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MSc Urban Agriculture and Green Cities
In Brief

« The Master’s degree of Science, Urban Agriculture & Green Cities aims to train future executives and engineers in the field of urban agriculture and related sciences in order to ensure the transition to green, resilient and intelligent cities.

This master program has been developed in accordance with the innovative approaches of integrated planning and management strategies for urban areas designed to enhance the well-being of citizens and society.

Urban agriculture creates value and opportunities by efficiently using the assets of sustainability such as climate adaptation, energy transition, circular economy, the use of harvested rainwater or grey water, and there is a specific need for executives and engineers with specific knowledge of these issues. »


Marie-Asma BENOTHMEN (Program Coordinator)

Key Information
  • 18 months program
  • Program taught in English
  • Admission requirements :
    •  Master’s degree (or equivalent)
    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)

Future students can be young graduates or working professionals.

  • Location : Rouen Campus
  • Tuition fees : 8100€

The curriculum
  • To develop knowledge and skills in specific areas, issues, and problems concerned with urban agriculture, urban food systems, urban resiliency and related areas.

  • To develop technical skills needed to integrate multifunctional and innovative projects around plants, resiliency and sustainability in the urban development plans, construction standards and project design.

  • To establish and / or develop the skills needed to manage multi-disciplinary teams, including planning, setting up, coordinating, team working, business development, problem solving skills, etc.

The MSc Urban Agriculture & Green Cities, is an 18 months course program. Courses are is taught in French and English. The third semester is dedicated to a professional assignment. The program is organized into 13 courses.

Course 1- Knowledge acquisition

“Agronomy, Biology” students

  • Urban planning
  • Public areas: mobility/ infrastructure
  • Urban design

“Architecture, Planning” students

  • Water cycle
  • Knowledge of plants
  • Soils and substrates
Course 2 – Urban Agriculture
  • Principles & Concepts
  • Cultivation techniques for the city
  • Urban and edible horticulture
Course 3 – Urban ecology
  • Concepts & Principles
  • Biodiversity & urban resilience
  • Biodiversity & Architecture
Course 4 – Urban food systems
  • Food safety for the city
  • Distribution channels
  • Standards and health safety
Course 5 – Urban planning & Architecture
  • Principles & Concepts of urban planning
  • Environmental and landscape dynamics
  • Urban forms and heritage
Course 6 – Smart cities & Innovations
  • Technologies for Smart Cities
  • Circular Economy
  • Eco-districts/Green building


Course 7 – Land & Testing
  • Materials & Construction
  • Approaches to energy
  • Water supply systems
Course 8 – Urban sociology
  • Participative planning
  • Urban social development
Course 9 – Regulations
  • Urban planning law
  • Environmental law
Course 10 – Production & Value Chain
  • Value chain analysis
  • Production & Quality
Course 11 – Innovation Management
  • Approaches & Strategies
  • Project Management & Organization
Course 12 – Cartography
  • Data analysis
  • Concepts and techniques
Course 13 – Self-and group awareness
  • Team building
  • Participative management
  • Language
Admission requirements :

The program will benefit students from different academic backgrounds: agronomy, landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning, geography, biology


Admission requirements :

  • Students having obtained a Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Exceptionally, students with a Bachelor’s degree may apply if their academic course or professional experience guarantees a successful completion of the Master


How to apply

Download our application form


Application deadlines :

  • session 1 : January 26, 2018
  • session 2 : March 3, 2018
  • session 3 : June 1, 2018
Career opportunities

Project manager specialized in urban farming and plant innovation

Policy advisor on sustainable living and building

Designer, architecture, urbanist specialized in green cities

Consultant / entrepreneur / researcher specialized in the deployment of sustainable planning techniques, methods and strategies in urban areas