M2 Arctic Studies, Master | Paris-Saclay University | Paris, France
12 months
243 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The objective of the M2 Arctic Studies master at Paris-Saclay University is twofold: to help future decision-makers and facilitators working in the Arctic or in relation to the Arctic to develop integrated analysis tools thanks to a thorough knowledge of the fragile balance between ecosystems and the human ecology of the Arctic.


The M2 Arctic Studies program at Paris-Saclay University will allow the student to develop the following areas of expertise:

  • piloting a project using specific tools and management techniques
  • management of organizational change based on a multidisciplinary approach
  • the autonomous conduct of a project or investigation in the Arctic
  • reflect and respect the social, technical and technological aspects
  • the mediation of environmental knowledge, intercultural aspects, access to knowledge and its dissemination
  • economic and environmental assessment
  • the expertise of the economic, sectoral and multidisciplinary issues of the Arctic
  • evaluation of innovation, production and knowledge acquisition systems
  • identification and selection of opportunities: economic intelligence
  • the assessment of technological, financial, commercial and organizational risks
  • the management of research teams and international cooperation projects

Career prospects

The M2 Arctic Studies program trains Arctic researchers in the disciplines of science (environmental sciences and climatology in particular) and SHS (anthropology, cultural studies, international relations, sustainable development, etc.), experts and scientists.

Arctic decision-makers able to steer the process of expertise, facilitation and governance, using a method of eco-efficiency and integrated global performance (environmental, economic and social), identifying and to remove barriers to environmentally and ecologically sound development in an Arctic context.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Risk Management
  • Physical Sciences of the Earth
  • Governance and Sustainability
  • Environmental Science for the Arctic
  • Arctic Climate and Meteorology
  • Arctic Travel Literature
  • Arctic Societies
  • Arctic Geopolitics
  • Arctic Anthropology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period:

  • From 15/01/2022 to 30/09/2022






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

  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Motivation letter.
  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.
  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).
  • Choice sheet of M2 (obligatory for the candidates registered in M1 at the University Paris-Saclay).
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 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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