Teaching and training

Are you fascinated by the diversity of living things? Curious about nature? Do you want to move heaven and earth to build the world of tomorrow? Whether you are a student, a doctoral student, a teacher or a professional, our multidisciplinary training programme is bound to interest you! It is at the heart of the missions of one of the most prestigious research establishments in the Paris region.

Cultivating the unique

Welcome to the only major natural history museum in the world to cover the triple mission of knowing and understanding biodiversity, contributing to responsible management and disseminating knowledge to the greatest number of people. Not forgetting the activity of conserving and presenting the collections to the public. Today, we are proud of the true originality of our teaching programmes, which are the result of tremendous synergies between research, the collections and the expertise of our institution. The Museum is the only museum to offer a master's degree and have a doctoral school. It is also unique in its geography, with thirteen sites: five in Paris or the Île-de-France region and eight in the regions. And above all stands our thematic field, which traverses disciplines ranging from natural sciences to human and social sciences.

Sharing science

Our offer is aimed at all profiles: from students to doctoral candidates, including professional qualifications, the general public and continuing education for teachers. Our degrees cover an extremely broad scientific spectrum! Our master's degree "Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution" and our Doctoral school "Sciences of Nature and Man", explore with our partner Sorbonne-University 4 fields of expertise:

  • describing and making inventories of natural entities and their historical interpretation;
  • understanding the intimate processes of living beings, their evolution and dynamics, from molecular or genomic scale to biotopic scale;
  • understanding the evolutionary and cultural history of Humans, past and current relations between societies, habitats and ecosystems;
  • transmitting scientific knowledge to all types of members of the public.

Opening up to the world

For more than fifteen years, we have been involved in the development of joint Erasmus Mundus Master’s, doctoral programmes and international co-supervision of theses. Not to mention the fifteen or so Erasmus agreements, some of which have been set up within the framework of extra-European cooperation, which encourage students to undertake mobility to and from the Museum. As an additional asset, we coordinate several teaching modules, summer schools and intensive programmes bringing together students from several countries.

Training for excellence

The success of our students, particularly in terms of identification and preparation of their personal integration project, calls upon the many international scientific, university and heritage networks of which the Museum is a member. And of which it has often been the instigator! Reciprocally, these networks contribute to its scientific influence and attractiveness. In fact, about a quarter of the students who join our institution each year come from abroad. We have everything we need to make our courses effective preparations for a high value-added qualification.

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