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International Master in Environmental Management

Domaine : Sciences, technologies et santé

Tell me about the program

This master consists of second year only in International Environmental Management (IMEM) at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest (UCO). It prepares you to tackle ecological issues through the combined disciplines of environmental science and project management. All classes are taught in English.


During this year in environmental management you will use quantitative methods and analytical tools to manage natural and urban environments. You will learn the fundamentals of ecological theory and project management including scope definition, work planning, resource and risk management, along with human relations skills.

As a graduate of this program, you’ll have an international perspective on sustainable development and environmental monitoring throughout study cases, fieldtrips, data collection and laboratory work.

An internship at the end of your second year will allow you to use the skills needed to conduct independent field research projects in natural or urban environments (direct observation and data collection, research design, field methodology…). The internship can be conducted in Europe or abroad.

You’ll be a student at the biology department at UCO at the Faculty of sciences in the Loire River Valley in France where they conduct thesis-level research related to conservation and ecological management in a real-world setting. Industry and agencies seek scientists with project management skills, and graduates of this program will be in high demand.

This program trains future managers in the ecology of natural resources, urban ecology, environmental management, business and project management.
Job roles for graduates include planning and implementation of resource management for public agencies, helping corporations develop and implement sustainable practices, analyzing how well a private agricultural firm’s policies meet sustainability standards, and overseeing new urban construction projects to minimize environmental impact.

Key figures

  • Program success rate: 100%
  • Professional placement 6 months after graduation: 100%


  • This 2nd year Master in Environmental Management is designed for students who have completed their first year of a Master in a related field (biology, ecology, geography, environment, chemistry, geology, urban planning) and for students who have previously graduated with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in any of the life and natural sciences.
  • However, students from varied academic backgrounds such as engineering, law, and management focused on environmental issues are encouraged to apply to the program.
  • All applicants are required to submit a motivational letter and CV outlining your academic and occupational background.

Cost of studies 2017-2018

French students: from 5 330 € to 7 300 € (depending on parent incomes).


Fall semester:
  • Sustainable development
  • Ecology and biodiversity
  • Environmental pollution biomonitoring
  • Ligerian ecology
  • Urban ecology
  • Ethics
Spring semester:
  • Internship: 2 to 6 months

Examples of internships

  • Comparative Management Strategies: An ecological assessment of the flora and fauna of Southern Ontario Alvars
  • Enhancing environmental citizenship through the development of a nature education workshop
  • Building a culture of disaster resilience through application of space based technology
  • Conservation and education hand-in-hand towards a sustainable future in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Habitat management and monitoring at Necedah national wildlife refuge Necedah, Wisconsin, USA

They trust us

  • Carrefour (Belgium)
  • Fish & Wildlife Service (USA)
  • INRA Orléans (France)
  • International Airport Dallas (USA)
  • Ministry of Interior Texas (USA)
  • Montana Conservation Corps (USA)
  • Nature Conservancy (Canada)
  • United Nations Environment Program Paris (France)
  • University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • Veolia Water PPS (USA)…

Some potential careers include

  • Environmental studies manager
  • Eco-advisor for environmental and urban planning
  • Sustainable development manager
  • Manager for open and natural spaces
  • Environmental engineer
  • Communication manager
  • Mediation officer
  • Development officer in local government authorities
  • Regulation monitoring officer
  • Freelance consultant (e.g. with construction companies)


Té l: +33 (0)2 41 81 66 17
E-mail :
Resp. : Amélie Chatel


Les 5 et 6 avril 2017 : les soirées masters de l'UCO
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A limited number of scholarships are offered to highly talented students at graduate level.

A graduate applicant holding a degree from UCO will receive a scholarship to cover part of their tuition fees.

All applicants are required to submit a motivational letter and CV outlining your academic and occupational background.

For any further questions on scholarships for this program please contact:

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