M2 Nuclei, Particles, Astroparticles and Cosmology, Master | Paris-Saclay University | Paris, France
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M2 Nuclei, Particles, Astroparticles and Cosmology

12 months
243 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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The M2 Nuclei, Particles, Astroparticles and Cosmology at Paris-Saclay University is intended for students training towards research in nuclear physics, particle physics, astroparticles and cosmology. It  is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge in the world of the infinitely large and the infinitely small.


The M2 Nuclei, Particles, Astroparticles and Cosmology at Paris-Saclay University trains the future researchers of tomorrow. One of NPAC main assets is its strong link with research. All the teachers are leading-edge researchers in their domain. The students work in laboratories, during their internships and also when studying a selected researchers' work, particularly in instrumentation. Indeed, these areas of research require increasingly powerful and sophisticated instruments, their performances determining the advances of the discipline.

The Master 2 NPAC program thus includes lectures in both the detector physics and the accelerator physics fields. This training is recognized for its academic quality by the research laboratories in the Paris region, and all over France. NPAC students are also welcome in theoretical and astrophysics laboratories. After the NPAC 1-year training, about 90% of the students obtain a grant to begin a PhD thesis. Most of the hosting laboratories are in Paris area, but also elsewhere in France or abroad.

Learning outcomes

  • Use specialised knowledge of physics with the requisite scientific rigour.

  • Gather information on a scientific issue, based on the capacity identify relevant sources.

  • Use conceptual, methodological, numerical, technical and practical skills and knowledge to model and solve problems in physics or related subjects.

  • Carry out a physics project in an autonomous manner and produce a critical analysis of the results.

  • Adapt to a new environment, work as a team and collaborate to achieve common goals.

  • Communicate effectively in two languages including English, and in a manner adapted to the target audience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Experimental Project
  • Advanced Cosmology
  • Particle Physics
  • Cosmology and Astroparticles
  • General Relativity
  • Accelerator Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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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

  • Quantum Mechanics; Notions of Subatomic Physics; Classical Electrodynamics
  • Motivation letter.
  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).
  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.
  • 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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