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The SENSE Graduate Program provides training from Master's to PhD level. The aim of this multidisciplinary program is to train students and junior researchers in the issues surrounding the development, protection and management of eco- and agro-systems.

The Program

The SENSE Graduate Program focuses on knowledge, innovation, and cross-disciplinary research, geared towards top-notch scientific research in the fields of development, protection and management of eco- and agro-systems. It was set up with the support of the Plan Investissement d'Avenir or Investment for the Future Program (project: Graduate School for junior researchers at the University of Bordeaux / UB GRS, reference 20-SFRI-0001).

The SENSE Master's program in Environmental Management is based on 7 strong and specific specialities, and enables students to round out and personalise their scientific training in keeping with their career objectives, preparing them for the many career opportunities in the academic world or the private sector related to the environmental management of eco- and agro-systems.

120 hours of specific training are available to the students of the SENSE program on the following 3 topics:

  • Societal challenges of the Anthropocene in the context of cross-disciplinarity
  • Approaches and methodologies applied to environmental management
  • Integrated environmental management

View the Master's program brochure

Some key figures

  • 7 Master's concerned:
    • Chemistry
    • Toxicology and Eco-toxicology
    • Biology and Agro-sciences
    • Bioinformatics
    • Development Economics
    • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
    • Vine and Wine Sciences
  • 12 research units

Innovation_Idee.pngWhy join the SENSE program?

  • An integrative approach to environmental issues;
  • Extensive regional environmental eco- and agro-systems;
  • Personalised support for students' career objectives;
  • Scientific mentoring in laboratories, platforms, on-site observation facilities;
  • One 2-to-6-month internship per year with tailored support;
  • Courses in a synchronous and asynchronous, hybrid format with a multi-dimensional approach.

Joining the program at Master's level

You can apply for the SENSE Master's program (in one of the 7 specialisations). 

Before applying:

  1. Check out the full details of the Master's program courses and the language in which they are taught.
  2. Find out about the registration fees and the cost of studying in Bordeaux.
  3. Identify the application procedure best suited to your situation. Are you an international candidate? Visit this page to check whether your are eligible for the Etudes En France (EEF) joint admission and visa application process.

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Admission requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent (180 ECTS);
  • Have a B2 level in English (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS) and in French (DELF). Courses are taught in English and French.
  • Have completed a previous program and obtained a diploma in the following fields: Chemistry, Eco-toxicology, Agro-sciences, Viticulture, Oenology, Biodiversity, Ecology, Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Economics, Environment, Sustainable Development.


Joining the program at PhD level

Are you enrolled in a PhD at the University of Bordeaux and is your research topic related to one of the fields covered by the program? The "SENSE cohort" welcomes you and the program's Master's students, with the aim of strengthening ties between junior researchers and the rest of the scientific community.

  • to join the cohort: information coming soon

2Chapeaux_Etudiants.png The program provides the members of the cohort with specific doctoral training based on their needs.

Enroll via ADUM to validate your training hours.

Globe.png Thinking about a mobility project, but need financial assistance?

If your project does not meet the requirements of other international mobility funding options, you can apply for support from the program in order to attend a conference, carry out research, attend a training course or summer school, or any other occasional event abroad.

  • contact us for more information on how we can support occasional international mobility projects

PhD positions

A doctoral contract for a PhD position will be offered during the call for applications that will take place during the spring of 2024.

The PhD Scholarship call for application is now open ! You are willing to apply for a PhD in Bordeaux and are an international student (see conditions) ? Then have a look at our available subjects for Fall 2024 : click here !

Contact us

  • Lorren N’GUESSAN

    Project officer



    Program director


  • Sylvie FERRARI

    Deputy director


  • Philippe GALLUSCI

    Deputy director