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International Master - Master of Science

PlantHealth European Master

Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems

Update : 02/08/2021

Plant health: a major challenge for the future

What type of training ?
une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant

For who ?
étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international

Where ?
l'Institut Agro Montpellier
  • Agrocampus Ouest & AgroParisTech (France)
  • Technical University of Valencia (Spain)
  • University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • University of Padova (Italy)


PlantHealth is a globally competitive Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree delivered by a consortium of 6 universities from 4 European countries. The programme aims to train future graduates to respond effectively to current and future challenges in sustainable plant health management. Offering an attractive and innovative programme, it allows students from numerous countries to:

  • master basic and advanced aspects of plant health management for various crop production systems and regional/climatic contexts, following sustainability principles;
  • recognize different contexts of plant production systems and the environmentally-friendly crop protection means available according to regional specificities.

Graduates have the skills required to:

  • work within national and international structures focused on sustainable plant health management
  • continue their studies with a PhD programme.


  • plant protection
  • First Master PlantHealth graduating class

    First Master PlantHealth graduating class

  • Master PlantHealth orientation week

    Master PlantHealth orientation week

  • Practical exercises at Montpellier SupAgro

    Practical exercises at Montpellier SupAgro

  • Programme

    Number of ECTS credits : 60 ECTS per year

    Language of instruction : In French and English

    First year (Master 1)

    The Master 1 programme can be pursued in either Göttingen (Germany) or Valencia (Spain). The content of the training programme is identical in both universities and takes the form of several compulsory modules. The objective is to acquire a common base of fundamental knowledge in agronomy, crop protection, population biology, molecular biology and statistics.

    This common core is complemented by modern language courses and an internship. Courses are taught in English.

    Second year (Master 2)

    Four plant protection specializations are offered:

    • Mediterranean crops in orchards and greenhouses (Valencia - Spain)
    • Tropical horticulture and temperate vegetable crops (Montpellier, Rennes, Paris, - France – courses taught in French)
    • Temperate fruit crops, ornamental plants and landscape (Padova - Italy)
    • Temperate crops, arable crops and crops for energy (Göttingen - Germany)

    Students must complete their Master 2 in a member country that is different from the one in which they completed their Master 1.

  • Calendar

    • End October/early January: call for applications for the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) scholarship
    • February: Selection of EACEA scholarship recipients
    • March: Announcement of the EACEA scholarship recipients
    • May: Call for applications of “self-funded” students
    • July: Announcement of the “self-funded” candidates selected
    • 3rd week of September: orientation week
  • Admissions

    Admission requirements:

    • Bachelor or B.Sc degree (180 ECTS) in Agronomy, Agricultural Sciences or related fields, with at least 4 ECTS in Plant Health, Crop Protection, or related fields.
    • English proficiency: Minimum B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
    • Justification of past experience (internships, jobs, work with associations)
  • Careers

    PlantHealth provides graduates with the skills needed to work in sustainable plant health management and the ability to work at an international level. Students who successfully complete this master's programme (Master 1 and Master 2) will be able to apply for high-level PhD programmes or pursue a career in the practical plant health sector.

    There are numerous employment opportunities in various plant health management sectors. Government authorities need experts to adapt regulations and establish national plant protection policies. Demand for well-trained professionals also is high in professional organizations to support farmers, in private and public extension services, and in agrochemical companies. Agri-industry urgently needs graduates holding master's degrees to fill positions in molecule research and development, stewardship, registration and marketing.

Director of studies


  • AgroCampus-Ouest & AgroParisTech (France)
  • Technical University of Valencia (Spain)
  • University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • University of Padova (Italy)


L'Institut Agro Montpellier
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala


Key features

  • A European joint Master
  • International exchanges (Erasmus + programme)
  • Organized by a consortium of six universities with extensive experience and qualifications in Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Immediate employability
  • Possible to continue with a PhD


Complete curriculum (Master 1 and Master 2):

  • €9,000 for students from Programme countries (European Union)
  • €18,000 for students from Programme Erasmus+ partner countries

+ €92 Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC) administrative fee

Pay CVEC online


L'Institut Agro Montpellier
2 place Pierre Viala
34060 Montpellier - France
Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00 Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00
Fax : +33 (0)4 99 61 29 00

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