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Courses and internship

Planning

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Courses 2021-2022

- Mathematics and programming training (E01, no ECTS)
- Developmental Biology at the Bench (3 ECTS)
- Developmental biology (S01)
- Cell biology II: traffic, motility, biophysics - cours Pasteur/Curie/ENS (S02)
- Computational biology project (S03, 3/6 ECTS)
- Genomes & phenotypes (S04)
- Evolutionary genetics (S05)
- Evolutionary ecology (S06)
- Biology of Ecological Systems (S07)
- Development of the nervous system (S08)
- Physiology of the neuron (S09)
- Synaptic foundations of network function (S10)
- Systems neurophysiology (S11)
- Molecular cancer genetics - cours Pasteur/Curie/ENS (S14)
- Fundamental immunology - cours Pasteur/ENS (S15)
- Microbial populations (T102)
- Evolution (T103)
- Physics & biology II (T104)
- Mathematics II: what a biologist might like to know (T105)
- Epigenetics (T108)
- Data analysis (T109, 3 ECTS)

In addition, the Department of Biology offers the following courses and can provide training in career skills (foreign languages, scientific communication, statistics, grant-writing, ethics, etc.).

- Soft skills in M1+M2 (D09)

Majors and study program

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Overview of Master 1 year

Semester 1 (S1, 30 ECTS, September to January):

For completion of the first semester, lecture courses totalling 30 ECTS are to be chosen in the list above. Courses are organised by major fields, but students can also combine them in a more personal fashion hat suits their scientific interests. Specific combinations of coursework can be suggested by faculty, for instance to best prepare for the Master 2 curricula, or to best further the student’s individual objectives. In any case, the selection of courses needs to be agreed by the tutor or a teaching staff member at the beginning of the year.

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Additional courses may be taken on top of the required five. The curriculum can also include courses in physics, mathematics and other fields, to build transdisciplinary training profiles.

Internship

Semester 2 (S2, 30 ECTS, February to end of June):

Students enroll in a 4 to 5-month research internship in france or abroad.
Alternatively, they can enroll in a 3-month internship (in France only), to be completed with courses amounting to six ECTS.
To validate their internship, students submit a written report and defend their results in front of a jury.

Beginning of the academic year

The academic year began on Monday, September 5th, 2022.

Students who join in M1 should enroll in a refresher course on mathematics and programming (Mathematics and programming training), held on August 29th-September 2nd, 2022.