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Microbiology and Physicochemistry for food and wine processes: MP²

Opening date of e-candidate for the candidacy campaign of the year 2022-2023 February 28, 2022

Presentation

MP² is a 2 year, course-based, full-time international research Master's Degree focused on Microbiology and physico-chemistry applied to food and wine processes. This master aims at training future researchers and managers of the food and wine science and industry.

You will have a strong international mobility. One semester will be out of France in the first year and another one is possible during the second year. The modules are indicative of those offered in this program. This is based on the current organization and may change year to year in response to new needs in the food industry.

Application process

The application procedure will run from February 28th 2022 to May 15th 2022 for all international students. The same dates apply for French students or international students holding of a French Bachelor’s degree.

Applications portal : https://ecandidat.u-bourgogne.fr/ecandidat/#!accueilView

Applications guidelines: https://www.ubfc.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/eCandidat_uB_EN.pdf

More information about the procedure: https://www.ubfc.fr/en/come-to-ubfc/application-procedures/

Selection criterion

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (180 ECTS) in biology, food science, chemistry, physical chemistry or engineering science. Those having completed a Master’s Degree or equivalent (240 ECTS) related to biology, chemistry or physical chemistry can apply directly to the 2nd year.

Candidates for whom English is not their mother tongue or who haven’t done their studies in English will have to give a certificate to attest of their English level. The following tests will be accepted as a certification of the required English level :

  • CECRL : level B2 minimum
  • TOEFL : 87 points minimum
  • TOEIC : 785 points minimum
  • BULATS : 60 points minimum
  • First Certificate English of Cambridge
  • Bright Language Test : level 3 minimum
  • IELTS :  6

Such a document is not necessary for candidates for whom English is their mother tongue, or who have validated a minimum of one semester in English during their Bachelor of Science. However, in both cases, the candidates must absolutely mention it in their application file.

Once the application file is considered as “complete”, several criteria will be taken into account for the selection :
  • the university level (grades)
  • a strong interest for the sector adds value to your file. This interest can be shown by an experience in this field (internship, project, and experiences) and/or explained in the cover letter. This will be even more important if you are planning to take your studies back or change your field of study.
  • the professional project

Job openings

This Master’s Degree aims at providing students with job-relevant competencies and skills for a career as research project leader in academic laboratories, research institutes or R&D departments of international companies. The expertise will be in the field of microbiology and microbiological processes, chemistry and physical chemistry applied to food and wine science. Students will be encouraged to perform a PhD after this master degree.