Master of science and engineering

Agricultural science

JUNIA’s Agricultural Science program, taught in English or in French, is based on the internationally renowned expertise that JUNIA has gained in agricultural science over the last 40 years. This internationally-accredited program delivers a Master of Science and Engineering, allowing graduates to enter the workforce or pursue doctoral studies in institutions around the world.

Admission
Admission level

Bachelor level

Campus

Lille

Diploma

ISA

Start date

March or September

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Teaching languages : FR | EN

students visiting a farm

Course objectives

First, the fundamental objective of this program is to have a general overview of Agricultural Science. Courses range from food chain theory and crop management to livestock and plant production. Although this general approach is taught through its technical and scientific aspects, it is also crucial to include economic, sociological and ethical aspects to comprehend the notion of sustainability in agriculture.
The Agricultural Science program gives students:

  • An international view of the issue of agriculture, highlighting certain national and/or regional specificities,
  • The necessary tools to manage crop and livestock production;
  • The necessary tools to manage agricultural processes, from ruminant nutrition to distribution channels
  • A practical view of site management, thanks to lectures and seminars by experts in the field;
  • The methods to manage projects within an international context, with a multicultural team.
JUNIA's expertise

The Agricultural Science program at JUNIA meets the current and future needs of farming operations, companies, public authorities and research laboratories by training future managers and scientists benefiting from French and European expertise in the fields of:

  • Livestock housing, nutrition and production,
  • Crop systems modelling, protection and management,
  • Smart farming and new technologies in agriculture.

Program objectives

English taught courses

The program for the 1st semester of the Master 2 depends on the specialisation.

Master 1 Master 2
French taught courses
Master 1 Course ECTS
Master 1 > Fall semester Course Projet en agriculture ECTS 6 ECTS
Master 1 Course Agronomie appliquée aux grands cultures ECTS 3 ECTS
Master 1 Course Métiers de l'agriculture et de l'agrofourniture ECTS 6 ECTS
Master 1 Course Politiques agricoles et modèles sociaux de production ECTS 3 ECTS
Master 1 Course Industrie de l'alimentation animale et nutrition des monogastriques ECTS 3 ECTS
Master 1 > Spring semester Course Agriculteurs en difficulté ECTS 3 ECTS
Master 1 Course Projet en agriculture ECTS 6 ECTS
Master 1 Course Gestion de la santé animale en élevage ECTS 3 ECTS
Master 1 Course Sélection et reproduction animale ECTS 3 ECTS
Master 1 Course Expérimentation végétale ECTS 3 ECTS
Master 1 Course Agronomie tropicale ECTS 6 ECTS
Master 1 Course Bioagresseurs ECTS 3 ECTS
Master 2 Course ECTS
Master 2 > Fall semester Course Specialisation : Agribusiness ECTS 30 ECTS
Master 2 > Spring semester Course End-of-Study Internships Six-month professional experience Thesis Report and Oral Defense ECTS 30 ECTS
students working in group

Project-based learning

Learning to work in a team and manage complex projects is an essential skill for any engineer. Therefore, one day every week is dedicated to group projects, supervised by a professor and a representative from the agricultural industry or a partner company. These projects allow students to apply their technical knowledge to real-world issues faced by our industry partners.

Examples of projects

Project 1

Optimization of plant cover properties using satellite imagery: New Technologies in Agriculture, 2017 Farming By Satellite 1st Prize Winner

Project 2

Effect of the type of loose-housing system on dairy cow behavior and step activity

Project 3

Agriculture and Development of Plants for Medicinal Purposes

Project 4

Urban Farming and Hydroponics

Project 5

Conversion of Farms from Conventional to Organic Farming Systems

people with a smartphone in a field
Zoom on Smart Farming

In the framework of Erasmus + KA2, a new curriculum focused on Smart Farming was built using innovative learning tools and in collaboration with partner universities across Europe.

Internships

As with all programs at JUNIA, students will spend 40% of their studies in internships. These periods of professional immersion, carried out either in France or abroad, in a company or a laboratory, expose students to the reality of the professional world.

Professional support

Examples of our students' Internships

internship Feasibility study of conversion to organic farming
internship Replacement of pesticides by agroecological alternative solutions
internship Links between animal feeding and meat quality
internship Drone imagery in experimental agriculture
internship Dairy cow welfare research
Portrait of Junia's student

Careers

Thanks to our project-based pedagogy and extensive professional experience, JUNIA Alumni are ready to join the global workforce even before they graduate. Indeed, 90% of JUNIA Alumni are employed within 6 months of graduating. Our alumni go on to work in diverse fields: Sales, Marketing or Technical positions, Service in agriculture (insurance companies, audits, consulting) as well as in Research and Development in technical and research institutes, Project management at regional or national levels (professional organizations).

Research

  • Research in animal science
    JUNIA’s Comportement Animal et Systèmes d’Élevage CASE research unit performs scientific and applied research on the behavior and welfare of livestock (cattle, pigs, poultry).
  • Research in plant biology
    BioGAP is JUNIA’s plant biotechnology research unit, specializing in pathogen management in agriculture, most notably septoria diseases, important foliar diseases of winter wheat worldwide.
Professor an researcher of Junia
Tuition fees 18 000€

Tuition fees for total programm  2023-2025
Tuition fees do NOT include living expenses, accommodation, additional administrative, equipment or organizational fees relating to particular programs.

Financial aids

Learn more about our scholarships and financial support

Financial aids
Admission Prerequisites
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Life Sciences (Agriculture, Food Science, Biology, or related field)
  • B2 level in language of instruction (French or English) certified by an official test score (DELF, DALF, French Bac, TOEFL IBT 80, TOEIC 785, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent), except students from countries where the desired language of instruction is an official language.
  • French is NOT required for admission to English-taught programs, but is highly recommended
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