Mathematics of Randomness, Master | Institut Polytechnique de Paris | Palaiseau, France
24 months
3770 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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Mathematics of Randomness at Institut Polytechnique de Paris  is a top-level training program covering diverse fields relating to probability, statistics and machine learning. This master opens up exciting career opportunities in a variety of sectors through the wide range of courses. You will become familiar with research, choosing between writing a Master’s thesis and completing an internship.


Specialize in probability and statistics or statistics and machine learning with Mathematics of Randomness at Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

Largely devoted to fundamental knowledge and skills, the program also considers constraints due to applied considerations. On graduating, most students embark on an academic or industrial PhD, while others directly begin a career in industry.

Courses are split into two specializations: probability and statistics with a focus on mathematical research or statistics and machine learning oriented toward research and job opportunities in private companies. During the second semester, students will deliver a Master’s thesis based on the analysis of several research papers, under the supervision of a professor from the Master’s program. This thesis can be replaced by an internship in a firm or a research laboratory.

The first year is dedicated to the fundamentals in the main fields of either pure mathematics (algebra, geometrics; analysis...) or applied mathematics (modelling, optimization, control systems, statistics, scientific calculations) with a good balance between theory and practice. The first year course is taught in French.  An internship at a laboratory or company enables students to practice the therorical knowledge and expertise acquired throughout the year.

 Students interested early on by research are advised to apply for a PhD Track in this field (combined Master and PhD). It enables a personalized master program, early immersion in research labs and a progressive development of the thesis studies. 


This program equips students to complete a PhD or build a research or industry career in:

  • Various fields of application where randomness is analyzed, processed and summarized to make predictions and decisions
  • Sectors such as insurance, banking, pharmaceutical laboratories, energy, climate, transport, aeronautics, communication and signaling

Programme Structure

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  • Understand, master and use different modern mathematical tools for modelling randomness and analyzing and treating data
  • Perform predictions and take decisions

  • Internship or Master's thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS
  • Year 1: 60 ECTS
  • Year 2: 60 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Year 1

  • Bachelor degree in sciences

  • A good knowledge in pure mathematics or applied mathematics especially in analysis, algebra, probability or statistics and mastering a programming tool are required
  • French: B1 level

Year 2

  • Completion of the first year of Master in mathematics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France (engineering school) or abroad.
  • English B2 level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3770 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3770 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 24 months.


Living costs for Palaiseau

640 - 950 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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