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Bachelor of Life Sciences


Skills in the Discipline

  • be capable of setting up an experimental strategy in response to a biological problem
  • know how to use and adapt analytical and data treatment tools in different fields of biology
  • be capable of using the biology’s study tools, including bioinformatics and statistics tools


General Skills

know how to:

  • read and comment on scientific texts in English
  • research and collect information and verify it
  • conduct bibliographic research in relation to a scientific theme
  • define a scientific study and present it in written form and verbally
  • transmit scientific knowledge
  • work as a team

Career opportunities

Further studies

- Vocational bachelor's, in particular Sorbonne Université's in the biotechnical sector: LPC coder, biohygienics, LiQual, food safety bachelor and a bachelor's in water resources and  quality in the environment.

- Entry into third year upon competitive exam or applications to engineering
schools, veterinary schools, business schools, the Écoles normales supérieures (ENS).

– Competitive exams for civil service positions (categories A and B).

– After the third validated year, further education with a science and technology master’s degree in molecular and cellular biology, physiology and integrative
biology, sciences of the universe, environment, ecology.

– Competitive exams for recruitment as primary-school teachers, certified teachers and teachers who have passed the agrégation* exam.

Career Prospects

This major leads to technician and technical management jobs in the food industry, health and pharmaceuticals, environmental protection, chemistry, cosmetology, perfume, biotechnology occupations (production, packaging, testing, quality, marketing). It can lead to teaching, jobs as police technicians or engineers, and occupations in technology forecasting and scientific and technical information.

* A state competitive examination for various positions within the public education system


Course organization is detailed on the bachelor’s degree website:


Students who have validated a BGPC programme (Biology, Geology, Physics, Chemistry) in the integration cycle of Sorbonne Université have full right to enter at L2. According to the particular details involved, entry into L2 can be offered to students who have partially validated their L1. After an interview with the studies department for L2, a learning contract is offered to these students.

- Students coming from the first cycle of medical studies, the first year of preparatory classes for the grandes écoles or those holding a BTS or DUT can enter into the second year of the degree after their application has been examined.

- Students coming from the second year of preparatory classes for the grandes écoles can enter the third year of the degree after their application has been examined.

- Entry is also possible at L2 or L3 on the basis of validated studies, professional
experience or professional skills.

- Adjusted teaching timetables are possible for working students who can prove that they are working full- or parttime, those seeking employment, employees in continued education, students doing a double curriculum and disabled and special-needs students.

- Those with DAEU (Diploma for entry into university studies).


Enrolment applications take place from mid-April. Teaching enrolments are managed by the university faculty.

Contact Informations

Contact Informations
VERGÉ Daniel

Administrative Manager

Tour 53-43, 1er étage, porte 122 - 4 place Jussieu 75005 Paris

Phone. 01 44 27 38 92 / 01 44 27 20 05

Michelle MICHEL ; Kelly THOMIS

Learn more

picto-flecheMention's site : http://www.licence.sdv.upmc.fr


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