Academic programs

International Master in Agricultural Sciences (IMAS)

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac + 3, Bac + 4, Bac + 5
Admission conditions
Length of studies
2 years
Campus Jean-Henri Fabre
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Cost and financial aid
Initial training  
Continuous training (employees, jobseekers, self-employed)
Accessible as
Teaching languages
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The research-oriented International Master's program in Agricultural Sciences (IMAS)
in Agricultural Sciences) is at the heart of the IMPLANTEUS University Research School (EUR), which has been designed in partnership with the INRAE Regional Centre to meet the challenge of adapting Mediterranean agricultural systems for fruit and vegetable production to the constraints of global change, while promoting high nutritional quality.
The IMAS course offers a training programme in English combining plant and environmental sciences.
The IMAS course offers training in English combining plant and environmental sciences, food chemistry, process science, microbiology, human nutrition and consumer science.


The strong international character of the IMAS course is reflected in:

  • A systematic use of English in the teaching.
  • Support for international mobility.
Students in the IMAS programme will be encouraged to carry out their research internship abroad. This scheme will be based on the EUR IMPLANTEUS network of international partners.
  • Strong involvement of the EUR's international partners in the teaching program (through seminars and summer schools) and in hosting students for their laboratory internships.


By entering the IMAS course, M1 and M2 students commit to:

  • Carry out 2 research internships in EUR laboratories (including those of international partners) with adequate financial support (grants + mobility grants).
  • Develop a project in collaboration with the private sector and supervised by a socio-economic partner. Projects may deal with research, innovation or any subject at the science/society interface.


Research centers partnerships

Institution partnerships

Avignon Université
Pôle Agro&Sciences
301 rue Baruch de Spinoza - BP21239
84911 Avignon Cedex 9


Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac + 3, Bac + 4, Bac + 5

Admission conditions

Terms and conditions of selection for entry into the Master's course - Year 2021-2022 (deliberation of the Board of Directors on 15/12/20)


Hold a Licence's degree in Chemistry or Life and Earth Sciences. Transcripts and rankings from the 3 years of the Bachelor's degree, a letter of motivation and any
document attesting to the level of English will be required.


A M1 level or a complete Master's degree in Chemistry or Life and Earth Sciences (or equivalent), transcripts and rankings from the bachelor's and master's years, a letter of motivation, and any document proving the level of English.
If necessary, face-to-face or telephone interviews will allow to validate the level of English.


The selection will be based on a file with an evaluation of the candidates by the teaching team, based on the following documents to be attached: CV, letter of motivation, transcripts of grades from the three years of the degree, and document attesting to the level of English.

Year of highschool graduation
Bac + 5

Career Opportunities

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The IMAS course promotes professional integration of its students through:

- The promotion of student projects in collaboration with the private sector

- The involvement of socio-economic partners in:

  • Training (short modules targeted at R&D)
  • Tutoring of student projects
  • Hosting students for short periods in relation to their research internships
  • The organization of an annual professional fair and workshops for professional integration

Further studies

Given the research orientation of the IMAS course and the 2 internships in laboratories for a total of 10 months, students are naturally encouraged to continue their studies with a doctorate, particularly in the EUR laboratories, which are associated within the Doctoral School 536 Agrosciences & Sciences (ED536).


Sylvie Fayard
Implanteus Project Manager

Malaury Boissier
International Development Officer

Director of studies

Olivier Dangles
Professor at Avignon University

Cindy Morris
Director of Research at INRAE

Registrar office contact details

Pedagogical secretariat:
Mireille Rozier

Date of update July 2, 2021