• Targeted level of study

    BAC +5

  • ECTS

    120 credits

  • Duration

    1 or 2 years

  • Training structure

    Faculty of Science

  • Language(s) of instruction

    French

Presentation

The Master's degree in Environmental Management is described at: www.ingénieurs-ecologues.fr 

Accredited by the university and the national evaluation committee, the Biology-Ecology department and the Faculty of Sciences of Montpellier are opening, for the period 2021-2025, the Master's degree in Environmental Management. This multidisciplinary professional Master's degree offers opportunities in many sectors of the environment and biodiversity. In this project, the new mention "Environmental Management" includes 6 courses:

-AquaDura: Sustainable Production and Exploitation of Aquatic Bioresources (formerly BAEMT)

-GIEBioTE: Integrated Management of the Environment, Biodiversity and Territories

-IEGB : Ecology and Biodiversity Management Engineering

-Dual Competence in Ecological Engineering (DC)

-RAINET': Applied research to conserve biodiversity

-ComBiodiv: Communication and Education on Biodiversity

All courses are open to continuing education in M1 and M2. All courses except GIEBioTE are open to apprenticeship in M1 and M2.

The Environmental Management specialization is a 5-year degree that trains professionals in the fields of naturalist expertise, ecological engineering, environmental management, territorial planning, communication and research in conservation biology (the latter through a doctorate). 

It develops and applies several areas of expertise in a specific manner in each of its specialization paths: 

-Sustainable development, societal and environmental issues in the face of global change and their adaptations, 

- knowledge, management and conservation of biodiversity,  

- sustainable exploitation and production of bioresources, 

- management of aquatic environments and flood prevention, 

-The integrated management of territories and their resources, on territorial dialogue and interactions with actors and institutions,  

- communication, awareness and training on biodiversity. 

 In line with the Sustainable Development Goals, this master's degree and the teaching program of each of its courses are recognized and supported by the UNESCO center on water and environment in Montpellier (ICIREWARD: https://icireward-unesco.umontpellier.fr/)  

Field of training: Agronomy, plant biology, ecology, environment, evolution, biodiversity; Space, environment and societies; Sciences and Technologies, Water Sciences

Please refer to the course sheets for a more detailed presentation.

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The advantages of the training

Objectives

The goal of the Environmental Management field is to train future managers, researchers, and engineers in the fields of the environment, ecology, and biodiversity, with specializations ranging from integrated and concerted management of territories that respect the environment, to naturalist expertise, including research in biodiversity conservation, communication on sustainable development, aquaculture and fisheries production, and natural risk prevention. 

The main outlet is the executive job at Bac+5 level in ecological engineering or the implementation of environmental projects, in aquaculture production or aquatic resources management, in communication, in scientific research on biodiversity (including doctoral opportunities), or in territorial management (...).

Please refer to the course sheets for a more detailed presentation of the objectives.

 

 

 

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Know-how and skills

The competences acquired at the end of the Master 2 are specific to the courses. It is therefore advisable to refer to the course descriptions.  

Core competencies upon graduation from the master's program include, for example:  

  • To master the methods and techniques of naturalist inventories and diagnoses, as well as the prospecting of vegetation, populations and rare species  
  • Define and conduct experimental, inventory, determination, observation and hydrometric devices for contrasting environments using technical approaches, collect data 
  • Perform statistical analysis of data and analyze data  
  • Master specialized software 
  • Mastering the tools, techniques and methods of development, preservation, protection or restoration of biodiversity  
  • Integrate the aspects of conservation, biodiversity, management and protection of the environment in the development projects of the territories by taking into account the social and economic dimensions 
  • Design, develop, manage and implement communication, awareness, education and training activities 
  • Conduct environmental studies and develop management plans  
  • Take a stand and develop a plan of action to bring about change 
  • Conducting impact studies and sizing hydraulic structures 
  • To provide advice and technical assistance in aquaculture 
  • Designing innovative programs and action plans on the production and sustainable use of aquatic bioresources 
  • Designing research programs and protocols 
  • Ensure the management of projects.  
  • Scientific and technical communication 
  • Structure and lead teams and meetings 
  • Ensure a scientific and technological watch 
  • Participate in the dissemination and promotion of results and studies 
  • Understand the dynamics of living resources and aquatic ecosystems and their interactions, 
  • Be able to analyze the functioning of operating systems, from upstream to downstream, 
  • Develop a critical understanding of aquaculture development and principles, 
  • To produce species in different aquaculture production systems in a sustainable way, taking into account epidemiological, environmental and welfare regulations, 
  • Assess and manage human impact on exploited aquatic ecosystems in an integrated manner 
  • Assess, exploit and manage aquatic bioresources sustainably, 
  • Contribute to cutting-edge research on the development of aquatic bioresources practices and valorization 

 

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International training

Double degrees, joint degrees, Erasmus Mundus

International dimension

The Master Integrated Management of the Environment, Biodiversity and Territories GIEBioTE is a Franco-Canadian training, carried and bi-degree by both the University of Montpellier and the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). The M1 of this program must be completed in Canada (contact the program director).

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Organization

Knowledge control

see EU sheets

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Open in alternation

Type of contract

Apprenticeship contract, Professionalization contract

Alternation possible in Master 1 and Master 2 depending on the course. (see the work-study calendar at the CFA)

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Alternation methods

The courses open to alternating work-study contracts and apprenticeships are
M2 - Double competence in ecology and biodiversity management -course open to direct access in M2.
M2 - Sustainable Production and Exploitation of Aquatic Bioresources AQUADURA
M2 - Applied Research to Conserve Biodiversity RAINET'
M2 - Ecological Engineering and Biodiversity Management IEGB
M2 - Communication and Biodiversity Education ComBiodiv
M1- Environmental and Biodiversity Management
The apprenticeship schedule is defined for the duration of the training (1 to 2 years depending on the pathway) and is available from the CFA (cf. contacts)

 

 

 

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Internships, tutored projects

Internship

Mandatory

Duration of the course

3 months; 4.5 months; 6 months (depending on course)

Internship abroad

Possible

Duration of the internship abroad

same duration of internship in France

All students in this Master's program have two long internships to complete during their studies: 4.5 months in M1 (3 in GIEBioTE) and 5 to 6 months in M2, with specific variations for each course. Students are obligatorily supervised by a company tutor and monitored by their teaching staff at all stages of the internship, in particular the M2 internship or end-of-study internship, which is of vital importance for their professional integration. 

Please refer to the course sheets for a more detailed presentation of the internships. 

 

Numerous teaching units offer courses in the form of team projects. Some of them are transversal to the mention. All of them allow students to apply their learning to operational cases. Among the largest tutored projects are 

  • The Master 2 Ecology and Biodiversity Fair in which all M2 students are involved to varying degrees on specific job descriptions. This fair is a forum for jobs and training, a scientific and technical conference, a place for professional meetings (...) https://www.salon-ecologie.com/
  • Festi'Versité in Master 2, which is a festival of biodiversity to raise awareness and educate the general public on ecological issues
  • The Biodiversity study project in Master 1, in which students are trained in sampling methods and field monitoring
  • The cogithon in Master 2, which pits teams of students against each other in their response to a call for tenders drawn up by the students themselves in partnership with local players and according to the issues at stake.
  • The projects in companies are short term missions in groups of 3 or 4 in immersion within a company or an association.
  • ...
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Program

In M2 the courses are :

  1. Integrated Management of the Environment, Biodiversity and Territories (in bi-diploma with the University of Sherbrooke) - in initial and continuing education.
  2. Double competence in ecology and biodiversity management - only open to apprenticeship or with a professionalization contract, course open to direct access in M2.
  3. Sustainable Production and Exploitation of Aquatic Bioresources - initial training, continuing education and apprenticeship.
  4. Applied research to conserve biodiversity - initial training, continuing education and apprenticeship.
  5. Ecological engineering and biodiversity management - initial training, continuing education and apprenticeship.
  6. Biodiversity communication and education - initial training, continuing education and apprenticeship.

The different courses are available in M2 (except for the Franco-Canadian GIEBioTE course which is differentiated from M1 onwards, see https://ingenieurs-ecologues.com/presentation-parcours-giebiote/). The Masters involved in this new mention have a long experience of individualized follow-up of students to help them in the construction of their training project and elaborate their professional project. Thus, the students entering the program in M1, even if they will be together in the common core courses, will have personalized follow-ups as of M1 according to the courses (M2) that they will have identified as being necessary for the realization of their professional project. The recruitment of the M1 class will also be determined by our capacity to accommodate students in the various M2 courses.

 

The first year of the endorsement includes:

  1. The Integrated Management of the Environment, Biodiversity and Territories course (in bi-diploma with the University of Sherbrooke) - initial and continuing education, and taking place in Canada (University of Sherbrooke);
  2. Environmental and Biodiversity Management (core curriculum) initial and continuing education ;
  3. Environmental and Biodiversity Management by apprenticeship (it differs from the previous one in that it is adapted to work-study).

Students will be recruited by course according to their professional goals (as defined by the M2 courses - except for GIEBioTE, see above). The pedagogical team manages the recruitment of students at the level of the mention in order to optimize the adequacy of the candidates' previous career - training project - professional project. Students in Double Competence (M2) are welcomed with direct access (retraining, graduate engineers, etc.).

 

For all the M1 and M2 courses of this mention, except Master 1 GIEBIOTE, the teachings take place in France, in Montpellier, within the Faculty of Sciences (except for planned field trips, in companies and internships). The teachings can be adapted to the teachings by videoconference if the health situation requires it. The Master 1 GIEBIOTE takes place in Canada (contact the person in charge of this course).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Select a program

Integrated Management of the Environment, Biodiversity and Territories

If the question of the spatial coexistence of all human activities has always been important in human societies, it is even more so nowadays and imposes often delicate trade-offs between agriculture, breeding, extraction activities, transport, industry, commerce, cities, leisure activities.... In addition to the complexity of these trade-offs, there is the significant contemporary degradation of the physical environment (climate change, various types of pollution, etc.) and the biotic environment (disappearance of natural areas, erosion of biodiversity), whose impact on the health and well-being of human populations is undeniable.

Thus, with the harsh reality of global changes, under social pressure and a restrictive legislative framework, but with limited budgets, governments, local authorities, companies and associations.... are in the short term forced to integrate environmental, ecological and societal concerns into their activities. Environmental management and land use planning have become interdependent and their synergy essential.

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Environmental and biodiversity management

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Environmental and Biodiversity Management - Learning

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Double competence in ecology and biodiversity management Biodiv'In - Apprenticeship

The Biodiv'In master course "Double competence in ecology and biodiversity management" is presented on the website of the GEB Master mention "Gestion de l'Environnement et de la Biodiversité": www.ingénieurs-ecologues.fr

This is a scientific and technical training in ecology at a generalist level in the fields of competence at bac+5 of :

Environmental and ecological engineering.

Management and conservation of biodiversity.

It is based on a single year of training at the M2 level, the course does not include a M1.

This training prepares graduates with a Bac+5 degree of the "technical engineer" type, and does not prepare them for jobs as senior technicians (e.g. naturalist technician, because these require specific and long apprenticeships that will not be provided in this course) or for jobs as researchers or teacher-researchers. From these two restrictions, this course opens up a very wide field of jobs at the baccalaureate+5 level more or less related to scientific ecology and contributing directly or/and indirectly to the conservation of biodiversity.

The course is open to both initial and continuing education, with or without an apprenticeship or professionalization contract.

See the complete page of this course

Sustainable Production and Exploitation of Aquatic Bioresources

Aquaculture has supplanted fishing in the supply of seafood for human consumption worldwide. The controlled production of aquatic organisms plays a crucial role in alleviating the growing need for sustainably produced aquatic foods.

The aim of this course is to train future scientists with a broad range of skills in the entire fisheries and aquaculture sector, with a view to ensuring responsible aquaculture production, fishing and ecosystem management of aquatic resources and environments.

The AQUADURA program is a professionalizing programthat allows students to enter the job market directly after gradu ation.The continuation of the program into a thesis is very marginal and is mainly carried out in the fields of R&D or integrated management. It is open to apprentices in M1 and M2.

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Applied research to conserve biodiversity RAINET

Faced with the development of human societies, the challenges of biodiversity conservation are multiplying. More and more urgent scientific questions are being asked, particularly in ecology but not only. Answering these questions requires applied research, the results of which have a real impact on biodiversity conservation practices and policies at different scales.

The RAINET' Master's degree (Applied Research for Biodiversity Conservation) targets students who wish to pursue this path and to complete a doctoral thesis after the Master's degree. These students can then work as researchers in public or private research organizations or as scientific project managers in biodiversity conservation organizations in France and abroad.

For more information: https: //ingenieurs-ecologues.com/parcours-ge/parcours-rainet/

 

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Ecological Engineering and Biodiversity Management IEGB

The IEGB Master's program is presented on the website of the Master's degree in Environmental and Biodiversity Management: www.ingénieurs-ecologues.fr 

Students in the IEGB master's program are trained in environmental and ecological engineering and in the management of biodiversity and aquatic environments. They integrate ecological, sociological and environmental dimensions into programs for the management and preservation of natural resources and environments, holistic management of natural or protected areas, protection and conservation of species, but also into programs for reducing the vulnerability of territories to climate and global changes and increasing their resilience, protecting populations from environmental risks, including floods, as well as into programs for planning, adaptation and sustainable development.

This course is professionally oriented and trains generalist ecological engineers, managers in environmental engineering, ecology, biodiversity and hydraulics. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals, this master's degree and its teaching program are recognized and supported by the UNESCO center on water and the environment in Montpellier (IciReward)  

The teaching takes place in multiple and complementary forms in order to encourage learning, creativity and student involvement in their training: from online lectures, to concrete field cases in contact with professionals, through fundamental scientific disciplines, field techniques, digital modeling or operational group projects. The numerous opportunities for exchanges between students, and between students and professionals, allow the development of the professional network of future graduates, which is essential for effective integration into the professional world, and allow the learning of interdisciplinarity, which is essential for the environmental, ecological and societal management of territories, environments or species.

The IEGB program is open to initial and continuing education, as well as to professional training and apprenticeship contracts. Since 2010, the IEGB program is open to apprenticeship.

Fields of study : Main : environmental sciences, agronomy, plant biology, ecology, environment, evolution, biodiversity, sciences and technologies, water sciences.

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Communication and Education on Biodiversity

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Sustainable Production and Exploitation of Aquatic Bioresources - Apprenticeship

Aquaculture has supplanted fishing in the supply of seafood for human consumption worldwide. The controlled production of aquatic organisms plays a crucial role in alleviating the growing need for sustainably produced aquatic foods.

The aim of this course is to train future scientists with a broad range of skills in the entire fisheries and aquaculture sector, with a view to ensuring responsible aquaculture production, fishing and ecosystem management of aquatic resources and environments.

The AQUADURA program is a professionalizing programthat allows students to enter the job market directly after gradu ation.The continuation of the program into a thesis is very marginal and is mainly carried out in the fields of R&D or integrated management. It is open to apprentices in M1 and M2.

See the complete page of this course

Applied Research to Conserve Biodiversity RAINET - Learning

Faced with the development of human societies, the challenges of biodiversity conservation are multiplying. More and more urgent scientific questions are being asked, particularly in ecology but not only. Answering these questions requires applied research, the results of which have a real impact on biodiversity conservation practices and policies at different scales.

The RAINET' Master's degree (Applied Research for Biodiversity Conservation) targets students who wish to pursue this path and to complete a doctoral thesis after the Master's degree. These students can then work as researchers in public or private research organizations or as scientific project managers in biodiversity conservation organizations in France and abroad.

For more information: https: //ingenieurs-ecologues.com/parcours-ge/parcours-rainet/

 

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Ecological Engineering and Biodiversity Management IEGB - Apprenticeship

The IEGB Master's program is presented on the website of the Master's degree in Environmental and Biodiversity Management: www.ingénieurs-ecologues.fr 

Students in the IEGB master's program are trained in environmental and ecological engineering and in the management of biodiversity and aquatic environments. They integrate ecological, sociological and environmental dimensions into programs for the management and preservation of natural resources and environments, holistic management of natural or protected areas, protection and conservation of species, but also into programs for reducing the vulnerability of territories to climate and global changes and increasing their resilience, protecting populations from environmental risks, including floods, as well as into programs for planning, adaptation and sustainable development.

This course is professionally oriented and trains generalist ecological engineers, managers in environmental engineering, ecology, biodiversity and hydraulics. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals, this master's degree and its teaching program are recognized and supported by the UNESCO center on water and the environment in Montpellier (IciReward)  

The teaching takes place in multiple and complementary forms in order to encourage learning, creativity and student involvement in their training: from online lectures, to concrete field cases in contact with professionals, through fundamental scientific disciplines, field techniques, digital modeling or operational group projects. The numerous opportunities for exchanges between students, and between students and professionals, allow the development of the professional network of future graduates, which is essential for effective integration into the professional world, and allow the learning of interdisciplinarity, which is essential for the environmental, ecological and societal management of territories, environments or species.

The IEGB program is open to initial and continuing education, as well as to professional training and apprenticeship contracts. Since 2010, the IEGB program is open to apprenticeship.

Fields of study : Main : environmental sciences, agronomy, plant biology, ecology, environment, evolution, biodiversity, sciences and technologies, water sciences.

See the complete page of this course

Communication and Education on Biodiversity - Learning

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Double competence in ecology and biodiversity management Biodiv'In

The Biodiv'In master course "Double competence in ecology and biodiversity management" is presented on the website of the GEB Master mention "Gestion de l'Environnement et de la Biodiversité": www.ingénieurs-ecologues.fr

This is a scientific and technical training in ecology at a generalist level in the fields of competence at bac+5 of :

Environmental and ecological engineering.

Management and conservation of biodiversity.

It is based on a single year of training at the M2 level, the course does not include a M1.

This training prepares graduates with a Bac+5 degree of the "technical engineer" type, and does not prepare them for jobs as senior technicians (e.g. naturalist technician, because these require specific and long apprenticeships that will not be provided in this course) or for jobs as researchers or teacher-researchers. From these two restrictions, this course opens up a very wide field of jobs at the baccalaureate+5 level more or less related to scientific ecology and contributing directly or/and indirectly to the conservation of biodiversity.

The course is open to both initial and continuing education, with or without an apprenticeship or professionalization contract.

See the complete page of this course

  • Ecology Fair-1

    2 credits1h
  • Choice 1

    4 credits
    • Your choice: 1 of 2

      • Management and exploitation of living resources

        4 credits
      • Conservation ecology

        4 credits
  • EU CHOICE 2

    10 credits
    • Choice of 1 of 3

      • EU Choice 4

        • Individual Project in GE 2

          4 credits
        • Pollution and bioremediation of ecosystems

      • EU CHOICE 3

        10 credits
        • Your choice: 1 of 22

          • Urban ecology

            2 credits
          • Sustainable exploitation of animal resources hunting

            2 credits
          • Ecology of marine and coastal ecosystems

            2 credits8h
          • Agroecology

            2 credits
          • Conservation Biology

            2 credits
          • Stream modeling

            2 credits
          • Ecological engineering and restoration (ERC sequence)

            2 credits
          • Behavioral ecology

            2 credits6h
          • GEMAPI (Management of Aquatic Environments and Flood Prevention)

            2 credits
          • Mediation and Governance of territories

            2 credits
          • Ecology Fair-2

            2 credits1h
          • Ecology Environment Anthropo Society (Pyrenees seminar)

            2 credits
          • Tools and methods for the dynamic study of marine ecosystems

            2 credits3h
          • Managing a participatory science project

            2 credits
          • Impacts of climate change on organisms, ecosystems and

            2 credits
          • Advanced GIS

            2 credits
          • Individual Project in GE 1

            2 credits
          • GIS

            2 credits
          • Global changes: characterization, impacts & adaptations

            2 credits
          • Communication of organizations

            2 credits15h
          • New technologies for the study of Biodiversity

            2 credits
          • Bioremediation pollution

            2 credits
      • EU CHOICE 4

        10 credits
        • Pollution and bioremediation of ecosystems

        • EU CHOICE 7

          6 credits
          • Your choice: 1 of 22

            • Urban ecology

              2 credits
            • Sustainable exploitation of animal resources hunting

              2 credits
            • Ecology of marine and coastal ecosystems

              2 credits8h
            • Agroecology

              2 credits
            • Conservation Biology

              2 credits
            • Stream modeling

              2 credits
            • Ecological engineering and restoration (ERC sequence)

              2 credits
            • Behavioral ecology

              2 credits6h
            • GEMAPI (Management of Aquatic Environments and Flood Prevention)

              2 credits
            • Mediation and Governance of territories

              2 credits
            • Ecology Fair-2

              2 credits1h
            • Ecology Environment Anthropo Society (Pyrenees seminar)

              2 credits
            • Tools and methods for the dynamic study of marine ecosystems

              2 credits3h
            • Managing a participatory science project

              2 credits
            • Impacts of climate change on organisms, ecosystems and

              2 credits
            • Advanced GIS

              2 credits
            • Individual Project in GE 1

              2 credits
            • GIS

              2 credits
            • Global changes: characterization, impacts & adaptations

              2 credits
            • Communication of organizations

              2 credits15h
            • New technologies for the study of Biodiversity

              2 credits
            • Bioremediation pollution

              2 credits
  • Aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems

    4 credits
  • Ecology Keys

    2 credits
  • M2-GE Apprenticeship Project

    6 credits
  • Tools of the territorial dialogue

    2 credits
  • End of studies internship M2 GE Biodiv'In

    22 credits
  • COGITHON

    4 credits
  • Professionalization M2 GE

    4 credits