Master Ecologie

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M2 Economics and Ecology (ECY2)

Aims and scope of TSE’s E&E Master 2 program 
This inter-disciplinary 2d year Master will provide students with a unique opportunity to study advanced methods in economics and in ecology that  will allow them to analyze a variety of environmental questions with an integrated approach.

The M2 Economics & Ecology program combines a solid training in ecological theory
with theoretical and empirical economics to give students a unique expertise in the analysis of the effects of human activities on biodiversity and ecosystems, and of how these may be mitigated by economic policy. 
All the courses are taught in English by faculty members with an established reputation in their respective areas: the economics courses by faculty at Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), and the ecology courses by faculty at Theoretical and Experimental Ecology Station in Moulis (SETE) and at the Évolution & Diversité Biologique laboratory (EDB) at Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier. 
The academic training is followed by an internship or a Master's thesis. Upon completing the courses, each student  will either do an internship that should last between five and six months and be finalized by a report, or write a master's thesis under the supervision of one of the faculty at TSE, SETE, or EDB.  The program ends with a one-day workshop to which professionals in the area are invited.

Furthermore, the students of the M2 E&E are welcome to attend conferences organized by TSE, SETE and EDB. 
The unique set of skills acquired in this 2d year Master will put the students in an excellent position to work in any public or private organization that seeks to evaluate both the ecological and the economic consequences of human activities on biodiversity and ecosystems. Examples of such organizations include  large companies,  governmental bodies (both at the  national  and  at  the  local  level), NGOs, supranational organizations, and research institutions after obtaining a PhD degree.

Strength of the program 

TSE hoasts an internationally renowned research group in the field of natural resource and environmental economics
SETE  and  EDB  are  both  homes  to  several  world  renowned researchers in the fields of ecology and biodiversity

The Master 2 is designed with an aim to foster teamwork between economists and ecologists. 
Part  of  the  courses  take  place  at  SETE,  located  in  the  French Pyrenees. This allows the students to experience first-hand the setting in which large-scale ecological experiments are being conducted. Transportation and accommodation costs will be covered for the weeks spent in the Pyrenees.
The program benefits from TSE affiliated research centers’ strong ties with a network  of  large  French  and  foreign  firms  (EDF,  France Télécom, La Poste, LECG, Deutsch Bahn, Microsoft, etc.) that provides students with a valuable window of job opportunities. 


  • Internship or Master's thesis
  • End of program one-day workshop

Informations complémentaires

Upon successful completion of the program, students registered at TSE will be granted an Economics and Ecology MSc. diploma by TSE; students registed at UT3 will be granted a Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution MSc diploma by UT3.  

Students with an engineering degree are invited to contact the educational commitee: Marion Desquilbet, Claire de Mazancourt and Mélanie Roy.

Date de mise à jour 15 octobre 2020

Background information


Admission is based on academic excellence, and an excellent level in English is required. Good quantitative skills are also required.

Furthermore, successful candidates must have either an undergraduate degree of at least 4 years of college or a Master’s degree in Economics, Ecology, or Evolutionary biology or an engineering degree.

With an undergraduate degree in Economics, applications will be considered by Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) from November to the end of February for international students and in April/May for French University graduates.

With an undergraduate degree in Ecology, applications will be considered by Université Toulouse III (UT3) in April/May.



  • Economics
Toulouse School of Economics 
Bureau des Masters TSE 
Bâtiment A -1er étage - MA 106 
Manufacture des Tabacs 
31015 Toulouse Cedex 6 
Phone : + (33) (0)5 67 73 27 87 
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  • Ecology
Véronique CALVAIRE
Secrétaire pédagogique - Master Mention Ecologie
Faculté des Sciences et d'Ingénierie
Division de la formation
Bâtiment U2/ Bureau 66
118 route de Narbonne
31062 Toulouse cedex 09
Tél. +33 5 61 55 89 65
Fax. +33 5 61 55 81 75

Educational commitee
Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - 118 route de Narbonne 31062 TOULOUSE CEDEX 9 téléphone +33 (0)5 61 55 66 11