Academic programs

Licence in Geography and Planning - CMI Geographic Modelling of the Territory

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Admission conditions
Length of studies
6 semesters
Campus Hannah Arendt - Site Sainte Marthe
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Cost and financial aid
Initial training  
Continuous training (employees, jobseekers, self-employed)
Accessible as

Licence's degree in Human and Social Sciences, majoring in Geography and Planning
Type of course: CMI Geographical modelling of the territory

To better understand the philosophy of the CMI, it is useful to refer to the site of the FIGURE network.

The course CMI-GeoAm-MGT is made up of two parts: on the one hand, the classic curriculum (Licence's degree, then Master's degree), and on the other hand, a complementary training offer of twenty modules (i.e., on average, two more modules per semester).


To train high-level executives in geography, who are creative, innovative and capable of producing territory, planning or managing living areas, and enhancing or developing socialized natural spaces from a strong technical and theoretical base.

The CMI-GéoAm-MGT also seeks, through very early integration into research, to give students a reflective capacity and adaptability.


Erasmus learning area

07.1 Geography

ERASMUS field (if applicable)



Internships, which are compulsory each year, are of increasing duration (one week in the first year, and up to six months in the Master's programme) and follow an increasing specialisation.


Business partnerships

Private companies (Immochan)

Services (Avignon urban planning agency)

Economic entities (Territori or GéographR consultancy firms)

Inter-municipal associations (AB-Cèze, SMAGE du Gardon, Syndicat des Baronnies)

Local or national companies (Grand Port Maritime de Marseille, Renault)

Research centers partnerships

The CMI-GeoAm-MGT relies primarily on the UMR ESPACE 7300 of the CNRS, a research team in theoretical and quantitative geography that brings together university and CNRS personnel located either in Nice, Aix-Marseille, or Avignon.

It is involved in numerous research programmes, both in human and physical geography, in local, national (observatory, workshop zone, ANR, PREDIT, etc.), European (ERASMUS Intensive European Programme) and more widely international programmes with Black Africa and the Maghreb, India and Brazil, etc.


Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac

Required former training

Public report of the Parcoursup Examination Commission available here in PDF format.

Sufficient scientific and literary training validated by report cards, and preferably a mention in the Bac.

Recommended educational background(s)

A solid scientific background is preferable, as is a good knowledge of English, and an aptitude for hard work is necessary to cope with the additional workload induced by the CMI modules.

Admission conditions

Admission to the Master of Engineering programme is based on a procedure on the Admission Post Bac platform, which details the documents to be provided and the timetable.

It requires the creation of a digital file, then, after selection, an audition, itself selective, where the motivation of the candidate will be questioned.


At the University of Avignon and Pays de Vaucluse, the pre-registration and registration procedures are done online on the website, see the "Registration" section.
Please note: some courses are only accessible after one or more pre-selection and/or selection stages. Therefore, before registering, you must meet all the conditions for admission.

Year of highschool graduation
Bac + 3
Level of education obtained after completion
Niveau III

Targeted skill(s)

First, knowledge: being, doing and saying.

Then, technical and disciplinary skills (spatial analysis [positional relationships], scalar relationships [laws of scale], power relationshipsSecondly, technical and disciplinary skills (spatial analysis [positional relationships], scalar relationships [laws of scale], power relationships [potential, functioning, morphogenesis], and methodological skills in theoretical and quantitative geography (graphic modelling, computer-assisted cartography, geographic information systems, databases, statistical processing, modelling) that can be mobilised to tackle at least one of the three proposed disciplinary themes (the city and urban networks [intra - inter], forms and flows, territorial energy and geoprospecting). The training includes an opening to sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, etc.

Finally, lifelong learning skills (adaptability, innovation, creativity, etc.).

Career Opportunities

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The student will graduate with a Geography Licence labelled CMI.

Sector(s) of activity

social sciences
land use planning
Geography Regional planning Social sciences

Functions and professions

Project managers, development managers, operations managers and/or study managers in project management, geomarketing, etc.
in public and semi-public organisations
Local authorities, Public Works Departments, Public Offices involved in social housing, town planning agencies, consular chambers, research bodies (Councils for Architecture, Town Planning and the Environment, Regional Nature Parks, etc.)
mixed economy companies, public development establishments, water agencies, PACT-Arim, OPAH (programmed housing improvement operations), etc.

But also with private operators:
limited companies, SARL, EURL, etc.
landscape, urban planning and architecture agencies, architectural firms, design offices, property developers, shopping centre or leisure facility developers, consultants, land companies, insurers, etc.

Further studies

Possible in the second cycle in the two CMI Geography Masters (GeoTer and SDS).

Master CMI-GéoAm-MGT, either, by right, to integrate another CMI in geography offered in France at Master level, or to apply for any second cycle training (Master) in geography.

Director of studies

Johnny Douvinet
Didier Josselin

Date of update July 2, 2021