The Specialised Master Degree is an academic degree attesting a 2nd cycle training corresponding to a particular professional qualification at the end of a training course of at least 60 credits.

Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech-ULiege organises the master's degree in integrated production and preservation of natural resources in urban and peri-urban areas and intervenes in the master's degree in development, environment and society.

Master's degree in Integrated Production and Preservation of Natural Resources in Urban and Peri-Urban Environments

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This training is based on a multidisciplinary approach essential to manage the intrinsic complexity of urban and peri-urban agricultural development and integrate it into a sustainable urban development approach. This training is also based on a personal project provided by each student. This multidisciplinary approach combined with project management with immediate practical implications, will allow the student to develop transversal skills, also called soft skills, to carry out this development. In particular, emphasis will be placed on the choice of food crop production and the selection of the best production techniques adapted to the urban and peri-urban environment, on the development of sectors based on these productions and on improving the capacity to produce in an ecological way.

Lessons learned

The content of the lessons will present 4 types of activities:

  • Theoretical courses: foundation of multidisciplinary knowledge necessary for the implementation of the personal project.
    These lessons include plant protection, horticulture, market gardening, the establishment of crop production chains, tropical agro-ecology, biodiversity management, biodiversity and urban ecology.
  • Portfolio: in-depth reflection on the personal project on the basis of the new knowledge acquired and the research tools available, with the supervision of the promoter of the personal project, the presence of a co-proponent from the South will be strongly encouraged.
  • Personal project: allows the implementation in the field in order to propose solutions to practical problems encountered or to improve current practices towards a sustainable and reasoned management of agricultural production and natural resources.
  • Analysis and writing of a final work: the last part of the master's degree allows the student to analyse his results and to return them in written form.

Course schedule Course programme Master's degree in detail

Financing operations

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be from one of the countries eligible by ARES (Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Haiti, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Vietnam).


The Master's degree in Development, Environment and Society is organised by UCLouvain.




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