Master – Risks and environment

Domain: Sciences, technologies and health in tropical environments

Course: Not concerned

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +5

Teaching locations

Le Tampon – Le Tampon Campus

Type of training : Master

Training regime: Continuing Education

Training summary

This Master in Risks and Environment aims to train people in professional situations so that they can:

  • Support risk management policies at the local level through the development of technical and regulatory documents

  • Conduct research and study programs in a public or private structure on the prevention, forecasting and mitigation of risks

  • Analyze the environmental strategies of companies in the face of global change

  • Implement international cooperation and humanitarian aid projects in the field of disaster risk management.

Training aims

The training aims to provide interdisciplinary training in science around major environmental challenges.

This Master's degree offered on a work-study basis (professionalization contract, in particular) thus targets a public in a professional situation interested in environmental sciences and disaster management. The lessons are focused on the analysis of issues and management of risks linked to environmental issues in the broad sense.

A set of lessons aims to provide a shared culture on disaster management by integrating a transversal vision of the challenges of ecological and energy transition.

Advantages of the training

In order to allow the best possible adaptability to situations caused by natural and environmental risks, lessons will be based on case studies and a flipped classroom approach.

To guarantee the operational aspect of the training, certain modules may be led by the teams of the Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform (PIROI) and field visits will be organized with partners (Météo France, communities, etc.). .).

Finally, bridges with university research are put in place in order to promote research, development and Innovation.

Targeted skills

  • Master the tools and methods of research and expertise (data processing, field survey, quantitative and qualitative analysis, cartography, Geographic Information System (GIS), etc.)

  • Acquire knowledge of risk management and environmental issues as well as risk prevention regulations

  • Have field practice and case studies with risk management stakeholders (local authorities, emergency services, basin unions, etc.)

  • Develop excellent written (writing a scientific research dissertation) and oral skills

  • Have analytical, interpretation and synthesis skills and develop critical thinking

  • Master a modern foreign language and more particularly English,

  • Propose innovative responses to the challenges of ecological and energy transition

  • Knowing how to meet the needs of both public (territorial structures, etc.) and private (design offices, companies, associations, etc.) organizations.

  • Know how to analyze the associated impacts on the functioning of societies and ecosystems (provision of ecosystem services, sustainable development objectives)

Sheet of the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

Summary of lessons by course

Master 1:

Basic principles of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and risk management (geodynamics, hydroclimatic, etc.) energy-environment-construction methods and theory of disaster management in a context of climate change tools (mapping, GIS, evaluation , statistics), territorial planning and management risk governance waste management, sanitation, construction project management internship.

Master 2:

Engineering applied to GRC in a context of climate change integrated impact assessment legal and operational tools of GRC, civil engineering, environment and energy, tutored projects.


Compulsory internship and/or work-study program

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

On file, interview if necessary, baccalaureate +3 or equivalent

Continuing Studies


Career opportunities

  • Future project managers for the design of reinforced local risk management plans

  • Development project managers

  • Prevention project managers, etc.

Job sectors

  • Ministries, institutions (Regional Health Agency, Regional Council, Departmental Council, communities, etc.)

  • Private sector (expertise and consulting firms, environmental and energy design offices)

  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

  • Research laboratories, etc.

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