Bachelor degree Frontiers of Life Sciences
Language(s) of instruction: English (only in 2nd and 3rd year of the program)
Length of study: 3 years, full time
Course Location: Interdisciplinary Research Center (CRI), Paris, France
Degrees awarded: Licence Frontière du Vivant – Frontiers of Life Sciences Bachelor
Students who apply for the 2nd year must have completed one year of undergraduate studies or equivalent. Students who apply directly to the 3rd year of the program under the condition they successfully completed 2 years of undergraduate studies or equivalent. The 3rd year is open to students from all over the world, exchange students from partner institutions are also welcome to join the program.
Language pre-requisites: B2 level in English is required (ideally C1)
L2 /Year 2 – The courses are interdisciplinary, combining the acquisitions of the different scientific subjects in the first year including biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer sciences, especially during the numerous projects. Students also have the opportunity to complete a 4 to 8 week internship.
L3 /Year 3 – The 3rd year offers one semester of interdisciplinary courses and projects with a strong focus on Quantitative Biology, followed by one semester of Life Sciences for SDGs project. They will work as apprentice researchers in a team to design a sustainable and eco-compatible solution which will take the form of an interdisciplinary research project.
Skills and competencies developed
The Frontiers of Life Sciences Bachelor has a unique interdisciplinary program, in order to provide students with a solid scientific background and the ability to mobilize various concepts and techniques to provide innovative solutions to problems related to life sciences.
This degree has chosen an active pedagogy, such as project-based learning (learning by doing) or experimentation in the field (internships, clubs, associations), because it also aims to make students the driving force behind their learning.
This two-level training, theoretical and practical, aims to give students a taste for reflection and innovation, to train them to interact, communicate and work in teams, but above all to give them a great deal of autonomy in their ability to learn and adapt, a guarantee of success in their future studies and/or professional integration.
The Frontiers of Life Sciences Bachelor aims to provide theoretical and experimental skills, both disciplinary and cross-disciplinary.