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Biobanks and Complex Data Management

24 months
4000 EUR/year
300 EUR/year
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The Biobanks and Complex Data Management programme taught at Université Côte d'Azur opens immediate career opportunities in a variety of sectors such as of human health, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industrial laboratories, and agricultural industry.

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A Biobank is a biological materials repository that collects, processes, stores, and distributes biospecimens to support scientific investigation. 

The main objective of the Biobanks and Complex Data Management offered by the Université Côte d'Azur is to acquire knowledge, experience, and practical skills that will qualify graduates to work in the multidisciplinary field of biobanking (humans, animals, plants, and other living organisms) and complex data management.


On completion of the MSc in Biobanks and Complex Data Management program, students will be able to:

  • Become biobank managers at an international level
  • Assure and enhance quality of biological samples
  • Offer advice for marketing and biobank sustainability
  • Address ethical, legal, and societal aspects of biobanking
  • Assure management of complex data associated with biological samples

Future carreers

  • Biobank Manager/Administrator
  • Biobank Quality Manager
  • Data Manager
  • Scientific Adviser to public and private sector clients
  • Product Manager
  • Regulatory Specialist
  • Technological Specialist
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Logistics Manager/Administrator
  • Logistics Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Human Health – Agro-environment 
  •  Quality in Biobanking
  •  Ethics, legislation and social issues
  • Hygiene and Security 
  •  Management and Project Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The program is open to exceptional bachelor degree graduates in the field of Life Sciences.We welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. French language proficiency is not an admission criterion.

  • The students will respect the following conditions:
  • The students must be fluent English speakers (a Language Certificate may be required).
  • Able to commit at least 6 months internship abroad (M1, M2 or both).
  • Full-time courses (FR: présence obligatoire).
  • For students from French and non-French institutions ('international admissions') the selection is a 2 phase process.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Fees for French and European students : from 300€ to 4000 € / year (depend on your parents's incomes)


Financial aid (need-based or merit-based scholarships) will be available to students, and other sources of funding will also be available through each training course.

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