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Graduate Programme I³ - Immunology and Immuno-intervention - Master's degree

Diplôme national de master contrôlé par l'État


The goal of the Graduate Programme (GP) I³ is to provide Master and PHD students with high-level international training in Immunology. Read more

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General information

- Entry : September 2024 (Master 1 or Master 2)
- Duration : 1 or 2 years
- Place : Nantes
- Language : English and French
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Immunology Graduate Programme (GP) I³ opens for students with various backgrounds including Basic Sciences and Health. Immunology is a major field in Nantes, with regard to translational and immunointervention programmes.

This training programme benefits from the contribution of three internationally-established immunology research institutes (INCIT, CRCI2NA and CR2TI), as well as several biotechnology companies in Immunology based in Nantes. Moreover, it is ideally located at Nantes University Hospital which allows the interactions between clinicians and scientists towards high-level research-driven training programmes in Health.

GP I³ is supported by the laboratory of excellence LabEx IGO, as part of the government-funded initiative "Investissements d'Avenir". Students joining GP I³ will follow high-end training in Immunology, combining advanced concepts in basic immunology, immunopathology and innovative immunointervention strategies in the context of organ transplantation, cancer, immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and infections. At the same time, they will receive rigorous and as well as personalized training, according to their job-profile preferences, leading to the mastering of solid skills required to become outstanding scientists in Immunology.

Why joining the Graduate Programme Immunology and Immuno-Intervention?

Our Graduate Programmes rely on student trainings through basic and translational research.

GP I³ scientific areas:

  • Immunopathology of chronic inflammatory digestive, neurological, rheumatological and dermatological diseases
  • Immunopathology of organ and tissue transplantation
  • Immunopathology of cancer
  • Immunopathology of sepsis
  • Immunointervention strategies in oncology, transplantation, infectious diseases and chronic inflammation
  • Host interactions: microbiota in mucosal barriers
  • Gene manipulation of immune cells in the context of immunotherapies

International mobility:


Entry requirement

Academic requirement

The programme opens for students in the Sciences and Health field (Students/ interns in Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry). The candidates must:

  • Achieve a validated Bachelor's degree in Life Science
  • Have a professional project concordant with the scope of Graduate Programme I³
  • Have strong knowledge in immunology at the undergraduate level
  • Have a good undergraduate knowledge in the fields of cell biology and in molecular biology (prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes)

Language requirement:

Students must have the ability to write and communicate in English


Application procedure

Selection: examination of undergraduate records and interviews (possible)

Submission period
For students who do not live in France and do not have French nationality:
  • Countries that are part of the Campus France procedure, please note that the inscription will be opened from 1st October to 31st December of the year before the entry year. (Ex: Inscription period from 01/10/2021 to 31/01/2023 for the entry date on 01/09/2023). For more information please access to these links: or Nantes Université – CEF procedure
  • Countries that do not use the Campus France procedure (including EU countries), please follow our VAEE procedure.
For students who have French nationality or resident in France, please follow Candidature en Master


First year of Master

What's next?

Level of education obtained after completion


Competencies acquired

  • Conduct research and analysis of bibliographic and technological resources
  • Design a Biology-Health project in one's field of specialisation
  • Develop an experiment in Health Sciences
  • Analyse data collected in a fundamental, clinical or pharmacological research study
  • Promote results and scientific production

Career opportunities

Further studies

After graduating the 2-year Master's degree, opportunities to pursue the Graduate Programme I³, PhD programme will be offered.

Career opportunities after obtained a PhD degree
Mis à jour le 29 February 2024.