European master's Agroecology (double degree)

The double degree Agroecology is a European master's especially for students with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and agroecosystem management. This programme is part of the Resilient Farming and Food Systems master's and gives you the possibility to understand structure and function of complex agroecosystems. When you choose the double degree programme Agroecology you will complete your first year in Wageningen. The second year you transfer to the Institut Supérieur d'agriculture et d'agroalimentaire Rhône-Alpes (ISARA-Lyon) in Lyon, France. This way you can take full advantage of the strength of Wageningen University & Research and ISARA-Lyon.

European Master Agroecology

Why this programme?

  • A multidisciplinary approach which combines natural science with social science and economics.
  • Two diplomas when you graduate (WU: MSc Resilient Farming and Food Systems, Isara: MSc Agroecology)
  • The opportunity to experiment with different and innovative learning tools.

Study programme of the European master's Agroecology

During the programme Agroecology, you will learn to apply systems approaches in studying, designing and evaluating agricultural systems and food production chains, and develop creative solutions for sustainable farming and marketing of organic products.

On the Programme of Agroecology page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships.

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Application and admission

Interested in taking part in the double degree programme of Agroecology? For this program you will need to be registered at both Universities.

Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures of the WUR. You will apply to the master Resilient Farming and Food Systems and indicate you want to join the double degree.

Here you can find how to register at ISARA. Please keep in mind that the deadlines for registration at ISARA, differ from the WUR deadlines:

  • Non EU: 1 February
  • EU : 1 March

Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

I wanted to learn the science of agriculture and the science of different agricultural practices.
Student Kirt

Future career

After graduating you have different job opportunities. For example, you could work as a scientist at a research institute or as a consultant advising International Development Agencies. But that is not all, read more Career perspectives and opportunities.