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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

Each student has to carry out specific practical assignment, in a self-responsible manner.

The theme of the placement project should be related to the field of studies and chosen subjects that are in line with the topic of the MSc.

The internships last at least 6 months and validates the master.

Selection will be based on academic background (Bachelor degree or equivalent) in a relevant field of science (plant Science, agronomy, landscape architecture, architecture, urban-planning, geography, etc.).

A motivation interview is mandatory.


Download the application form (PDF)


Start of the program

1st week of October (please be aware of visa processing times).

Fees and Accommodation
  • Annual fees: 8100 €
  • Accommodation is easily available in Rouen Campus


Please contact us for specific enquiries.


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

They support the MSc

ASTREDHOR – Technical Institute for Horticulture   ⋅   CAH Vilentum – University of Applied Sciences   ⋅  CAUE 27 – Architecture Urbanism & Environment Council of Eure   ⋅   Groupe Caisse des Dépôts   ⋅  Greenation SAS   ⋅  IRD2 – Regional Sustainable Development Institute of Normandy   ⋅  Le Champ des Possibles   ⋅   My Food   ⋅  NatureParif – Regional Agency for Nature and Biodiversity, Ile-de-France   ⋅   OBEPINE SAS   ⋅  Rouen Normandy Metropole – Natural & Public Space Department   ⋅  SOA Architecture – Urban Farming Laboratory   ⋅  URB-Agri – Consulting Service   ⋅  Vertical Flore