M2 Fundamental Concepts of Physics, Master | Paris-Saclay University | Paris, France
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M2 Fundamental Concepts of Physics

12 months
243 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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The M2 Fundamental Concepts of Physics master at Paris-Saclay University is organized around four different programs: Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Matter and biological physics, Quantum Physics and Theoretical Physics.


The first semester of this M2 Fundamental Concepts of Physics program at Paris-Saclay University is dedicated to courses. Each student enrolls in a program in which he/she follows compulsory and optional courses. In exceptional cases, the student can include in his/her program one optional course from another area of study, in agreement with his/her head of studies.

In second semester, four optional courses will be chosen from any program. These optional courses must be approved by the head of the studies. Students are expected to complete an internship relevant to their course of study, April to June, in France or abroad.

The vast majority of graduates go on to doctoral studies, and some enter employment at Master's level (Bac+5)

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the fundamental physics of a field of research.

  • Know how to write a scientific report.

  • Work as part of a research laboratory.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Statistical Physics
  • Atoms and Photons
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Computational and Data-Driven Physics
  • General Relativity
  • Condensed Matter Theory
  • Light-Matter interaction in Quantum Nanostructures
  • Electronic Structure Theory
  • Physics of Fluids and Non Linear Physics
  • History of a Dark Universe
  • Waves in Disordered Media and Localization Phenomena

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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

  • Excellent broad-based foundation in physics. Good command of mathematical tools.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.
  • Selection sheet completed (to download on the training website).
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Motivation letter.
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).
  • Choice sheet of M2 (obligatory for the candidates registered in M1 at the University Paris-Saclay).

    (Choosing your program between theoretical physics, quantum physics, condensed-matter physics and soft matter and biological physics is mandatory.)

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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