The International Centre for Fundamental Physics Master’s program offers students a wide range of advanced courses to complete their studies in fundamental physics.
The topics developed in the first year Physics Master correspond to the main lines of research in our laboratories in various fields including theoretical physics (high energy physics, condensed matter theory and theoretical plasma physics), mathematical physics, particle physics (theoretical and experimental) and astrophysics, experimental condensed matter physics, nanosciences, optics and plasma physics, atomic physics and the physics of cold atomic gases, the conception and use of major research equipment.
The first year of the Master’s program is divided into four majors:
Major : High Energy Physics
Major : Laser, Optics, Light-Matter Interactions
Major : Condensed Matter Physics
Major : Quantum Technologies
The Year 2 Master’s program allows students to customize their curriculum through the wide choice of courses: theoretical physics, quantum physics, condensed matter physics, macroscopic physics and complexity, as well as many optional courses.
This program prepares students for a PhD in fundamental physics, as well as applied research.
Students will benefit from the facilities and excellence of the Laboratories of Institut Polytechnique de Paris .
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.
Students graduating from this program will be equipped to:
- Pursue a PhD
- Following their PhD, access a prestigious academic career in a university or major research organization in France (CNRS, CEA, IN2P3) or abroad
- Embark on a career in applied research in industry
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- high-energy physics,
- statistical physics,
- quantum optics,
- solid-state physics,
- soft-matter physics,
- physical mechanics
- Research Projects in the laboratories of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.
- A research internship in one of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris laboratories or in an external institute (which could be in France or abroad).
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Year 1: 60 ECTS
- Year 2: 60 ECTS
DisciplinesPhysics Mathematics View 52 other Masters in Physics in France
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Completion of a Bachelor of Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
- English: B2 level
- Completion of the first year of a Master at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
- English: B2 level
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International3770 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3770 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA243 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 24 months.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.