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Two years full-time, September to September

2 in-company internships of 6 months (in France or abroad) followed by a written report and oral defence

Teaching language: English (100%)

Credit value

ECTS 120 - 12 teaching modules


Course leaders

Pr. Paul HOFMAN, Program Director
Pr. Marius ILIE, Deputy Director
Dr. Nicole ARRIGHI, Deputy Director

Teaching modules

First year (M1 core courses)

TM1. Human Health – Agro-environment / Santé Humaine – Agro-environnement

TM2. Quality in Biobanking / Qualité dans les Biobanques

TM3. Ethics, legislation & social issues / Bioéthique, législation et questions sociétales

TM4. Hygiene and Security / Hygiène et Sécurité

TM5. Management and Project Management / Management et Gestion de Projet

 TM6. Technical Unit at the Biobank Côte d’Azur / Unité technique au sein Biobanque Cote d'Azur

Second year (M2 core courses)

TM1. Economic model in biobanking / Modèle économique dans les Biobanques

TM2. Complex data management / Gestion des données complexes

TM3. International networks / Réseaux internationaux

TM4. Professional Integration / intégration au monde professionnel

TM5. Communication & Marketing in english + TOEIC / Communication et marketing en anglais +TOEIC

TM6. Manage your future career / Gérer sa carrière


Hands-On Seminars (students oral session, SOS)
Students will dedicate themselves to group-based studies. They will be asked to defend their analysis of a concrete, current issue raised by a biobank. The group recommendations will be presented in front of faculty members.
Internship market workshops
Internship market workshops aim to better prepare students for their internship search and cover topics like CV presentation, assessment centers and handling interviews.
Master's Thesis
Students must write a master's thesis to graduate from this program. It represents an important component of the Master’s learning experience.
The objective of the thesis is to explore cutting-edge research implementation in daily practice within a highly competitive biobanking environment. Student has to present his internship report during an oral defense of 20 minutes in English.


Students of MSc Biobanks and Complex Data Management are located at Hôpital Pasteur, in the heart of the biobanking laboratory.

Address is : 30 Voie Romaine, Nice