M2 Optimization, Master | Paris-Saclay University | Paris, France
12 months
243 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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Optimization is at the confluence of mathematics, computer science and economics, and its importance is growing both in academia and in industry. The M2 Optimization master program deals with all components of mathematical optimization understood in the broadest sense, with a particular focus on those specific to Paris-Saclay University.


M2 Optimization at Paris-Saclay University focuses on optimal control (discrete and continuous time, deterministic and stochastic), game theory (theory, modeling in economics and networks), calculus of variations (and more generally optimization in analysis and PDE), stochastic optimization and stochastic methods for optimization, operation research. A significant part of the courses are shared with other programs and specialties in mathematics, computer science and economics.

The programme aims to prepare graduates to deal with the matters that arise in the applied sciences surrounding optimisation, optimal control and game theory: the mathematical modeling of a problem in terms of minimisation, maximisation or equilibrium, its mathematical analysis (existence, uniqueness, etc.), algorithmic approaches to determine such a problem or tackle it, and the effective implementation of those methods.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and mathematically model a problem in order to resolve it.

  • Clearly explain a theory and mathematical results.

  • Be proficient in the use of digital tools and major programming languages.

  • Analyse a research paper with a view to summarising it and using it.

  • Analyse data and implement digital simulations.

  • Understand and proficiently use high-level mathematical tools and methods.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Theory
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Zero-Sum Dynamic Games
  • Optimization and Statistics
  • Geometric Control Theory
  • Mathematical Programming

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

  • M1-level in mathematics or applied mathematics.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Motivation letter.
  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.
  • 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).
  • Supporting documents (TOEFL, TOEIC, certificate of a teacher ...) of a level of a foreign language.
  • 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
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    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

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