Master in Nanosciences and nanotechnologies

Master in Nanosciences and nanotechnologies

Nanomedicine and structural biology

Presentation and goals

This program is available in the form of work-linked training in the second year of the master. Students can enter the master 2nd year from the master  Nanochemistry or Nanophysics programmes of the Nanosciences and nanotechnologies specialisation 1st year. It is also accessible via various 1st year programs offered by the chemistry and physics training & research units (UFRs).

 The program is structured as follows :

  • A foundation program of 12 ECTS, including 3 ECTS in a modern language
  • Specific modules (24 ECTS)
  • Work-linked training (24 ECTS)

The main aim of this program is to train managers with solid scientific and technical skills in the field of engineering and characterisation of micro- and nanostructures, as well as surfaces.

This track aims to prepare students for the challenges and innovations that are emerging at the border medicine nanoscience, including exploiting nanotechnology and nanomaterials for medical imaging and therapeutics. It also aims to train students to research in structural biology, a strong pole in Grenoble environment with the presence of large instruments and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL.



Programme strengths

A specific feature of this programme is that it includes numerous practical assignments carried out directly in industry using top-end equipment, either at the Leti Laboratory (CEA) or the Alliance Crolles II (STMicroelectronics, Philips Semiconductors, Freescale Semiconductors). One third of lecturers for the Master come from industry (STMicroelectronics, Philips Semiconductors, Freescale Semiconductors), one third from CEA and CEA-Leti, and one third from the university and CNRS. This close involvement of industry in the Master makes it especially competitive on the employment market.

International dimension :

Internationally-oriented programmes

This master is entirely taught in English. This track is devoted to the new technologies in medical imaging involving nano- or molecular markers, as well as the therapeutic use of nano-particules. Taught courses include general biology courses mainly directed at students joining the program in the second year. It also includes a number of courses dealing with the various methods of medical imaging from magnetic resonance to X-rays, image processing issues, nano- and molecular markers, and courses in structural biology.

Registration and scholarships

Registration and scholarships

Entrance requirements

  • Master 2nd year Basics in molecular and cellular biology, in physics of semi-conductors, in NMR, in optics and electromagnetism are required. Also, the candidate should prove sufficient english level (CEFR (B2), TOEFL (IBT 87-109), IELTS (5.5-6.5), TOEIC (785-945) or equivalent)
  • Engineer / Master dual degree accessible to Phelma engineering degree students who have validated the 2nd year of Biomedical engineering field of study


Direct procedure : the student should subscripe on line

And after

And after

Further studies

This program offers career opportunities such as research & development engineer in public or private research organisations, as well as in various companies involved in activities ranging from materials preparation through to micro-electronics and renewable energies.

Vocational placement

According to the 2014-15 survey, two graduate respondents were on the labour market (employment+research). Of these, 100% were in employment 30 months after graduation.