Master Biologie

Master Biologie

Physiology, Epigenetics, Differentiation and Cancer (PhEDC)

Présentation et objectifs

Scientific and professional objectives of the "Physiology-Epigenetics-Differentiation-and Cancer" (PhEDC) Master program. At the end of this 2 year Master program, the enrolled students should be able to master the theoretical knowledge and the technical expertise in the fields of Physiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Cancer and Cell Differentiation, be fluent in English (oral communication and writing skills for the preparation of research projects and scientific reports),  have acquired an expertise in synthesizing bibliographic data, be able to propose autonomously a research project and develop it using the most advanced technological equipment.


At the end of this 2 year Master program, the students should be able to undertake a PhD program in the fields of Physiology, Epigenetics, Development, Cell Differentiation, or become an engineer in one of the aforementioned fields.

The first year of the IMID Master program (“Molecular and Cellular Biology” program) is meant to complete the general scientific background of the enrolled students in various fields of Biology (Cell Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry) (first semester of the Master 1 program), introduce the students to their specific Master 2 program by offering them specialized courses (second semester of the Master 1 program) , introduce the students to a research project, from its conception to its experimental undertaking and up to the report of the obtained results by an oral presentation as well as a written report (module of 18 ECTS during the first semester of the Master 1 program; internship of 2 months in a research laboratory or in a R&D laboratory from a private company), allow the students to develop their written and oral skills for the search of internships and/or jobs as well as for the presentation of research projects and experimental results (mandatory modules of 3 ECTS - “Communication tools” - and 18 ECTS during the first semester of the Master 1 program, 2 month internship during the second semester).



Atouts de la formation

A l'issue du M2 "Neurobiology - Neurosciences" les étudiants diplômés peuvent s'orienter vers des carrières d'ingénieur d'études dans la recherche privée ou académique.

Dimension internationale :

Formation tournée vers l’international




Conditions d’admission

- to the first year of the Master's degree in Biology (“Molecular and Cellular Biology” program): if you have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Sciences or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s program in Sciences in France, you are eligible to apply for the first year of the Master’s degree in Biology;

- to the second year of the Master's degree in Biology: to be eligible to apply, you should have completed (or you should be enrolled in) a first year of a Master’s degree  in Sciences i.e. you should have validated 60 ETCS of a Master’s degree in Sciences by the end of your current academic year.

Candidates from a foreign University, please see the admission requirements on the following website:

An interview will be proposed to the applicants to the first or second year of the Master’s degree in order to test their motivation. 

Public continuing education:

You are in charge of continuing education:
• if you resume your studies after 2 years of interruption of studies,
• or if you followed training under the continuous training regime one of the previous 2 years
• or if you are an employee, job seeker, self-employed.

If you do not have the diploma required to integrate the training, you can undertake a validation of personal and professional achievements (VAPP).


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2 campagnes de candidature sont organisées pour le Master 2 mention Biologie

Campagne 1 :

  • Ouverture de campagne sur e-candidat : Du 04 au 22 mars 2019 inclus

Campagne 2 :

  • Ouverture de campagne sur e-candidat : Du 29 avril au 17 mai 2019 inclus

Et après ?

Et après ?

Poursuite d'études

 Graduating from a Master degree in “Physiology – Epigenetics – Development – Cell Differentiation” leads to a career as a research engineer in academic or private laboratories.

For the students interested in a career as a research scientist in academic institutions or in private pharmaceutical industries: consecutively to a Master degree in “Physiology – Epigenetics – Development – Cell Differentiation”, the students may choose to continue with a PhD program depending from a French Doctoral School or foreign universities and related to the aforementioned fields of Biology.

Consecutively to their PhD, the young researchers undertake one or two post-doctoral trainings of 2-3 years each, usually in foreign countries, in order to diversify their expertise. They can then apply to permanent positions as

- full time researchers at the national French organizations of research (“CNRS”, “INSERM”, “INRA”, “IRD”, etc);

- project managers in R&D laboratories from private biotech companies;

- part time researchers, part time teachers in French or foreign universities.