Biosciences and modeling of complex systems

Open to :
  • Applicants who have completed an M1 (or equivalent)
  • EU/EEA students
  • Non-European students
Language proficency requirements :
  • French: B2
  • English: B2
Year of study :
  • Master's degree (2nd year)

    The Biosciences and Modeling of Complex Systems course of the Master’s of Biology aims at offering a generalist and high-level training in biology. It enables student biologists to learn about modeling by encouraging them to choose common courses with mathematicians, computer scientists and physicists.

    Multidisciplinary approaches are a crucial point of this training, as students choose optional Electives (UEs) in very diverse fields such as evolutionary sciences, immunology and microbiology, development or ecology. Students also participate in a practical elective of their choice (1- Confocal microscopy and quantification in 2-4 dimensions, 2- electron microscopy, 3-bio-modeling or 4- data analysis from massive sequencing) which allows them to be trained in the technologies currently used in research.  Although generalist,  the Biosciences and Modeling of Complex Systems program leads to a certain specialization through the choice of optional elective (UE), and the laboratory internship (20 weeks in S2).

    The training gives students an international outlook: all biology lectures are given in English and the research internship most often takes place in a foreign country. 


    Theoretical and practical optional electives enable students to choose courses from those offered by the Biosciences-Health pathway.

    Compulsory electives give students general professional skills: classic English course at S3, and courses combined with learning science communication during Semester 4.

    The Semester 4 includes a 20-week internship in a research laboratory.

    Language of teaching

    50% of this program is in French, 50% in English.

    Career opportunities after this course

    • Researchers, teacher-researchers, research engineers, senior positions in public laboratories or researchers in R&D teams

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