Risks and environment master’s degree - Biodiversity, health, environment



The Risks and environment master's degree is a national diploma.

The BSE master's degree course opens up jobs accessible to Bac+5 (5 years of higher education) level students and also gives access to doctoral studies.

Its main objective is to train executives capable of designing, coordinating and leading:
- technical-economic projects in the monitoring of the quality of natural environments, the management of natural environments, in the contexts of the assessment of eco-toxicological and eco-epidemiological risks.
- scientific projects in functional ecology, eco-physiology, eco-toxicology and eco-epidemiology after additional doctoral training.

In this context, the BSE course provides students with lessons relating to the study of sources and modes of transfer and accumulation of chemical and biological pollutants in environmental matrices (air, soil, water, biota). In addition, there are lessons on the effects of these contaminations on the state of the health of organisms, ecosystems and their possible consequences in terms of biodiversity and human health.

The impacts of interactions between biological and chemical contaminants are analysed at the molecular, cellular and behavioural levels of organisms in wild animal species. The links between the state of the biodiversity of ecosystems and human and environmental health are also considered.

Finally, an important part of the lessons concerns the methods for assessing eco-toxic risks and their uses in the bio-monitoring of natural environments.

These fundamental lessons are given by scientific experts from the public and private sectors working in the fields of the study, monitoring and management of ecosystems and wildlife in an eco-epidemiological-toxicology context.

In addition, there are practical methodological lessons in biostatistics, modelling and risk mapping. The regulatory and legislative contexts relating to the management and assessment of the quality of natural environments, and to the assessment of eco-epidemiological-toxic risks within monitoring networks are also presented.

A supervised project (in M2) and two internships in a professional environment allow students to put their knowledge into practice while becoming familiar with management, project management and communication techniques in the context of interactions with networks of stakeholders working in the scientific and technical fields of training.

Skills acquired at the end of the training:

At the end of their course, students are able to:

  • Carry out studies and testing in the field of basic research in eco-physiology, eco-toxicology and functional ecology in public and private research organisations.
  • Carry out studies and testing applied to the fields of ecosystem monitoring, management of natural environments, assessment of eco-toxicological risks within environmental management bodies, design offices, etc.
  • Respond to calls for tenders.
  • Define the scientific, technical and financial feasibility of a project.
  • Draft study and research reports.
  • Work in a team and coordinate teamwork.
  • Communicate results to specialist and non-specialist audiences, etc.