International graduate program in life sciences at Ecole Normale Supérieur Paris

Applications are open to all candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Science and adequate background in Biology.

The goal of the program is to train young researchers in life sciences, who will master the essential concepts and latest technological developments in multiple disciplines. They will be trained to address key questions in contemporary biology by integrating different scales of analysis and using trans-disciplinary approaches.

Our master’s curriculum provides a broad range of practical and theoretical courses in a close partnership with the University Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC). It further takes advantage of the strong research community of the Institute of Biology of the ENS and other neighboring institutes (Collège de France, ESPCI, Institut Curie, Institut Pasteur).

Our students are further encouraged to take courses in related disciplines, offered by other ENS departments (Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Cognitive Sciences) and neighboring institutions. This training program includes several projects and laboratory internships. In particular, one semester-long internships take place in leading French laboratories, both during the first and the second year of the Master, and can be considered as a prelude to a PhD thesis.

Teaching and training at the Ecole Normale Supérieure is based on research and individual tutoring of students by researchers, in an environment of intellectual freedom.