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accolade  M2 : Presentation in english


France’s premier Master’s Program in Genetics


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 and Spain (Rome, Florence, Padua, Trieste, Milan, 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 University Paris Diderot 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 :

UE1 Obligatory Unit (9 ECTS)
1 Erasmus module
Bibliographic module
UE2 Optional units (15 ECTS)
Either 5 MEG modules (3 ECTS/module)
Either 1 Pasteur course of 15 ECTS
Either 1 Pasteur course of 12 ECTS + 1 MEG module
Either 1 Pasteur course of 6 ECTS + 3 MEG modules
UE3 Free Unit (6 ECTS)
Students can choose 2 modules among :
- Any module from any master, with the previous agreement of the magister pedagogic team
- 2 MEG modules (this is mandatory for students being accepted to Pasteur courses)
UE4 Internship (30 ECTS)
This 6 month-long internship is from January to June.


The 2018-19 planning of the MEG modules (and their respective locations) is displayed on the file below.

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Module presentations will take place on Friday, September 7, starting at 8.30 am in the amphitheater 10E, located in the Halle aux Farines building (building annotated "3" on the map below).

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The detailed planning of module presentations is below

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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 18 juin 2018.


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