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accolade  M2 : Presentation in english


France’s premier Master’s Program in Genetics



Informations about our M2 scholarships for foreign students through the EUR G.E.N.E. are on this link



The M2 contents : The Master’s degree in Genetics at the University Paris-Diderot, Paris, France, is a multi-disciplinary program covering aspects of fundamental and applied genetics. The Master’s degree is a two-year program combining advanced courses and cutting-edge research training. The second year (M2, Master 2) is taught exclusively in English and welcomes international students.

The second year of the Master’s program is organized into two semesters : the first semester (corresponding to 30 ECTS, internationally-recognised European credit equivalents) is composed of a series of one-week Modules covering a wide selection of topics, including human genetics, epigenetics, cancer biology, stem cells, neuroscience, ageing, immunology etc. We offer about 30 different modules, allowing students to create their own personalised program. Students can also take a range of advanced courses offered at the prestigious Pasteur Institute. All students attend a one-week Erasmus exchange module with partner universities in Italy, Greece and Spain (Rome, Florence, Padua, Trieste, Milan, Athens and Barcelona).

The second semester consists of a 6-month research internship (also corresponding to 30 ECTS). The internship research project can be performed in one of over 300 host laboratories at top research institutes across the city (including the Pasteur Institute, the Jacques Monod Institute, the Necker Hospital for Sick Children, the Center for Epigenetics and Cell Fate, the Cochin Institute). The research internship is evaluated through a written report and an oral defence in June.

The Université de Paris is one of France’s leading universities with a strong reputation in life sciences and biomedical research. Located in the heart of Paris on a brand new state-of-the-art campus, the university attracts top students from around the world.

Interested candidates should contact the program director Prof Zider Alain as early as possible.


Detailed content of the M2 courses :

Block of obligatory units (9 ECTS)
- 1 of the 7 Erasmus modules (4 ECTS)
- Bibliographic module (5 ECTS)
Block 1 of optional modules (15 ECTS)
Students must choose a total of 15 ECTS amongst the following modules :
- The 29 MEG modules (3 or 6 ECTS/module)
- The 9 Pasteur courses (6 to 15 ECTS/module)
Block 1 of optional modules (6 ECTS)
Students must choose a total of 6 ECTS amongst the following modules :
- Any module from any master, with the previous agreement of the magister pedagogic team (3 to 6 ECTS)
- The 29 MEG modules (3 or 6 ECTS/module)
Internship (30 ECTS)
This 6 month-long internship is from January to June, in one of the 300 laboratories validated by the master’s pedagogic team


The 2020-21 schedule of the MEG modules is displayed on the file below. Langages are indicated, as well as the location of the different courses.

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MEG and Erasmus module presentations will take place on Thurday, September 10, 2020, starting at 8.30 am (until 3pm). These presentations will be in amphitheater 8C, located in the Halle aux Farines building, in the Grands Moulins campus.


Schedule of module presentations (september 10)

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Map of the Grands Moulins campus :

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Map of the Halle aux Farines building :

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CAUTION : These schedules are subject to change depending on Covid19 containment measures


All Erasmus modules are in english. The titles of the MEG modules and Pasteur courses are in english when the lectures are in this langage.


Dernière modification, le 9 juillet 2020.


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