Physics of Plasmas and Fusion, Master | Institut Polytechnique de Paris | Palaiseau, France
24 months
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3770 EUR/year
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About

The Physics of Plasmas and Fusion Master's program trains high-level scientists and engineers capable of investing in research on plasmas, whether natural or artificial, cold or hot, diluted or dense. The Master's degree, generalist in the field of plasma physics, offers a vast choice among many themes and numerous very Large Facilities and Instruments are involved.

Overview

The Physics of Plasma and Fusion Master's degree, generalist in the field of plasma physics, offers a vast choice among many themes, thus allowing students to build step by step and in full knowledge of the facts their professional project (PhD thesis or research and development in the field of industry).

The teaching covers the physics of natural plasmas, process plasmas (including industrial plasmas), thermonuclear plasmas and plasmas resulting from laser-matter interaction. These are at the center of many applications such as satellite propulsion and navigation, space instrumentation and communications, atmospheric re-entry, materials engineering, environmental protection (treatment of gaseous and liquid effluents, reduction of CO2 emissions), bio-medicine and the development of therapeutic devices, agriculture and agronomy, microelectronics, acceleration of charged particles and new plasma gas pedals, radiation and energy sources, lasers, techniques for heating and confining plasmas, particularly in the context of thermonuclear magnetic or inertial fusion.

Numerous very Large Facilities and Instruments are involved such as the ITER Tokamak in Cadarache, the Laser MegaJoule (LMJ) in Bordeaux, the Apollon and Petal Lasers, and international space missions such as Solar Orbiter, Parker Solar Probe and MMS (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission).

The courses are approached in a theoretical and fundamental way, but also from the point of view of experimentation, numerical simulation and modeling. They allow students to acquire expertise in different multidisciplinary fields (plasma/health, plasma/environment, plasma/energy, plasma/space, etc.), but also to be introduced to the most current innovative technologies.

Carreers

  • The majority of the students of the Master 2 Physics of Plasmas and Fusion (about 90%) continue their curriculum by doing a PhD thesis. However, it is possible to be recruited in a large research and development company at the end of the Master's program.
  • Graduates can aspire to careers as researchers, teacher-researchers or engineers in fundamental or applied research in university laboratories, engineering schools, major public bodies such as CNRS, CEA, ONERA, CNES or companies with a strong R&D component (Alcatel, Air Liquide, Thalès, EDF, IBM, PSA, Renault, Saint-Gobain, EADS, Safran, Snecma....).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics of space and astrophysical plasmas

  • Cold process plasmas (including industrial plasmas)

  • Thermonuclear magnetic and inertial fusion plasmas

  • Laser-plasma interaction and its various applications

  • Work on theoretical approaches, numerical simulation and experimentation in national and international laboratories as well as with Large Instruments such as Tokamaks ITER and WEST, Mégajoule, Apollon, Petal, Laser X, pulsed machines, or large space missions such as Solar Orbiter, Parker Solar Probe, MMS…
  • Specialized courses through the national framework of the Federation "Training in Fusion and Hot Plasma Sciences" and carry out projects and practical work on the above-mentioned major projects and international instruments.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French

Credits

120 ECTS

Master1: 60 ECTS

Master2: 60 ECTS

Delivered

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:

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in physics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • An excellent academic record in fundamental physics and mathematics
  • English is mandatory
  • Notions of French are highly desirable.

Year 2:

  • Completion of a first year of Master's in Physics and/or its applications at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad.
  • French
  • English

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

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Funding

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