24 months
333 EUR/year
333 EUR/year
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This international Master's Degree Wave Physics and Acoustics programme at Le Mans Université is a two-year graduate program offered by the Institut d’Acoustique-Graduate School (IA-GS). This new program is devoted to international research training in Wave Physics with an emphasis on Acoustics. 

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The Wave Physics and Acoustics programme at  Le Mans Université  is dedicated for high level students with diverse educational backgrounds (including e.g. Bachelor Degrees in physics, mechanical/ electrical engineering, material science and acoustics), who wish to pursue an international career in academia or in leading companies. 

It is an international Master's program with an excellent scientific training, and a careful choice of state-of-the-art research lectures, in direct relation to the latest research findings of the international scientific community (e.g. topological acoustics, machine learning in acoustic emission, metamaterials…). 

Funded by IA-GS, this program offers excellence scholarships, international mobility grants, dedicated students’ spaces (Fablab, reconfigurable work place, openlab...).

Advanced lectures on waves by international invited experts will also be delivered in the curriculum (gravitational waves, X-ray micro-tomography, solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates, metamaterials…)


  • Prepare international students to research in advanced Wave Physics 
  • Offer high level lectures from international experts on a wide spectrum of topics in Wave Physics (e.g. gravitational waves, x-ray micro-tomography, nonlinear optics, …) 
  • Acquire most research skills as identified by e.g. Vitae Researcher Development Framework
  • Learning through research projects in the lab as part of a research team of LAUM 

Student Mentoring

To guarantee the proper integration of the students and monitor their progress, each of them will benefit from a unique and individual supervision by a CNRS research scientist or a faculty member, recognized in his/her discipline, who will monitor the progress of the student and guide him/her in the construction of a personalized curriculum according to his/her scientific objectives and interests.  

At the end of each semester, the student will present a progress report and discuss his/her project with his/her supervisor. The selection of the mentor will be based on the background and the research interests of each student, and will be validated by the Graduate School Steering Committee. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Physics of Waves
  • Maths and numerical methods for waves / Signal Processing
  • Physical Acoustics 
  • Introduction to research, tools and methods for research
  • Elastic waves, vibrations and introduction to nonlinear waves
  • Training to international research, projects, research internship and thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply to this international Master program, a bachelor Degree is mandatory, in the following fields: physics, mechanical/ electrical engineering, material science, acoustics.
  • A selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the students on the basis of the Bachelor results, matching of the profile  with the Master’s program and motivation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 333 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 333 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

For French and European student:

  • The registration fee, required to enrol in the program: €243 
  • The Student & Campus life contribution "CVEC": €90


Merit-based grant/scholarship: up to 10 excellence fellowships are awarded each year for the master students of this international master "Wave Physics & Acoustics". The fixed amount is 5000€ per year and per awarded student.

You can apply for a grant/scholarship awarded on the basis of social criteria. There is other assistance available: one-off financial assistance, merit assistance, specific assistance. Students can benefit from the following:

  • grant/scholarship based on social criteria
  • specific annual assistance (ASAA)
  • accommodation run by the CROUS  
  • The student rental payments guarantee (CLÉ)

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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