Master Ingénierie de la santé

Master Ingénierie de la santé

Parcours international Healthy Living 2e année

Présentation et objectifs

Healthy Living - cursus Health 4 Life Engineering 

With the rapid advance of biomedical engineering, life sciences and physical sciences have converged to create a new discipline: biomedicine. This convergence is helping scientists to make important breakthroughs, such as nanoscale systems for disease detection and drug delivery, predictive computer models of disease progression and drug response, and increasingly affordable forms of biometric analysis for personalized medicine.

Over the past 150 years, average life expectancy has increased by approximately 4 to 5 years per generation. the gap between the active and inactive has widened, and pressure on health and social care costs for society has increased. as chronic disease becomes more prevalent and populations continue to age, eu healthcare systems are striving to shift the burden of care from hospitals to the community and the individual. there is consequently a growing need for biomedical innovations to be more user-centred, empowering patients to manage their healthy living and active ageing.

Postgraduate recruits to the fast-growing sector of biomedical engineering will need to bring not only their expertise in a particular field, but also a thorough grounding in a range of technologies and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to the design of new products and services.

Health4life addresses this need with a novel programme combining education and research. Students investigate important questions at the interfaces of biomedical engineering, molecular and nanoscale biotechnology, computational mathematics and clinical research. they undertake individually mentored thesis research projects in laboratories at uga or in partner universities, affiliated spin-offs and teaching hospitals.

UGA and its partner institutions provide students with a broad but high-level programme of courses in core subjects which they choose in relation to their individual field of research. these are further enriched by a series of advanced courses in the fundamentals of engineering and biomedical science. students also acquire key transversal skills such as teamwork, management of complex processes, conceptual approaches, entrepreneurship and intercultural awareness.

Biohealth computing schools

Unique to health4life’s curriculum are the interdisciplinary and intensive biohealth computing schools (biohc), organised and hosted by the european scientific institute in archamps (greater geneva). as well as meeting and interacting with leading experts from academia, industry and international organisations, students are coached in the use of design thinking methodology to address unmet needs in human and environmental health, with the opportunity to pitch their innovation ideas to a panel of international experts. See ESI's webpage for more informations.

Collaborating with partner universities

Health4life is part of the eit health master on technological innovation on health, founded on long-standing partnerships with major european universities, such as Universitat de Barcelona, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Universidade de Lisboa, Universita de Torino. students are also recruited from world-class universities outside Europe, including Manipal, Soochow, Tongji, Hangzou and Sfax.


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Atouts de la formation

Health4life is heavily research & innovation- oriented. The programme benefits from the region’s rich ecosystem offering a level of technological know-how unrivalled in Europe, and a truly multidisciplinary approach to scientific research. Grenoble is at the crossroads of three internationally recognised hubs of healthcare, micro-nanotechnology and it-iot. Home to some of the world’s best research centres, grenoble has spurred the creation of a growing cohort of start-ups and has attracted leading multinationals (bioMérieux, GE healthcare, Becton Dickinson, Roche Diagnostics, and Covidien) seeking to carve out a position in the rapidly-growing medtech industry.

Health4life brings together these strengths in biomedical practice, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship and offers students attractive internships from affiliated teaching hospitals, research institutes (including the cea, europe’s largest independent research centre in nanoelectronics and technology), biotech and medical device companies. Moreover, the programme collaborates with local and regional innovation service providers such as CIC-IT, Biopolis, Linksium, Eccami, Medic@lps, Tasda, Minalogic and Lyonbiopôle.

Dimension internationale :

Formation ayant des partenariats formalisés à l’international
Etablissement(s) partenaire(s)


BigData4Health summer school 2017




Conditions d’admission

Join us if you can demonstrate:

  • Excellence in your BSc and the first year of an MSc (240 ECTS),
  • Strong analytical, synthetical and interpretive capabilities,
  • A keen interest in scientific and technological issues,
  • A keen interest in cross-linking knowledge from different scientific disciplines to form a personal and independent opinion and to transmit it to others,
  • A clear sense of the societal relevance of technology and its implications upon society,
  • Willingness to learn autonomously, work hard and show perseverance, entrepreneurship and creativity.

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).


A number of scholarships / bursaries are available. The selection to the program does not include automaticaly a scholarship attribution.


Les candidatures pour le M2 H4L seront ouvertes du 4 mars 2019 au 30 avril 2019

Les étudiants issus d'Universités étrangères dans des pays dépendant de la procédure Campus France peuvent candidater à partir de mi-janvier.

Applications for the H4L Master will open from 4th March to 30th April 2019

For Campus France’s targeted countries: applications from mid-January.

Public visé

Non french speaking students with a background in:

- molecular biology, cellular biology and biotechnologies (biotechnology courses)

- biology, biochemistry, toxicology (health-environement courses)

- medical imaging, signal processing, informatics, ... (innovative medical devices courses)

This programme is also open to students with a medical or pharmaceutical background.

This MSc can also be selected by french speaking students wishing to follow courses in english and to include a mobility in their M2 year (courses or internship).

Et après ?

Et après ?

Poursuite d'études

Health4life leads on naturally to PhD positions and/or R&D careers in world-leading industries, high-potential start-ups, teaching hospitals and universities, where students are able to utilise their skills in collaborative cutting-edge research and innovation projects, translating technologies into viable applications for the benefit of all.

Secteurs d'activité

Research in the biohealth field, particularly in the following areas: biotechnologies, environmental toxicology, public health, innovative medical devices.