M.Sc. On Campus

Cancer Biology

University of Bordeaux

24 months
3770 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This international Cancer Biology program at the University of Bordeaux provides training that develops a broad understanding of fundamental bases and emergent areas in the field of cancer, from basic cell and molecular biology of cancer to translational and clinical research.


The Master in Cancer Biology program at the University of Bordeaux  is one of the four degree-granting tracks of the Biology and Health Master. The training program is primarily research-oriented with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to the study of cancer.

The program covers the basic molecular and cellular mechanisms driving oncogenesis, the complex interacting cellular and molecular networks with the tumor microenvironment dictating cancer development and metastatic dissemination, the clinical aspects of cancer pathology and therapeutic possibilities. 

The development of critical analysis and creative skills that must be applied in the conception of research proposals, accessing and processing experimental data, and literature searches are also important components of the program.

Academic cooperation

Students may have the opportunity to carry out their internship with the following universities: Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (Brazil), McGill University (Canada), University of Arizona (USA), University of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Missouri (USA), University of Saragossa (Spain) as well as with various international partners of the Cancer research laboratories at the University of Bordeaux.

After this Master program?

The Master in Cancer Biology prepares students for careers in academic research in biomedical sciences. They may pursue their studies further with a PhD or directly work in research laboratories as scientific staff.

It also prepares students to compete for careers in the industrial sector (biotechnology companies, particularly in product development for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, in pharmaceutical companies or clinical analysis laboratories). Graduates of the program also have the opportunity of applying for different professional positions in the healthcare system, such as hospitals or clinics.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Cancer cell biology 
  • Bioinformatics and omics 
  • Imaging and molecular histology 
  • Experimental design in biomedical sciences
  • Molecular and cell biology techniques 
  • Cancer immunobiology and immunotherapies 
  • High-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics 
  • Research internship 
  • Molecular basis of pathologies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree or 180 ECTS equivalent in Biology or relevant Life Sciences field
  • Candidates should be proficient in English. A certificate may be requested proving a minimum of English B1 level according to the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages” grid (European Union and Council of
  • Europe

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3770 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3770 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bordeaux

750 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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