The Master Gloqual enables students to understand, evaluate and analyse the global quality of production systems in the territories and proposes for that a multidisciplinary approach in which biotechnical sciences are combined with social sciences and humanities.

Training focuses on animal production systems, with a particular emphasis on methods for assessing the global quality of these systems. It is, therefore, centered on the different components of global quality, from animals to raw materials, taking into account territory and society.

Course content

Target skills:

  • Understand and analyze the global quality of an animal production system;
  • Design and implement a global assessment approach applied to an animal production system;
  • Acquire an ethical and philosophical reflection on livestock farming;
  • Communicate and transmit a message, manage a project and carry out advocacy work while given context.

The Master Gloqual (Global Quality in European Livestock Production) comprises two years (4 semesters) of full-time training and takes place in at least two countries. The combination of different universities in different countries in Europe makes it possible to offer high-quality, cutting-edge research and innovative teaching.

Master 1

Master 1 provides basic knowledge for all students on the various aspects of the quality of livestock systems (animal sciences, biogeochemical cycle, territorial approach, etc.), from the animal to the analysis of the functioning of livestock systems in the territory.

In the second semester, for there compulsory ERASMUS Exchange students can choose between Università Delgi di Padova (Italy) or University of Natural Resources and Sciences, Boku (Austria).

Master 2

Master 2 provides the tools and methods to evaluate the global quality of systems in a territory. Master 2 takes place in France with a mobility on several engineering schools in agronomy to observe new examples on contrasted territories.

During semester 2, a case study in a European Union country will be carried out to put into practice the tools studied throughout the course.

M1 and M2 are taught in English except for the field case studies in France which require exchanges with professional actors in the field which will be carried out in French. All students will receive language courses to promote their academic success and facilitate their social integration.



Teaching methods

The training is innovative with a combination of approches between biotechnical and humanities and social sciences but also through its teaching methods.

Theoretical teaching in various forms is offered (face-to-face lectures and videoconferencing (international experts), tutorials, flipped courses, visits, seminars), to acquire knowledge and then put it into practice through role-playing, case studies and applied field projects in association with professionals.

The teaching is carried out by the teachers and assistants professors of the various institutions, by international experts and by a large number of stakeholders from the socio-professional world.