M2 Systems and Synthetic Biology, Master | Paris-Saclay University | Paris, France
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M2 Systems and Synthetic Biology

12 months
243 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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The vigorous development of Systems and Synthetic Biology constitutes a huge challenge that must be met both from the research and education perspectives. M2 Systems and Synthetic Biology at Paris-Saclay University represents the first step towards nurturing a new brand of researchers and engineers to face up to the challenge.


The aim of the M2 Systems and Synthetic Biology program at Paris-Saclay University is to provide students from the Life Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry, Physical and Computer Sciences a mean to fruitfully engage in collaborative work across disciplinary boundaries, with applications in Systems & Synthetic Biology.

Students undertaking the course will gain hands-on experience in experimental biology, modeling and designing. They will also enhance transversal capacities including planning a project, giving a seminar, perceiving the industrial, economical and ethical issues associated with these developing fields.

Career prospects

The professional perspectives of M2 SSB lie in the massive development of Synthesis Biology, and the orientation of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry towards the use of predictive models and the modeling of biological systems.

About 70% of students in previous classes pursue doctoral studies, while others hold research-engineering positions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries or in academic research laboratories. Moreover, several previous graduates are founders of biotech startups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Synthetic Biology Practical Course
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Genome Engineering
  • Biosafety and Sociological Questions on Synthetic Biology
  • Biological Parts and Devices
  • Statistical Analysis of Large Scale Gene Expression Data
  • Rational Protein Engineering
  • Nanobiology
  • Design of Experiments and Machine Learning in Synthetic Biology
  • Computational Inference and Modeling of Biological Networks

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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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

  • Applicants may come from Universities or from Engineering schools. After a first year of master (M1), or an equivalent qualification (4 years of successful higher education after finishing high-school), in either Biology, applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry or Physics. Bi-disciplinary curriculums including biology is favored, but highly-achieving and motivated students in any of the cited disciplines can apply.
  • Motivation letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.
  • Document at your convenience. (Any other document that you consider important for the evaluation of your application)
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).
  • Letter of recommendation or internship evaluation. (Or the names and addresses of 2 referees)

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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