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Published on November 9, 2018 | Updated on June 25, 2019

Master's in Biology

LIFE SCIENCES / BIOLOGY SPECIALISTS

The Master's in Biology aims to offer students high-level general training in biology, as well as in research and through research. Although general, this Master's allows students to specialize through a choice of program options, courses and laboratory internships.

CURRICULUM

 

The Master’s in Biology is a two-year program:

First-year Master’s Program

  • 3 mandatory course units: English, biosciences and society, scientific communication.
  • 5 course units with classes, tutorials and projects in various areas of biology, to be chosen from a selection of 12 course units.
  • A research internship of 16 weeks or longer in a laboratory in France or abroad.

Second-year Master’s Program

  • 2 mandatory course units: English and bibliographical analysis.
  • One practical course unit to be chosen from a menu of 4 course units.
  • 4 course units with lectures in English in various areas of biology, to be chosen from a selection of 9 course units.A research internship of 20 weeks or longer in a laboratory in France or abroad.

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

 
To enroll in the Master’s program, students must have solid foundations in biology, and understand both written and spoken English (level B2). An internship in a research laboratory is preferred.


LIST OF TEACHING UNITS

First-year Master’s Program:

•Adaptation, Development, Evolution
• Biology of development: new concepts and approaches
• Physical cell biology
• Normal and pathological cells
• Brain, development and plasticity
• Ecology of communities and ecosystems
• Epigenetics
• Molecular evolution, bioinformatics
• Population genetics and genomics
• History of life on Earth
• Molecular and structural microbiology
• Physiology of the immune response


Second-year Master’s Program:

Practicals in imaging: from samples to quantification
• Practicals in next generation sequencing
• Practicals in statistics and modeling for biosciences
• Practicals in museum collections
• Advanced immunology and diseases
• Comparative genomics
• Energy homeostasis
• Evolutionary paleobiology
• Host and microbes
• Development and stem cells in plants and animals
• Molecular and supramolecular machines
• Systems neuroscience: from cell to cognition
• Trends in ecological research