SMEs, startups, large corporations, creation of service-sector companies

 

The AgroTIC specialization student develops a second competence in information technology applied to agronomy and the environment enabling him or her to:

  • master a new range of tools essential to any company in the service-sector or production (measurement and instrumentation system, remote sensing, geolocation, geographic information system, databases, production management software, etc.)
  • develop a diagnosis (audit) on the information systems of a company,
  • propose and design innovative technical solutions or information processing procedures adapted to the needs of users,
  • accompany the setup and manage the roll-out of recommended solutions,
  • contribute to the improvement of the environmental, technical, social and economic sustainability of institutions or companies through new technologies, in particular by enhancing the capacity to take into account and process all the information necessary for a strategic decision.

Course themes : Mobile apps, Sensors, EDI/ interoperability, Web architecture, Programming, Fuzzy logic, Scientific calculation, Precision agriculture, Object, Remote sensing, XML, Algorithm, GIS, UML, Linux, Web mapping, Sensor network, Geolocation, Spectroscopy / chemometrics, Geostatistics, Networks

Course content

  • Scientific calculation (Scilab), IT development (java) - 30 hours
  •  Spectroscopy, Remote sensing - 40 hours
  •  Geolocation, GIS, Geostatistics - 65 hours
  •  Sensing system, Wireless sensor network - 50 hours
  •  Designing communicating environmental information systems - 20 hours
  •  Web technologies and development with free tools - 50 hours
  •  Architecture of computerized systems (networks)  - 20 hours
  •  EDI  - 15 hours
  •  Project management and finalizing a project  - 120 hours
  •  Technology watch - 10 hours
  •  Introduction to the professional sector - 25 hours
Master's website & Blog www.agrotic.org
Persons in charge: Pr Bruno Tisseyre (Montpellier SupAgro)
Main partners: Bordeaux Sciences Agro, Irstea
Teaching place: Montpellier, Bordeaux
Langue: French
Challenges #DigitAg : 1 - 3 - 4
APIMET: Plant Breeding, Mediterranean and Tropical Crops Engineering (Master's Degree level - French Agricultural Engineering Diploma, Montpellier SupAgro)

Agricultural sciences and engineering oriented master’s programme

Master's Degree level - French Agricultural Engineering Diploma

  • Specialization Plant breeding & selection and development in plant sectors for Southern countries
  • Language: French
  • French students

This course aims to provide solid grounding for an engineer in life sciences in order to make the right decisions within a changing world, based on thorough knowledge and skills in scientific, technical, sociological, economic, human and cultural sectors.

Master's website
Coordination: Pr  Jacques David (Montpellier SupAgro)
Related #DigitAg Challenges: 2

 

Engineering, Computer Science and Data processing

SE: Electronic embedded systems (MSc, Polytech - Montpellier University Graduate Engineering School)

Engineering, Computer Science and Data processing oriented master's programme

Master's Degree in Engineering

  • Specialization:  Electronic Embedded Systems
  • Apprenticeship training program
  • Program duration: 3 years

The Electronic Embedded Systems (SE) specialization is a Master’s-level program that trains engineers via apprenticeships to manage industrial projects in electronics and industrial informatics.

Website - More information about the master
Coordination: Pr Lionel Torres (University of Montpellier)
Related #DigitAg Challenges: 1 -  3 - 4
NB : The courses Electronic-Automatic (MEA), Computer Sciences and Management (IG) and Food Science and Engineering (GBA) also are relevant for #DigitAg.
Biostatistics (MSc in Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Montpellier)

Engineering, Computer Science and Data processing oriented master's programme

Master of Science in Mathematics

  • Specialization: Biostatistics
  • Foreign and French students

Joint degree with the University of Sherbrooke, Canada

Master's website
Coordination: Pr Benoîte de Saporta (University of Montpellier)
Related #DigitAg Challenges:  2 - 4 - 6
MIND: Mathematics for information and decision (MSc in Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Montpellier)

Engineering, Computer Science and Data processing oriented master's programme

Master of Science in Mathematics

  • Specialization: Mathematics for information and decision
  • Dual competency in statistics and management

Joint with IAE - Montpellier University School of  Management

Master's website
Coordination: Xavier Bry (University of Montpellier)
Related #DigitAg Challenges:  7
DECOL: Data, knowledge & natural language (MSc in Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Montpellier)

Data, Knowledge, and Natural Language Processing

DECOL, Master's Degree in Computer Science

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence at the service of Data Science

  • Objectives: Develop skills in Data Science, Big Data and artificial intelligence
  • Course advantages: Teaching by projects and practical work
  • Job prospects: Data scientist / database and knowledge engineer / NLP engineer
  • International opening: Erasmus program

 

The course prepares students to design and implement complex information processing systems using emerging techniques in Big data and artificial intelligence.

 

Course themes : Data Science, Big Data and artificial intelligence

Course content

  • Models, systems, and architectures, for Big Data
  • Data mining and Machine Learning
  • Knolwedge representation
  • Automated reasoning
  • Natural language processing
  • Decision support systems
Master's website
Persons in charge: Federico Ulliana - ulliana [AT] lirmm.fr

Main partners: Public institutions (ABES, Cirad) and IT companies (IBM, CGI…)

Teaching place: Montpellier
Langue: French (potential training modules in English)
Challenges #DigitAg : 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 7
IPS: Computer Science for other Sciences (MSc in Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Montpellier)

Engineering, Computer Science and Data processing oriented master's programme

Master's Degree in Computer Science

  • Specialization: Computer Science for other Sciences
  • Entry level requirement: 3 years higher education
  • Foreign and French students

Trains students from other scientific fields to the major computer science concepts and skills

Master's website
Coordination: Konstantin Todorov (University of Montpellier)
Related #DigitAg Challenges: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 7
GéoM: Geomatics (MSc in Geomatics, University of Montpellier, University Paul Valéry Montpellier, AgroParisTech)

Engineering, Computer Science and Data processing oriented master's programme

Master's Degree in Geomatics

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Entry level requirement: 3 years higher education
  • Foreign and French students

Interdisciplinary. Environmental and geographical knowledge & computer science and management of spatial data.

Master's website
Coordination: Carmen Gervet (University of Montpellier) & Jean-Pierre Chéry (AgroParisTech)
Related #DigitAg Challenges: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 7
Numerical Sciences for Health and Life Sciences (MSc in Numerical, University of Montpellier, Ecole des Mines Alès, Institut Mines-Telecom)

Engineering, Computer Science and Data processing oriented master's programme

Master's Degree in Numerical Sciences for Health and Life Sciences

  • Multidisciplinary
  • Entry level requirement: 3 years higher education
  • Foreign and French students

Interdisciplinary program that combines health & life sciences, computer sciences, electronic devices and sensors.

Master's website & more information on IDS specialization
Coordination: Maurice Hayot & Pascal Poncelet (University of Montpellier)
Related #DigitAg Challenges: 2 - 3 - 4

 

Management & Law

Management of Innovative Projects (MSc Innovation & Management, IAE - School of Management)

Management & Law oriented master's programme

Master's Degree in Innovation & Management

  • Specialization: Management of Innovative Projects
  • Dual competency training in management
  • Entry level requirement  3 years higher education
  • Foreign and French students

Students are engineers or science graduates wishing to acquire a dual competencies to manage innovative projects in their initial competence (notably agronomics and computing sciences)

Master's website
Coordination: Pr Véronique Bessières (University of Montpellier)
Related #DigitAg Challenges: 5 - 6 - 7 - 8
IP/IT Intellectual Property and ICT Law Master (MSc,University of Montpellier, Dept of Law and Politics science)

Intellectual Property and ICT Law Master

Master 2 IP/IT

Studying law in the information society

  • Objectives: Acquire legal knowledge in the field and develop practical skills for advising, negotiating and drafting contracts in intellectual property and digital law.
  • Course advantages: a very comprehensive vision of intellectual creation in the information society and in the digital environment; English applied to IP; many IP / IT law professionals
  • Job prospects: Intellectual property lawyer; Company lawyer; Lawyer
  • International Opening: Possible internship abroad

The Master 2 "Intellectual Property and ICT Law" is backed by the UMR 5815 "Dynamics of Law" at the Faculty of Law of Montpellier (University of Montpellier). The Master proposes three main areas of study:

  • communication law (e.g. internet law, personal data protection),
  • intellectual property law (authors' rights, patent law, trademark law, design law),
  • innovation and research law (contracts for the development of research, R & D contracts, collaborative research, open science, biodiversity, etc.).

 

Course themes : Intellectual property law, digital law, counterfeiting, author’s law, patent law, trademark law, design law, database law, multimedia, software, private international law, contractual engineering in IP, financing and taxation of IP, research partnership agreements, personal data, privacy, image reproduction rights, digital platforms, e-commerce, internet law, press law, technical intermediaries' liability, etc.

Course content

  • Teaching Unit (TU) 1: Fundamental aspects of intellectual property: oral exam (4 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
  • TU 2: Practice of literary and artistic property law: 3h written exam (6 ECTS)
  • TU 3: Practice of industrial property law: 3h written exam (6 ECTS)
  • TU 4: Information and communication: practice and strategy: 3h written exam (5 ECTS)
  • TU 5: Substantive and procedural law of counterfeiting: 1 to 3h written exam (4 ECTS)
  • TU 6: International structure of the subject matter: oral exam (3 ECTS)
  • TU 7: Intellectual property contracts: 3h written exam (6 ECTS)
  • TU 8: Strategies and management of intellectual property: oral exam (5 ECTS)
  • TU 9: Legal English applied to intellectual property: oral exam (4 ECTS)
  • TU 10: Focus on professional uses: final oral exam (5 ECTS)
  • TU 11: Introduction to research (4 ECTS)
  • TU 12: Entering the job market (5 ECTS)
  • C2i (skills certification): Professions in Law (2 ECTS)
Website
Persons in charge: Agnès Robin (Université de Montpellier) - agnes.robin [AT] umontpellier.fr
Main partners: Microsoft Corporation, Google Company, Laboratoires Fabre Company, Poisson Soluble Company, Brev&Sud law firm
Teaching place: Montpellier (Law School)
Langue: French
Challenges #DigitAg : 5 - 6 - 7 - 8