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Courses and internship

Master 2 Imalis

 Beginning of the academic year
 Planning, Tracks, Courses 2023-2024
 Other courses at ENS-PSL
 Other courses at PSL and partner institutes

Beginning of the academic year

The academic year will begin on Monday, September 4th, 2023.

Planning, Tracks, Courses 2023-2024

Plannings will be available for each track soon below :

The first semester (30 ECTS) is mainly devoted to courses following one of the tracks. Sub-tracks are proposed for further specialization. Cross-sampling between tracks is still possible, provided faculty are in agreement.

In all cases, students will have to validate their study program with their track coordinator before the beginning of the year.

Other courses at ENS-PSL

Students can combine courses from the tracks with other selected courses from ENS-PSL.

2022-2023 Graduate Program in Life Sciences courses
 Advanced Biology Course in Virology - ABCV

2023-2024 Graduate Program in Life Sciences courses
 Advanced Biology Course in Immunology - ABCI
 Advanced Biology Course in Development and Cell Biology - ABCD
 Advanced Biology Course in Computational Neuroscience - ABC-CN
 Advanced Biology Course in Brain Neurovascular Interfaces - ABC-B

2023-2024 Qlife Winter schools
 Quantitative Seascape Ecology of Marine Plankton
 Learning and plasticity in neuronal networks

Other courses at PSL and partner institutes

See list of other PSL courses and partner institutes.


The second semester is spent completing a 5-month internship with an academic or industry research group, in France or exceptionally abroad.
According to the courses chosen by the student, it can start between the beginning of November and the beginning of February at the latest but it cannot be shorter than 20 weeks. This internship can be considered as a prelude to a PhD thesis.

Choice of the laboratory :
The host lab is chosen together with the teaching staff.
Enrolled students will have access to a list of proposed internships. This include internships from partner laboratories (PSL laboratories) and from other historical partners, i.e. Sorbonne Université, Université Paris Cité, or others high level French research institutions. If the chosen internship does not belong to our portfolio, it has to be validated by the teaching team.

Student recipient of the Qlife or the Memolife scholarship have to chose their internship laboratory among the Qlife or the Memolife laboratories, respectively.
 Memolife laboratories
 Qlife laboratories
Internship in other laboratories may eventually be arranged in agreement with the teaching staff.

Evaluation of the laboratory training :
To validate their internship, students submit a written report and defend their results in front of a jury at the end of June.