This IDIL program is made for you if …

You're interested by research and you want to live an immersive experience

You want to customize your training program

You want to experience a new form of educational support

You want global training

You're open to interdisciplinarity

You want to work in one of our renowned laboratories

The master programme in Water Sciences, in partenership with the master in Earth Sciences and the research units of the Unesco Center, offers a specific course in Earth and Water Sciences Under Global Change.


descriptiON of the course

The IDIL master’s degree in Earth and Water Under Global Change (AWARE) focuses on the impact of global changes on agro-ecological, hydrological and geological processes, as well as their consequences on socio-eco-systems and adapted solutions to address these major issues.

It offers students a common basis of cutting-edge courses, methodological and numerical tools, and personalized training dealing with the impact of climate and anthropogenic forcing on Earth’s environment and resources. Environmental and health risks, geological risks, hydro-climatic risks and their impacts on agro-ecosystems, water resources, socio-hydrosystems or coastal environment will also be at the heart of the transdisciplinary training offered by AWARE. 

The program is supported by different research units aggregated in the UNESCO ICIReWarD-Montpellier center, offering an optimal framework for studying the impact of global changes on our planet, its resources and its environment. 

Applicants must have clear motivations for environmental sciences and for research training in water or earth sciences. The AWARE Master program is associated with the GAIA doctoral school (Earth and Water Sciences) offering some opportunities to continue for PhD.


Criteria for applications

Have expertise in environmental, water or earth sciences and an interest in societal issues in these fields

Have methodological, argumentative and writing skills

Demonstrate dynamism, intellectual curiosity and autonomy

Have a taste for the scientific approaches Possibly have done one or more internships or conducted one or more research projects

Have a training project in line with the curriculum

Have a level of English C1 for non-native English speaking students

Position prepared

  • PhD in water sciences

  • Executive in water management

International exchange

The course is by nature open to international students and international mobility.

Please contact the associated labs for possible internships abroad.

Gilles Belaud

Institut Agro Montpellier


Hervé Jourde

Université de Montpellier