STUDIES: BIOTECHNOLOGY, PLANT-BASED CHEMISTRY, BIOREFINING
The Biology-Agrosciences master's degree is a national diploma.
The Biology-AgroSciences (BAS) master's degree programme includes a common M1 year and 2 M2 courses: Biotechnology, Plant-based Chemistry, Biorefining (BCVB) and M2 Production of the Plant Biomass and Bioprotection (PBVB).
Access to M1 BAS is via the national Master's degree portal.
Access to M2 BCVB is automatic for students who have passed their M1 BAS and can also be done following examination by those in charge of the BAS Master's degree of the application file of students with an M1-level diploma in the field of chemistry and agri-food.
The BAS master's degree aims to provide disciplinary knowledge and skills covering all aspects of the sustainable exploitation of agricultural resources. The educational objective of the BAS programme is to train high-level scientists in the field of agricultural resources, capable of mobilising the concepts and methodologies of the disciplines concerned to analyse the problems, solve the questions raised and implement an optimisation strategy.
The BCVB course trains specialist executives in the field of the transformation of agricultural resources by physico-chemical and biotechnological means for the production of molecules, bio-sourced specialty products and agro-materials.
Cross-disciplinary lessons (English, technology watch in agro-industries, communication and professional project) are common to the 2 M2 courses of the BAS Master's degree.
An important specific feature of the BAS Master's degree concerns the interactions with the local industrial fabric in the field of biorefining and the bioeconomy which will be important (visits to R&D laboratories of companies, stakeholders in the industrial sector and major research organisations).
Once they have graduated, students can enter the professional world but also pursue a doctorate. The BCVB course provides access to current and future professions in the booming field of agricultural resources and plant-based biorefining.
Skills acquired at the end of the training:
Scientific education (biochemistry and plant physiology, industrial biotechnology, chemistry of polymers and specialty products, process engineering in agro-industries, etc.) is systematically associated with general education (115 hours in M1, 80 hours in M2 BCVB) designed to train students in communication (English, communication techniques) as well as introduce them to the business world (socio-economic fabric, project management).
BAS-BCVB master's degree students will have been trained to be:
- Scientifically and technically competent in the field of plant processing.
- Able to adapt to the different professional situations they will encounter based on the knowledge and know-how they will have acquired and developed during the Master's degree.
- Able to integrate into a public or industrial professional environment.
- Able to lead projects.
- Able to communicate and lead a team under their responsibility.
From the beginning of the M1 (Professional project module), the students will also carry out a skills assessment, and will work on the completion of their CV and cover letters for an effective search for an internship and job.