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MSc Agricultural & Food Data Management (Rouen Campus)

In Brief

The « Data Management and Decision Models » Master of Science is at the interface of cutting-edge technology and the agriculture and food industries. Topics of studiy include processing data from connected devices such as drones, satellites, tablets and smartphones and data on the behavior of stakeholders in a given field, and managing and analyzing big data for decision-making purposes.

It is widely believed that by 2020, big data will have had a revolutionary effect on companies in terms of management, research & development and marketing. The rapid development of digital technologies will result in the development of new approaches to agriculture, requiring new skills. The aim of the Master of Science is to train up data scientists for agriculture.

Salima Taïbi, Head of the Modeling Department


Key information
  • Length of training: 18 months
  • Language: 80% English – 20% French
  • Bachelor’s or first-year Master’s required
  • Program type: conventional, block release, continuing education
  • Teaching venue: Rouen
  • Tuition fees: Conventional program: EUR 8,200 / Continuing education: EUR 12,000

The curriculum

The Master of Science in Agricultural & Food Data Management is at the interface of cutting-edge technology and the agriculture and food industries. The program is designed to train up data scientists for the agricultural industry with expertise in data exploration and analysis.

The focus is on acquiring and applying IT and data mining techniques in the field of research and in companies and organizations involved in creating intelligence for agriculture.

The program offers solid, future-oriented training, drawing on a multidisciplinary teaching approach, the extensive experience of program staff in internship supervision, and partnerships with several teaching and research institutions.

The Master of Science in Agricultural & Food Data Management provides 490 hours of teaching, including 20 hours of remote learning with the Polish Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (IUNG), and a 6-month internship in a company.

  • Teaching Unit – Agriculture and advent of big data
  • Teaching Unit – Data quality management in agriculture
  • Teaching Unit – Data analysis applied to agriculture
  • Teaching Unit – Survey methods
  • Teaching Unit – Software engineering
  • Teaching Unit – IT Data management 1
  • Teaching Unit – Cross fields
  • Teaching Unit – Agriculture
  • Teaching Unit – Machine learning methods
  • Teaching Unit – Data management 2
  • Teaching Unit – Quantitative image analysis
  • Teaching Unit – Modeling
  • Teaching Unit – Cross fields
  • Teaching Unit – Data project for agriculture
Terms of admission
  • French or non-French applicants with a first-year Master’s or a Bachelor’s from another country specializing in biology, ecology or life and earth sciences; agricultural engineers
  • Exceptionally, students with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent whose outstanding academic results or professional experience guarantee their success on the program
Admission criteria

Application deadline:

  • 1st session : February 20, 2019
  • 2nd session : April 30, 2019
  • 3rd session : June 21, 2019

Start of the formation : October 1, 2019

Career opportunities

Data scientist / data miner

Chief data officer

Master data management

Epidemiologist (animals and plants)

Designer / developer

Data designer

Agricultural machinery designer


Manager of animal health observatories

Data / business analyst

Research leader in agronomy