Master in Biology

Master in Biology

Molecular and cellular biology 1st year

Presentation and goals

The Master of Molecular & Cellular Biology welcomes students with a bachelor of Science  from France or any other place of the world who want to obtain a very high level of training in Cellular and Molecular Biology. All courses include lectures and tutorials linked to related research developed in Grenoble. In addition to a solid knowledge in many areas of biology, you will develop skills in project management, analysis of experimental data and oral & written presentation. You will also naturally progress in English, an indispensable language for any kind of professional career. The Master 1 program includes a 2-months internship which will give you a strong experience in the professional world.

The Master 1 MCB opens to the following M2 training program to start a scientific career in academic labs  or R&D in private companies.

  • Microbiology, infectious diseases and immunology program
  • Structural biology of pathogens program
  • Neurosciences, neurobiology program
  • Physiology, epigenetics, differentiation and cancer program
  • Pro2Bio program (taught partly in French and partly in English)

It opens also to sales-oriented M2 program

  • Biologieet techniques de commercialisation program (taught in French)
  • Science trading program (International program)

For a general view of the Master of Biology, please watch the following video :


The Master in Molecular & Cellular Biology starts with a common core in which students will acquire solid knowledge in gene expression regulation (Molecular Genetics and epigenetics of the cell; 6 ECTS) and biochemistry (Chemistry & Biochemistry; 6ECTS). The first year of Master MCB is highly remarkable for its extensive hands-on-experience where students are given the chance to perform a lot of experiments (Driving Experimentation in Biology; 18 ECTS). Students build their own scientific project starting from the design of the project, followed by 3 weeks of experimentation in a dedicated lab at UGA.

An introduction to the world of business, its issues and its functioning will be offered to you (3 ECTS)



International dimension :

Internationally-oriented programmes



The Master Molecular & Cellular of Biology is entirely taught in English and welcomes students with a bachelor of science  from France or any other place of the world.

Registration and scholarships

Registration and scholarships

Access condition

First year master's degree : If you have completed a bachelor’s degree in Science or are enrolled in the final semester of a bachelor’s program in Science, you are eligible to apply for the master’s degree in Biology.

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).

Candidature / Application

  • 1 sessions to apply:
  • From 22 March  to 18 April included

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.


UGA registration fees: 243€ + 95€ CVEC