Which studies to work in sustainable development in France?

To work in sustainable development, you must, of course, follow an academic training dedicated to this field with high employment potential. Do you want a career in sustainable development? Here are the different academic paths available to you!

#1 BTS in sustainable development in France

If you are considering a training program in sustainable development that will guarantee you a rapid integration into the job market, the BTS in sustainable development is the training you need! Short in duration (two years after the baccalauréat), this program is remarkably professional in nature.

Thanks to a very steady pace of study, it provides you in a short period of time with theoretical and technical skills that will ensure your easy integration into the field of sustainable development or the social and solidarity economy.

Among the jobs accessible after a BTS in sustainable development, we find :

  • Water treatment technician ;
  • Water quality measurement technician;
  • Animator (quality, service or environment),
  • etc.

The other advantage of the BTS in sustainable development is that it opens the doors to other more qualifying courses. We present them to you below.

#2 Bachelor in sustainable development in France

With an additional year of study after your BTS in sustainable development, you can obtain another diploma at the bac+3 level: the bachelor in sustainable development. This program allows you to acquire more specialized qualifications than those acquired during your first two years after the baccalauréat.

It essentially prepares you for a management position in the sustainable development field. You will benefit from courses in management, CSR, sustainable development, environment, etc.

Among the jobs accessible with this diploma are:

  • Eco-advisor ;
  • Environmental manager;
  • Environmental product manager.

3 Licence pro sustainable development in France

Like the bachelor’s degree in sustainable development, the license pro sustainable development takes place in 3 years of study after the baccalauréat.

The two courses of study differ slightly, since the licence pro is more focused on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge that will boost your expertise in the field of sustainable development. But it also offers you very interesting professional opportunities. Thus, you can apply for jobs such as

  • Nature coordinator;
  • Environmental communication officer
  • Quality manager;
  • Environmental project manager.

4 Master in sustainable development in France

A Master’s degree in sustainable development is a two-year program after a Bachelor’s degree in the same field. The particularity of this course is that it teaches you highly specialized skills, enough to make you an expert in sustainable development and ecology. Thus, as soon as you obtain your degree, you can aspire to positions with very high responsibility, including

  • Sustainable development engineer ;
  • Sustainable development advisor;
  • Social and environmental manager;
  • Environmental project manager;
  • Environmental manager,
  • etc.

This is an excellent career choice for ambitious people who are passionate about the field of sustainable development and wish to contribute to its evolution.

Is it possible to do these programs in France?

The answer is yes! The training programs we have presented can all be carried out as part of a traditional curriculum or as part of a sandwich course.

Work-study is a training method that has several advantages. Firstly, it gives you the opportunity to combine the theoretical know-how acquired in class with significant professional experience, acquired during an internship. During this internship, you will be accompanied by seasoned professionals. You have the same rights as other employees in terms of pay, vacations, etc.

At the end of your work-study program, you will be more likely to attract the attention of recruiters, since you already have proven experience in the professional world. Moreover, to meet their recruitment needs, many companies draw on the pool of work-study students they take on each year.