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Microbiology and Physicochemistry for food and wine processes: MP²

New offer in the process of being accredited - Training model subject to change


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 March 15 to May 15, 2024 for all international students. The same dates apply for French students or international students holding of a French Bachelor’s degree.

Extended deadline to apply: May 29, 2024

e-Candidat tutoriel FR / e-Candidat tutorial english

  • Identity photo
  • Passport or identity card
  • Copy of the highest diploma obtained with the diploma supplement
  • For a degree in progress: photocopy of the year's transcripts and certificate of transcripts and certificate of completion (to be sent as soon as possible).
  • Photocopy of the transcripts of the 3 years of Bachelor and 1st year of Master
  • Cover letter in English including your expectation from this master degree
  • Curriculum Vitae detailed in English, including information on work placement
  • MP² Supplementary Form
  • Copy of English certificate (if applicable)
  • Letter of recommendation (2 max) (in connection with the requested training)
  • Any document you wish to bring to our attention

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
  • Duolinguo English Test: 110-125 minimum
  • EF SET 50 MIN (15 min not allowed) - LEVEL B2

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.