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Master in Medical Humanities

An interdisciplinary training, the master's degree prepares students for careers as researchers or professionals in health and humanities issues.

How to access?

This master's degree is available for both initial and continuing education.

Direct input to master 2 is possible, only for :

  • doctors, dental surgeons
  • students in medicine or dental surgery, having obtained an equivalence of master 1 (24 ECTS and validation of the second cycle of health studies).

See the conditions for admission to the master's programme and the university registration procedure.


The training deals with the links between biological anthropology, forensic and bioarchaeology, medicine and ethics. It aims to acquire the knowledge, methods and techniques that make it possible to respond to new health issues.

Prospects and outlets

Validation of the master's degree allows students to continue their doctoral thesis in France or abroad.

The master's degree also offers many professional opportunities (research and development, scientific mediation and ethics, health watch institutes, hospital and medico-social structures, cultural and heritage professions, archaeological excavations, etc.).


  • Evolutionary anthropology: bones, genes, crops
  • Forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology
  • Addictology: from the cell to human behaviour
  • Ethical, deontological and anthropological approaches to health

Students have the possibility to share the four standard courses by selecting optional UEs.

See more information on the courses of the master in medical humanities.

MASTER humanités médicales - Parcours : approches éthiques, déontologiques, anthropologiques de la santé / Guide des études 2024-2025

Training organization

See the model of the master medical humanities:

  • first year: common core courses
  • second year: specific teaching according to the courses.

Several internships are carried out in public or private structures.

See the teachings of the master in medical humanities.

Tuition costs

Rates per year of study :

The master is available for continuing education: 4 058€


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