This 60-credit Master’s degree is designed to train “generalist” biologists who are able to grasp the basic scientific principles of the functioning of living organisms. University course in Laboratory Animal Science” is included in this Master’s programme. This Master’s degree does not grant access to a PhD programme, but can be completed by the AESS teacher training course (30 additional credits) to be able to teach in secondary schools.
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Program and structure
The knowledge to be acquired lies at two levels of complexity of the living world: “biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology” on the one hand, and “biology of organisms and ecology” on the other. The programme consists mainly of activities taken from the first year of the 120-credit Master’s programme.
The programme description defines the expected learning outcomes at the end of the cycle (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.). The programme description defines the expected learning outcomes, i.e. what the student should know, understand and be able to achieve at the end of a learning activity, a teaching unit or a study cycle (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.). Learning outcomes are defined in terms of knowledge, expertise and soft skills.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Apply their highly specialised and integrated knowledge in the field of biology, complementing those acquired at Bachelor's level
- Use their acquired professional skills according to the objectives of the degree programme
- Carry out major research and development work related to biological sciences
- Master communication techniques
- Develop and implement a high degree of autonomy
- Apply scientific methodology
- Carry out animal testing.
For more information, consult the programme description for this study cycle below (in French).
The general biologist must be highly versatile and may work in very different sectors:
- In research institutes or private laboratories
- In expertise and resource management
- In the private or public sector
- In secondary education (AESS)
- In communication.