M1 Life Sciences and Health - International Track - France

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International track in France* combines a Master 1 program for English-speaking students with any of the international M2 programs offered by the Master of Life Science and Health.

Application opening for Academic year 2020-21: From January 15, 2020 to April 13th 2020,  and from May 7th 2020 to July 3rd 2020

Please note that only applications received before March 29th 2020 may be considered for a Université Paris-Saclay Scholarship. 

If you are eligible for a "BGF" scholarship through the French Embassy, please contact us asap. 

In 2019-2020, the total tuition fees were 334 € per academic year for Master's studies for all students. Fees for academic year 2020-21 will be published early in 2020.

International M2 programs (1 year) are taught in English on campus at Paris-Saclay University. A M1 level (60 ECTS) or equivalent diploma is required for applying to these programs

- M2  Gene, Cell, Development

- M2  System and Synthetic Biology

- M2  Tissue, Cell and Gene Biotherapies

- M2  Fundamental Microbiology

- M2  Genetics Genomics Epigenetics Evolution

- M2  Plant Sciences (Master BIP)

- M2  Predictive and integrative animal biology (Master BIP)

- M2 Cell Signalling and Integrative Neurosciences

- M2 Computational Neurosciences and Neuroengineering

International students with a good level in French can also access other M2 programs from the Master Life Sciences and Health.

Candidates for International tracks (2 years) with outstanding records will be allowed to apply to the Idex Scholarship program from the Paris-Saclay University.

Please note that if you want to be considered for an Idex Scholarship, your application has to be validated at the latest on March 29th. 

For practical help (visa, housing..) to come study at Université Paris-Saclay, check here!

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Pré-requis, profil d’entrée permettant d'intégrer la formation

A bachelor’s degree corresponding to a “Licence” in France (L-M-D European system, 180 ECTS, 3-year program) or equivalent academic qualification in Science (with a Biology content) from an internationally-recognized University is required.
English language proficiency equivalent to the COE/ALTE (Council of Europe/Association of Language Testers in Europe) English course B2 level is required.
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 5.0-6.0
- TOEFL (Paper Based, Test of English as a Foreign Language): 567-633
- TOEFL (Internet, Test of English as a Foreign Language): 87-109
- TOEIC (Listening and Reading, Test of English for International Communication): 785-940
- CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT: FCE (First Certificate in English)

Profil de sortie des étudiants ayant suivi la formation

You will experience a newly-created and innovative study environment located on a world-class and highly-competitive campus and research site in Europe https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/the-university. This international opportunity will expand your horizons and enhance your personal development. Demands for graduates with an international cursus are constantly increasing due to the transverse skills they have acquired such as cultural awareness, language skills, adaptability, resilience, just to name a few. In terms of career opportunities, your international experience will prove to be an extremely valuable asset.

More information

Past and current students gathered for the Welcome days.

General presentation

Program Content

The pluridisciplinary Master 1 program is composed of two semesters of study, 30 ECTS each, for a total of 60 ECTS. It is divided into three parts.

Part 1: Core Courses (20 ECTS)

During the first part of the program, ALL students will take the following courses that address key Concepts and Challenges in the following basic fields of Life Sciences and Health:

- Genetics and Genomics
- Cellular Biology
- Biochemistry and Cell Signaling
- Systems biology

This part of the program will be mostly based on active learning which includes reverse approaches and problem-based activities.

Part 2: Elective Courses (15 ECTS)

During the second part of the program, students will choose among a wide range of elective courses in accordance with their academic and career development goals. Some of the areas of study include:

- Animal transgenesis
- Biotherapies
- Applied genomics and precision medicine
- Synthetic biology

Additional elective courses may also be provided but these will only open if there is a minimum of 10 registered students. Some elective courses cannot be chosen together because of schedule conflicts.

Part 3: Research training (4-week laboratory rotation period + 8-week internship, 25 ECTS)

We are offering a research-driven Master program through which students can focus on their own research interests and can develop individual research trajectories.

The concept of "Masteriales" asks to students to organize in small groups and to design an innovative thematic and/or technological research project in a limited time (48h). At the end, they have to present their project in an argumentative manner in front of a jury of academic and private scientists, institutionals, communication specialists and financials. Students will also have to write a proposal to a call for a virtual research grant. Taking place from the first days of the academic year, the annual edition of the "Masteriales" allows a better group cohesion, a possible disinhibition and a confidence of students in themselves. They also discover some of the difficulties inherent in designing research projects.

During the first semester, students will rotate between 2 to 4 laboratories for a period of 4 weeks in University of Paris-Saclay partner Institutions in the field of Life Sciences. Rotations cover a wide range of research topics and will address issues on how model organisms advance science.

During the second semester, students will be tutored in a teaching unit leading to the conception of a research project that will be undertaken during an 8-week internship in a host scientific laboratory. This training provides students with an ideal opportunity to prepare for a career in research (in both academic and private settings).

Optional:

In addition, French language training for non-French speakers will also be provided to allow students to develop their communication skills (French as a foreign language).

Program Goals

The aim of this Master program is to provide a solid and broad-based foundation in prominent areas in Life Sciences and Health. In addition, given the elective courses offered, and the intensive research training internship, students will obtain both theoretical and practical experience in their fields of interest.

Competences and skills to be acquired in the field of Life Sciences and Health are:

- ability to comprehend general scientific developments
- in-depth and critical analysis of scientific literature in specialized international journals
- formulation of new questions and hypotheses
- communication with professionals
- ability to design and implement scientific experiments
- ability to describe, analyze and report on research data
- development of practical skills
- autonomy

Scholarship program:

Candidates for the International track (2 years) and Mater 2 programs (1 year) with an outstanding academic record are encouraged to apply for scholarships offered by the University of Paris-Saclay (Scholarship program).

Why choose this Master?

You will experience a newly-created and innovative study environment located on a world-class and highly-competitive campus and research site in Europe (Université Paris-Saclay). This international opportunity will expand your horizons and enhance your personal development. Demands for graduates with an international cursus are constantly increasing due to the transverse skills they have acquired such as cultural awareness, language skills, adaptability, resilience, just to name a few. In terms of career opportunities, your international experience will prove be an extremely valuable asset.

Prerequisites

A bachelor’s degree corresponding to a “Licence” in France (L-M-D European system, 180 ECTS, 3-year program) or equivalent academic qualification in Science (with a Biology content) from an internationally-recognized University is required.

English language proficiency equivalent to the COE/ALTE (Council of Europe/Association of

Language Testers in Europe English course B2 level is required.

- IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 5.0-6.0
- TOEFL (Paper Based, Test of English as a Foreign Language): 567-633
- TOEFL (Internet, Test of English as a Foreign Language): 87-109
- TOEIC (Listening and Reading, Test of English for International Communication): 785-940
- CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT: FCE (First Certificate in English)

Documents

Contact

odile.bronchain@u-psud.fr

Site

Some of our teaching approaches

1) eCampus platform

The Master has two digital workspaces on the Paris-Saclay eCampus platform. They provide access from a single web page called "my courses" to all resources and information made available by the teaching team.

  • The "Initial training" workspace, made in collaboration with the Institut Pasteur, contains refresher and updating courses that cover the essential prerequisites for our Master in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Statistics.

It is also used during the year as remedial courses to help students fill some gaps they might have in specific areas.

 

  • The main workspace contains the description and the entire teaching program of the M1 Life Sciences and Health - International Track - France. All courses are listed as a dedicated section that includes lecture contents and associated resources.

Students also have access to 3 additional sections: one containing methodological supports, one is dedicated to the iGEM competition to which our students are invited to participate to (if they wish) and finally, a “special” section in which we are building monthly playlists to exchange songs from France and student’s countries of origin.

2) Masteriales

To take off the new academic year, all students will be engaged in the class called “Masteriales”. This course is an integration module. It aims to create a group dynamic by developing an innovative scientific and/or technologic project requiring the contribution of students coming from different horizons and with complementary knowledge and skills in biology, computer sciences, statistics, genomics and/or bioinformatics.

3) Interactive learning

We implement active learning methods as often as possible. Students participate to and develop educational escape games, make their own short scientific videos and participate in bioinformatics and laboratory research workshops.

 

Students Accomplishments

1) « Whatiz ? » : Using short videos to learn and share scientific knowledge.

We ask the students to answer fundamental questions in the field of Life Sciences and Health by producing animated videos. These short films must in a few minutes give an updated vision and explain scientific ideas and concepts addressed in the Core courses of the program.

Whatever is well conceived is clearly said... and the words to say it flow with ease.

Expected outcomes are to:

  • Develop valuable and transferable scientific and technical understanding
  • Develop professional communication skills
  • Strengthen the capacity to analyse, integrate and synthesised
  • Formulate one’s own vision
  • Promote the ability to work with others

This year’s Whatiz movies: What is a gene? What is a genome?

2) Unlocking science in Escape Games.

We use escape games as an innovating learning tool to manipulate key concepts in Life Sciences and Health and to challenge student’s knowledge across various disciplines.

Escape games are an educational component of the “Core Courses” that cover the following basic fields: Genetics & Genomics, Cellular Biology, Biochemistry and Cell Signalling. Students are divided in teams that first design their own games that must incorporate enigmas based on the concepts and methods seen in the Core Courses. They then run the games between teams.

Expected outcomes are to:

  • engage student with their learning
  • strengthen and confront knowledge
  • promote problem solving skills
  • encourage critical thinking
  • reinforce teamwork and communication skills

Here are this year student’s escape games organisation chart / storyboard.

 

3) Masteriales: Combine your talents to create innovative projects.

Students have 48 hours in a team of 3 or 4 people to develop their project. They must identify innovative perspectives in the fields of Life Sciences and Health and/or Biotechnology and ensure the viability and feasibility of the project both technically and financially. Students are supervised by teachers but must also contact experts in different fields to support their project (referents and collaborators).

Expected outcomes are to:

  • Use and share knowledge to develop an innovative project.
  • Master communication tools for knowledge transfer and presentation of scientific projects.
  • Develop creativity, reactivity, initiation, autonomy and group work skills.
Complementary skills:
-Know how to use bibliographic digital databases and office software suites.
-Learn about research and consider the entrepreneurial dimension.

Here is a short presentation this year student’s projects.

 

Student's corner

 

Programme

The 'International Track in France' is a 2-year program leading to the degree of Master in Life Sciences and Health from the Université Paris-Saclay. It combines a Master 1 program (first year) for English-speaking students with any of the International Master 2 programs offered by the University. International students with a sufficient level in French can also apply to other French-taught Master 2 programs from the Université Paris-Saclay
A full-time student will need to validate 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) during each of the two academic years to complete the Master program.

The pluridisciplinary M1- International track in France is composed of two semesters of study. It is divided into three parts.
Part 1: Core Courses
During the first part of the program, ALL students will take the following courses that address key concepts and challenges in the following basic fields of Life Sciences and Health:
•Genetics and Genomics
•Cellular Biology
•Biochemistry and Cell Signaling
•Systems biology
This part of the program will be mostly based on active learning which includes reverse approaches and problem-based activities.

Part 2: Electives
During the second part of the program, students will choose among a wide range of elective courses in accordance with their academic and career development goals. Some of the areas of study include:
•Animal transgenesis
•Biotherapies
•Applied genomics and precision medicine
•Synthetic biology …

Part 3: Research training (4-week laboratory rotation period + 8-week internship)
We are offering a research-driven Master program through which students can focus on their own research interests and can develop individual research trajectories.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Systems Biology II 2.5 16 9
Systems Biology I 2.5 16 9
Core courses : Transdisciplinary project 2.5
Core courses : Genes, proteins and cells 10 56.5 28.5 25 15
Biosignaling 5 24 16 10
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Workshop on model organisms (AOM) 2.5 2 23
Workshop on model organisms 5 4 48
Masteriales 2.5 2 30

The 'International Track in France' is a 2-year program leading to the degree of Master in Life Sciences and Health from the Université Paris-Saclay. It combines a Master 1 program (first year) for English-speaking students with any of the International Master 2 programs offered by the University. International students with a sufficient level in French can also apply to other French-taught Master 2 programs from the Université Paris-Saclay
A full-time student will need to validate 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) during each of the two academic years to complete the Master program.

The pluridisciplinary M1- International track in France is composed of two semesters of study. It is divided into three parts.

Part 1: Core Courses
During the first part of the program, ALL students will take the following courses that address key concepts and challenges in the following basic fields of Life Sciences and Health:
•Genetics and Genomics
•Cellular Biology
•Biochemistry and Cell Signaling
•Systems biology
This part of the program will be mostly based on active learning which includes reverse approaches and problem-based activities.

Part 2: Electives
During the second part of the program, students will choose among a wide range of elective courses in accordance with their academic and career development goals. Some of the areas of study include:
•Animal transgenesis
•Biotherapies
•Applied genomics and precision medicine
•Synthetic biology …

Part 3: Research training (4-week laboratory rotation period + 8-week internship)
We are offering a research-driven Master program through which students can focus on their own research interests and can develop individual research trajectories.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Synthetic Biology 2.5 16 9
Lipids and membranes in patho-physiology 2.5 15 10
Introduction to biotherapies 2.5 8 5 12
Integrative microbiology 2.5 10 10 9 9
Immuno-pathophysiology 2.5 16 9
Functionnal genomics and precision medicine 2.5 16 9
Epigenetics 2.5 15 10
Development in questions 5 24 26
Current Questions in Evolution 5 50
Animal transgenesis 2.5 16 9
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Scientific project 2.5 4 60
Internship 10 4 60
Modalités de candidatures
Période(s) de candidatures
Du 15/01/2020 au 13/04/2020
Du 07/05/2020 au 03/07/2020
Pièces justificatives obligatoires
  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Lettre de motivation.

  • Questionnaire rempli (à télécharger sur la page web du master).

    (Fiche de souhait de poursuite en M2 remplie, à télécharger sur le site web https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/fr/formation/master/biologie-san…)
  • Tous les relevés de notes des années/semestres validés depuis le BAC à la date de la candidature.

  • Attestation de niveau d'anglais.

Pièces justificatives complémentaires
  • Dossier VAPP (obligatoire pour toutes les personnes demandant une validation des acquis pour accéder à la formation).

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