INTHERAPI Graduate School - COMUE Université Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

INTHERAPI Graduate School

Join INTHERAPI Graduate School’s program in Individualized and comprehensive care

> Innovative Therapies, Pharmaco-imaging and multimodal Imaging

INTHERAPI Graduate School offers a research training degree at the master’s and doctorate level. The program is supported by laboratories and the University of Bourgogne‑Franche‑Comté scientific department of “Individualized and comprehensive care.”

INTHERAPI Graduate School offers 7 master’s programs covering three research areas, ranging from basic science to applied science:

  • Vectorization of bioactive substances
  • Pharmaco-imaging and multimodal imaging
  • Targeted therapies in the area inflammation / Cancer Immunotherapy

Boosting this collaboration are five other laboratories and teams integrated within INTHERAPI: CSGA, ICB, LIIC, PEPITE and UTINAM as well as the technical investigation centers of Besançon and Dijon.

It encompasses 3 doctoral schools.

Who is this degree for?

Students who have obtained a licence/bachelor’s equivalent to 180 ECTS (European Credits Transfer Scale) (high school diploma + 3 or 4 years of university studies).

Formal education or continuing education.


INTHERAPI offers 7 Science Research Master’s degree programs to students and promotes:

– Open-mindedness for scientific and/or technological innovation through the access to the latest scientific knowledge and to the international scene thanks to our partners;

– Interdisciplinarity to face societal issues and to lead cross-disciplinary and future-oriented projects in the socio-economic world;

– A solid theoretical and experimental training, thanks to immersion in world-class university research groups, access to several technological platforms and links with socio-economic partners.

What do you learn ? 

Cancer immunotherapy, targeted therapies in inflammation, bioactive substances vectorization, pharmaco-imaging and multimodal imaging for personalized care, targeted therapies, innovation for smart specialization.


To enter the professional world while pursuing a doctorate


Training of 2 years over 4 semesters (academic year from September to August).


Agro Institute of Dijon, ENSMM (city of Besançon), University of Bourgogne (city of Dijon), University of Franche‑Comté (city of Besançon), UTBM (city of Belfort)


Through 120 ECTS (60 ECTS during M1 + 60 ECTS during M2). Courses in English.

Year 1: 60 ECTS — 30 ECTS: science common core + 6 ECTS: research project 1 day/week + 12 ECTS: interdisciplinary courses + 12 ECTS: soft skills (foreign languages, digital/transversal/ entrepreneurial skills).

Year 2: 60 ECTS — 30 ECTS: advanced research internship (full time in an R&D company or in a laboratory — international exchange) + 24 ECTS: specialization + 6 ECTS: soft skills

Vectorization of bioactive substances

  • 1 master: Drug science — innovative drugs

Pharmaco-imaging and multimodal imaging

  • 3 masters:
    • Image and signal processing — specialization Computer Vision — Computer Vision for Robotics (VIBOT) or
    • Medical Imaging for Applications (MaIA — Erasmus Mundus)
    • Molecular science: specialization Transition Metals in Molecular Chemistry (T2MC)

Targeted therapies in the area inflammation / Cancer Immunotherapy

  • 2 masters:
    • Biology health — cell and molecular signaling (SCM)
    • Health — host versus graft relation (RHG)

Nutrition and metabolism

  • 1 master : Nutrition and food science (M1)— health and Nutrition (M2)

The seven research laboratories bring together 172 researchers.

  • Institute of Molecular Chemistry | ICMUB: Molecular chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organometallics, Catalysis
  • ImVIA: Imaging, Vision, Robotics, Sensors, Artificial Intelligence
  • CGSA: Physico-chemical, molecular, cellular, behavioral and psychological mechanisms underlying sensory perception of food
  • Host‑graft‑tumor interactions and cell and genic engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Laboratory Carnot de Bourgogne | ICB: Photonics/Nano-optics, Quantum control and interactions, Materials, Nanosciences, Mechanical design…
  • UTINAM Institute: Physics and chemistry of materials and surfaces, Spectroscopy and astrophysics, planetology, atmospheres, Nanoparticles and membranes
  • Cancer, Nutrition, Lipid Biology and Cardiometabolic Risk

Individualized educational support:

  • A mentor accompanies and advises you throughout your studies

Implementation on high‑tech platforms:

  • Internships and research projects with scientific companies and laboratories
  • Access to research platforms

An international research environment and many opportunities for research abroad:

  • Grants for International internships, Joint-master, joint-doctorate, Erasmus+, Seminars, international workshops