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Master Year 2 Biology & Health

Master Year 2 Biology & Health

Program information will be updated when admission opens.

Year

Master Year 2

Program

Biology & 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

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Prepare for a PhD

Asset n°2

Gain experience with a 6-month internship in a research laboratory

Asset n°3

Learn 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 and high-level understanding of molecular and cellular biology
  • Prepare for a PhD
  • Benefit from a multidisciplinary approach

On completing the second year of this 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, occupy a position in biotechnology regulation, IP, innovation funding and management or scientific communication

Course selection method: 5 courses to choose from the list below including including at least three in the first table

Molecular structures of the cell

40 h

6 ECTS

English

Synthetic Biology

36h

6 ECTS

English

Structural bioinformatics

40h

6 ECTS

English

Contributions of biochemistry and cryo-EM to the study of translation mechanisms

65h

6 ECTS

English

Grant application

Project

6 ECTS

English

_______

 

Biologie structurale intégréee

40h

6 ECTS

Français

RMN biologique

42h

6 ECTS

Français

Cristallographie

42h

6 ECTS

Français

Protéomique

42h

6 ECTS

Français

Chimie bio-inspirée

40h

6 ECTS

Français

Ingéniérie métabolique

40

6 ECTS

Français

Internship


Research internship in a laboratory. 5-6 months

30 ECTS

Mandatory

 

For M2 year, possibility to follow one or two courses in a French partner university subject to agreement of the teaching team.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of the first year of the Master’s in Biology & Health at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • Direct admission in year two is possible for students having successfully completed the first year of a similar Master’s program (60 ECTS must have been validated)

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 and high-level understanding of molecular and cellular biology
  • Prepare for a PhD
  • Benefit from a multidisciplinary approach

On completing the second year of this 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, occupy a position in biotechnology regulation, IP, innovation funding and management or scientific communication

Course selection method: 5 courses to choose from the list below including including at least three in the first table

Molecular structures of the cell

40 h

6 ECTS

English

Synthetic Biology

36h

6 ECTS

English

Structural bioinformatics

40h

6 ECTS

English

Contributions of biochemistry and cryo-EM to the study of translation mechanisms

65h

6 ECTS

English

Grant application

Project

6 ECTS

English

_______

 

Biologie structurale intégréee

40h

6 ECTS

Français

RMN biologique

42h

6 ECTS

Français

Cristallographie

42h

6 ECTS

Français

Protéomique

42h

6 ECTS

Français

Chimie bio-inspirée

40h

6 ECTS

Français

Ingéniérie métabolique

40

6 ECTS

Français

Internship


Research internship in a laboratory. 5-6 months

30 ECTS

Mandatory

 

For M2 year, possibility to follow one or two courses in a French partner university subject to agreement of the teaching team.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of the first year of the Master’s in Biology & Health at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • Direct admission in year two is possible for students having successfully completed the first year of a similar Master’s program (60 ECTS must have been validated)

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