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Master Year 1 Biology & Health

Master Year 1 Biology & Health

Program information will be updated when admission opens.

Year

Master Year 1

Program

Biology and Health

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Duration of the Course

12 months, full time

Orientation

Research

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree obtained on completion of the second year of the program

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Prepare for a PhD

Asset n°2

Obtain experience with significant laboratory work

Asset n°3

Gain knowledge in molecular and cellular aspects of biology based on a multidisciplinary approach

This Master’s program is dedicated to molecular and cellular biology. It maintains a strong link between reductive molecular and structural approaches, as well as between more integrated approaches of cell biology & organism development and new therapeutic strategies.

This multidisciplinary program looks at progress in biology (observation, sequencing, synthesis of the genome and omic approaches) through dialog with other disciplines including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and mechanics. It also deals with ethical questions concerning bio-technological applications. The program includes courses focusing on biological concepts and disciplinary interfaces, as well as an internship in a research laboratory.

Objectives

The program allows students to:

  • Acquire a wide-reaching, high-level understanding of molecular and cellular biology
  • Prepare for a PhD
  • Learn using a multidisciplinary approach

To complete the Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

After completing the second year of the Master’s program, students will be able to:

  • Pursue a PhD
  • At the end of a PhD, work in industry in fields like biotechnologies, pharmaceutics and agri-food, or at a teaching-research university
  • With additional training, take up a position in biotechnology regulation, IP, innovation funding and management or scientific communication

Core Courses

English or French (FLE)  4ECTS
Elective course (Scientific or HSS or project) 4 to 8 ECTS

Language : may be replaced by an elected course if knowledge of French and English sufficient.
Minimum 8 ECTS sur les périodes 1 et 2.

Elective courses

Four courses to be chosen among those below subject to timetable compatibilities.

Immunology and infectious diseases 32h
4ECTS
English
Biotechnologies for health and agriculture 32h
4ECTS
English

Genomes : diversity, environment and human health
32h
4ECTS
English
Integrative neurosciences 32h
4ECTS
English
Biodiversity and ecosystems 32h
4ECTS
English
Experimental training in genetic engineering or in quantitative imaging 32h
4ECTS
English
Reconstitution personnalisée du processus tumoral En mode projet. Sous réserve d’accord de l’équipe pédagogique
4ECTS
English
Physique des objets biologiques 32h
4ECTS
Français

 

Elective Courses

Four courses to be chosen among those below subject to timetable compatibilities.

Molecular systems biology 32h
4ECTS
English
Epigenetics and non-coding RNAs 32h
4ECTS
English
Biophotonics and applications 32h
4ECTS
English
Computational Biology 32h
4ECTS
English
Project in bioinformatics 32h
4ECTS
English
Data sciences in biological imaging 32h
4ECTS
English
Medicinal chemistry 32h
4ECTS
English
Biomechanics in health and disease 32h
4ECTS
English

 

Internship

4 to 6 months

Mandatory

20 ECTS

 

For Master year 2, possibility to follow one or two courses in a French partner university subject to agreement of the teaching team.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Licence/Bachelor of Science (biology – physics – chemistry – mathematics – informatics) with a strong interest in biosciences - as a minimum, a basic knowledge required

Language prerequisites

English.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees will be communicated when admission opens.

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Admission page

Coordinator

Yves Mechulam,

Program office

Catherine Morais,

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

This Master’s program is dedicated to molecular and cellular biology. It maintains a strong link between reductive molecular and structural approaches, as well as between more integrated approaches of cell biology & organism development and new therapeutic strategies.

This multidisciplinary program looks at progress in biology (observation, sequencing, synthesis of the genome and omic approaches) through dialog with other disciplines including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and mechanics. It also deals with ethical questions concerning bio-technological applications. The program includes courses focusing on biological concepts and disciplinary interfaces, as well as an internship in a research laboratory.

Objectives

The program allows students to:

  • Acquire a wide-reaching, high-level understanding of molecular and cellular biology
  • Prepare for a PhD
  • Learn using a multidisciplinary approach

To complete the Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

After completing the second year of the Master’s program, students will be able to:

  • Pursue a PhD
  • At the end of a PhD, work in industry in fields like biotechnologies, pharmaceutics and agri-food, or at a teaching-research university
  • With additional training, take up a position in biotechnology regulation, IP, innovation funding and management or scientific communication

Core Courses

English or French (FLE)  4ECTS
Elective course (Scientific or HSS or project) 4 to 8 ECTS

Language : may be replaced by an elected course if knowledge of French and English sufficient.
Minimum 8 ECTS sur les périodes 1 et 2.

Elective courses

Four courses to be chosen among those below subject to timetable compatibilities.

Immunology and infectious diseases 32h
4ECTS
English
Biotechnologies for health and agriculture 32h
4ECTS
English

Genomes : diversity, environment and human health
32h
4ECTS
English
Integrative neurosciences 32h
4ECTS
English
Biodiversity and ecosystems 32h
4ECTS
English
Experimental training in genetic engineering or in quantitative imaging 32h
4ECTS
English
Reconstitution personnalisée du processus tumoral En mode projet. Sous réserve d’accord de l’équipe pédagogique
4ECTS
English
Physique des objets biologiques 32h
4ECTS
Français

 

Elective Courses

Four courses to be chosen among those below subject to timetable compatibilities.

Molecular systems biology 32h
4ECTS
English
Epigenetics and non-coding RNAs 32h
4ECTS
English
Biophotonics and applications 32h
4ECTS
English
Computational Biology 32h
4ECTS
English
Project in bioinformatics 32h
4ECTS
English
Data sciences in biological imaging 32h
4ECTS
English
Medicinal chemistry 32h
4ECTS
English
Biomechanics in health and disease 32h
4ECTS
English

 

Internship

4 to 6 months

Mandatory

20 ECTS

 

For Master year 2, possibility to follow one or two courses in a French partner university subject to agreement of the teaching team.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Licence/Bachelor of Science (biology – physics – chemistry – mathematics – informatics) with a strong interest in biosciences - as a minimum, a basic knowledge required

Language prerequisites

English.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees will be communicated when admission opens.

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Admission page

Coordinator

Yves Mechulam,

Program office

Catherine Morais,

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr