The MAN-IMAL Master's Degree
The MAN-IMAL Master’s "From Animal to Man:
Analysing and Managing Health and Food Risks" is a post-graduate degree programme.
It is an additional and complementary degree whose objective is to offer
students technical training, as well as to offer professionals advanced skills in public health issues.
Engineered by a pedagogical team of over 80 experts: research professors from a variety of disciplines (agronomy, medicine, veterinary studies, biology, pharmacy, law, economics), and numerous professionals from the same fields, the programme benefits from the support of each partner’s research units.
The curriculum strongly emphasises the pedagogical use of ICTE* allowing for maximum, individual progression within the programme and the learning processes. Due to the international focus of MAN-IMAL, all courses are taught in English and students, as well as professors, from all over the world are welcome.
As such, the programme offers a rich exchange amongst different cultures and an international perspective on public health topics.
In order to be eligible, all candidates must have completed at least one year of post-graduate studies (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits) in pharmaceutical or biological sciences, medical and or veterinary studies, food processing engineering or agriculture.
*Information and Communication Technology in Education.
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A Programme Bringing Together
How to access our programme
In order to be eligible for the MAN-IMAL Master's degree, candidates must have completed at least one year of postgraduate studies (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits) in:
- pharmaceutical or biological sciences
- medical studies
- veterinary studies
- food process engineering or agriculture
Applicants having only completed a Bachelor’s degree may be eligible under strict conditions. If an applicant has completed a total of 36 months of professional activity, whereby the necessary Master’s level skills have been acquired, he/she may be eligible for application to the Master’s*.
In order to be eligible, students must validate a minimum level in both French and English: B2 level for English (upper intermediate level) and A1/A2 level for French (beginner or elementary). Official certificates in both languages will be required during the application procedure.
Please note that all candidates with this profile will be studied on a case by case basis.
*Subject to a rigorous screening process.
The MAN-IMAL Master's tuition fee is 270 euros*.
The MAN-IMAL Master's tuition fee for candidates who have interrupted their studies for over two years is 6000 euros (4800 euros for unemployed candidates).
*Fee likely to evolve according to the index of the current year.
International students: Applying for your student visa
Content of the Master's Degree
The academic year is divided into two semesters:
The students will take courses in the five main teaching units:
- Health Organisation and Policies, Management and Communication
- Production Chains
- Biological and Chemical Risks
- Risk and Nutritional Contamination/Transfers
In addition, students will work on tutored projects in pluridisciplinary groups. Each group will be in contact with an organisation/enterprise to work on particular topics related to One Health themes.
The second semester is entirely focused on the student's internship in a professional environment. The student will have to write a thesis based on the internship. The results of his work will be exposed in a thesis defense in front of the internship tutor and the tutoring teachers. The internship must last 5 months. It may be completed abroad as well as in France.
For more details, please download the Master's program.
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All international students must ensure that all visa requirements are completed before arriving to France. We strongly suggest that you apply for your visa, if required, upon application to our programmes.
Citizens of certain countries are REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THEIR VISA via the CEF platform.
You live in a country where CEF procedures apply
CEF procedures apply to the following countries:
- You must therefore use the online CEF procedure at
The CEF mechanism offers prospective students the benefit of guidance and support at every step in the admission process (particularly the visa request), from application to enrollment. It even allows applicants to apply for their visa online and to track the progress of their electronic application.
Applicants open a personal account on the Web site of the Campus France office in their country of residence. From there they follow a paperless procedure that enables them to submit applications for admission and to dialog with the staff of the Campus France office in their country and with representatives of the institutions from which they hope to receive an offer of admission (whether under the DAP program or not).
PLEASE NOTE: The CEF application must be completed at the same time as the MAN-IMAL Master’s application.
You live in a country where CEF procedures do not apply
- You are not required to apply via the Campus France website.
- You must apply for your student visa with the French Embassy of your home country.
You are a national of the European Union (EU) or of the European Economic Area (EEA), Andorra or Switzerland
- For European students, there is no visa requirement nor complex procedures to follow!
Internships and Tutored projects
Work placement within a business/structure/laboratory whereby the student must carry out a project, conduct research, or resolve a problem by implementing a scientific approach.
Under the guidance of an Internship Supervisor, the student must:
- Formulate a problem or subject in a real context, position it within the context, and if possible, apply it to the different, appropriate levels (socio-economic, scientific, etc.).
- Define objectives, create and implement a working method.
- Exploit the obtained results so as to propose response elements and potential prospects. Implementing this project within the business/structure/laboratory will allow for the intern to discover the structure’s mode of operation and to execute associated, professional responsibilities.
Work Carried Out Will Be Subject To:
- A Master’s thesis, no longer than 60 pages, which will be submitted to the student’s internship Director at least 3 weeks before the oral presentation.
- An oral presentation before a jury in which the internship Supervisor may participate.
All work competed by the intern will be graded based upon a rating scale (work and behaviour during the internship, thesis and oral presentation quality). This grade represents 50% of the student’s overall evaluation necessary to obtain their degree. Validation of teaching experience or scientific publications is possible, with the approval of the contracting parties.
The applied tutor project is a pedagogical assignment (100 hours) whereby a pluridisciplinary group of 2 to 3 students work together on a specific problem, or question, relative to a MAN-IMAL theme that has been proposed by a company or organiation.
The students are required to contact and visit the partnering company, or organisation, in order to complete the applied tutor project. A maximum of 4 to 5 days are dedicated for the project at this stage. The remaining course work dedicated to this project will be completed at their educational institution over the course of their training.
The project allows for partners to benefit from the expertise of Research Professors combined with that of high level scientific students (medical, pharmaceutical, veterinary, engineering students completing their final year).
Work Carried Out Will Be Subject To:
- A written synopsis, no longer than 30 pages, intended for the company/structure which must be turned in to the tutorial team by mid-January for corrections and assessment.
- An oral presentation before the Master class, the project Supervisor and tutorial team. The presentation should last 30 minutes whereby the group will present the company’s activities, organisation and the methodology applied for the completion of the tutored project.
- Finally, the main results should be presented, while ensuring a maximum confidentiality.
All work completed by the group will be graded based upon a rating scale (the partner company/structure will evaluate the quality of work according to the defined expectations, while the pedagogical team will Assess the written and oral presentation).
Acceptance and direction of PhD students by MAN-IMAL’s team of Research-Professors has already started.
For applicants interested in completing their Doctoral research with a MAN-IMAL Professor, please contact the Director of the Research Unit associated with your PhD topic.