M2 Fundamental Microbiology, Master | Paris-Saclay University | Paris, France
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M2 Fundamental Microbiology

12 months
243 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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This M2 Fundamental Microbiology curriculum at Paris-Saclay University is based on recent advances in genetics, genomics, cell biology and microbial physiology to provide multidisciplinary training for research and through research.


It is possible to study by targeted, global and/or genetic engineering approaches on molecular, cellular or integrated analytical scales (microbial communities, host organisms). M2 Fundamental Microbiology at Paris-Saclay University covers a wide range of topics in order to understand and control the immense variety of microbial processes.

Career prospects

  • Main opening: Experimental research in the academic or private sector in numerous laboratories (Paris Saclay, Institut Pasteur, Institut Jacques Monod) in the region or abroad.
  • Other openings: R&D in the biotechnology sector, education, tracking scientific developments, Scientific communication.
  • Option of joining additional courses (HEC or ESSEC schools, IT, business management, marketing).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical course of integrative microbiology
  • Molecular and cellular microbiology
  • Initiation to data manipulation with R software
  • Functional genomics
  • Cellular innovations and synthetic microbiology concepts
  • Microbial structures and signals
  • Environmental and microbial biotechnologies
  • Recent advances in virology: virus-host interactions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period:

  • from 25/01 to 28/02
  • from 15/04 to 20/07






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

  • This course is aimed at students who have acquired M1-level skills in genetics and molecular biology, and theoretical and/or experimental knowledge in the field of Microbiology.
  • Motivation letter.
  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.
  • Choice sheet of M2 (obligatory for the candidates registered in M1 at the University Paris-Saclay).
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 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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