Master On Campus

Biology and Health

Institut Polytechnique de Paris

24 months
3770 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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Master in Biology and Health at Institut Polytechnique de Paris is dedicated to molecular and cellular biology. It maintains a strong link between reductive molecular and structural approaches, as well as between more integrated approaches of cell biology & organism development and new therapeutic strategies.


Biology and Health at Institut Polytechnique de Paris looks at progress in biology (observation, sequencing, synthesis of the genome and omic approaches) through dialog with other disciplines including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and mechanics. It also deals with ethical questions concerning bio-technological applications. The program includes courses focusing on biological concepts and disciplinary interfaces, as well as an internship in a research laboratory.

Students interested early on by research are advised to apply for a PhD Track in this field (combined Master and PhD ). It enables a personalized master program, early immersion in research labs and a progressive development of the thesis studies.


After completing the second year of the Master’s program, students will be able to:

  • Pursue a PhD
  • At the end of a PhD, work in industry in fields like biotechnologies, pharmaceutics and agri-food, or at a teaching-research university
  • With additional training, take up a position in biotechnology regulation, IP, innovation funding and management or scientific communication

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • English or French (FLE)
  • Immunology and infectious diseases
  • Biotechnologies for health and agriculture
  • Genomes : diversity, environment and human health

  • Integrative neurosciences

  • Biodiversity and ecosystems

  • Experimental training in genetic engineering or in quantitative imaging

  • Molecular systems biology
  • Epigenetics and non-coding RNAs Biophotonics and applications Computational Biology Project in bioinformatics Data sciences in biological imaging Medicinal chemistry
  • Biomechanics in health and disease

  • Molecular structures of the cell
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Structural bioinformatics

  • Contributions of biochemistry and cryo-EM to the study of translation mechanisms

  • Grant application

  • Research internship in a laboratory during 5-6 months

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS
  • Year 1: 60 ECTS
  • Year 2: 60 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

Year 1:

  • Licence/Bachelor of Science (biology – physics – chemistry – mathematics – informatics) with a strong interest in biosciences - as a minimum, a basic knowledge required

Year 2:

  • Completion of the first year of the Master’s in Biology & Health at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • Direct admission in year two is possible for students having successfully completed the first year of a similar Master’s program (60 ECTS must have been validated)

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 Palaiseau

640 - 950 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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