Master Biologie

Master Biologie

Parcours Physiology, epigenetics, differentiation and cancer 2e année

Présentation et objectifs

The students apply for admission in Master 2 (M2) Physiology, Epigenetics, Differentiation and Cancer (PhEDC) program following on a Master 1 (M1) Molecular and cellular biology program (MCB) at Université Grenoble Alpes or an equivalent M1 in another university. The first semester of the M1 MCB is common to all students of the Master in Biology. It is meant to complete the general scientific background of the enrolled students in various fields of biology (Physiology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry...) while the second semester of M1 MCB introduces the students to the specific PhEDC program by offering them specialized courses and a 2-month internship in a laboratory.

The first semester of the M2 PhEDC includes 3 types of classes :

  1. Specialized classes directly related to the topics of PhEDC program with specific emphasis on cell biology (cell identity and fate) and physiology. These courses will integrate the most recent advances concerning the mechanisms involved in the control of cell identity and the alterations associated with cancer phenotypes or aging. 
  2. Classes aiming at providing general knowledge or skills that are necessary to researchers (handling of a research project, entrepreneurship, English)
  3. Optional classes proposing an initiation to other fields of biological sciences (neurosciences, biostatistics, high throughput biology..).

The second semester of the M2 PhEDC consists in a 6-month research internship in a Research laboratory.




Informations complémentaires

At the end of this 2 year's master program, the students should be able to undertake a PhD program in the fields of physiology, cellular or molecular biology, epigenetics, differentiation/development and/or cancer, or become an engineer in one of the aforementioned fields.

The 2nd year's PhEDC program is taught in English.




Condition d'accès

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.

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)


Master 2 Physiology, Epigenetics, Differentiation and Cancer

  • Opening period for recruitment : from 4th of march to 27th of march 2024 with e-candidat
  • Opening period for recruitment : from 29th of april to 15th of may 2024 with e-candidat

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Droits de scolarité

UGA registration fees 2024 / 2025 : 243 € + 100 € CVEC

Et après ?

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Poursuite d'études

Graduating from a master degree in Physiology, epigenetics, differentiation and cancer (PhEDC) 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, differentiation and cancer (PhEDC), the students may choose to continue with a PhD program offered by a french Doctoral school or foreign universities, and related to the aforementioned fields of biology. After the obtaining of their PhD, the young researchers usually undertake one or two post-doctoral trainings of 2-3 years each, in France or 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
  • Researchers-teachers in French or foreign universities