PLANT-Int teaching program

GFP ectopic expression in a Arabidopsis flowerDuring the 1st year, students follow compulsory courses that form a common foundation in plant sciences, as well as a number of elective courses. They are also required to work on an experimental project which they carry out during a 3-week practical session. These courses take place in Grenoble during the 1st semester and then in Milan. Finally, students have the opportunity to undertake a first internship.
The second year continues on an à la carte basis, including a choice of courses, a second part-time internship and finally the 6-month Master's thesis internship. Depending on the students' personal plans, this second year can be spent in Grenoble and/or Milan, or in other locations by following distance learning courses.

M1 - Semester 1 at UGA

Septembre to Octobre
Compulsory courses:
  • Evolutionary Biology of Plants, 6 ECTS
  • Introduction to Plant development and signal transduction, 6 ECTS
  • Strategies in Experimental Biology, 12 ECTS
Choice of course:
  • Entrepreneurship in sciences, 3 ECTS, or
  • Communication tools, 3 ECTS
Choice of course:
  • Scientific English, 3 ECTS, or
  • French language, 3 ECTS, or
  • Italian language, 3 ECTS

M1 - Internship

6-7 week internship between the two semesters (in January-February) in Grenoble, Milan or elsewhere.

M1 - Semester 2 at UniMi

March to June
Compulsory courses:
  • Plant development , 6 ECTS
  • Signal transduction, 6 ECTS
The students also have to choose 3 courses among the following list:
  • Plant ecology, 6 ECTS
  • Advanced plant cell Biotechnology, 6 ECTS
  • Molecular plant breeding and Genetics, 6 ECTS
  • Biochemistry and Environmental Physiology of Plants, 6 ECTS

M2 - Semester 3

  • Internship: 3 months, part-time, between September and December, 12 ECTS
  • 3 courses (18 ECTS) to be chosen from a vast list proposed by UGA and UniMi

M2 - Semester 4

  • Master thesis internship: 6months from January to July (24 ECTS)
  • 1 course (6 ECTS) to choose, included in semester 4, but taken in advance during semester 2 or 3
Published on  June 28, 2023
Updated on June 28, 2023