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.

Master 1st year

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

Recruitment campaign from 26th of february to 24 of march 2024 included with 

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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.

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


UGA registration fees : 243 € + 100 € CVEC