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Master Year 2 Foundations of Computer Science

Master Year 2 Foundations of Computer Science
Year

Master Year 2

Program

Foundations of Computer Science

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Research

Université de Paris Campus, Paris 13e

in Paris, Bâtiment Sophie Germain

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Benefit from intensive exposure to contemporary research in computer science

Asset n°2

Prepare to pursue a PhD at Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Asset n°3

Build a successful career in academia or industry R&D

This 2-year Master’s program corresponds to the Parisian Master of Research in Computer Science (MPRI). The MPRI is a research-oriented Master’s program in computer science run jointly by the following institutions: University Paris Diderot (coordinator), ENS Ulm, ENS Paris-Saclay, Ecole Polytechnique, and Telecom Paris.

The program aims to train future scientists by plunging them into contemporary research in computer science. Most MPRI graduates pursue a PhD, while others directly embark on a career in industry.

Objectives

This two-year program enables students to:

  • Acquire core knowledge in the fundamentals of computer science, as well as specialized training to introduce research work
  • Gain practical experience through research internships
  • Shape their own program by customizing their two-year curriculum and choosing the type and number of internships

Students who successfully complete the two-year program will be equipped to:

  • Pursue a PhD leading to a career in academia: a teaching-research position at a university or a full-time research position at a research institution
  • Build a career in their field of expertise in the private sector e.g. R&D department

Courses and exams

The first half of the curriculum, starting in september, consists of a selection of courses for a minimum of 30 ECTS to be chosen among M2 MPRI courses, possibly blended with a few external courses. The session is divided into two 10 week period with final exams in late november and late february.

Detailed rules and a yearly updated list of the more than 30 different offered courses is available on the  pedagogical web pages of the master.

Internship

The second period, starting early march, consists in a 4.5 to 6 month research internship worth 30 ETCS. The intership must be conducted in a research or R&D lab and lead to a research report and a defense that takes place early september. Numerous examples of internship offers from previous years can be viewed on the pedagogical web pages of the master.

 

 

The internship can be performed in any university or R&D lab, provided the internship project is validated by the master study board.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of a Master in computer science or related field at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Gilles Schaeffer

Program office

Catherine Bensoussan

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

This 2-year Master’s program corresponds to the Parisian Master of Research in Computer Science (MPRI). The MPRI is a research-oriented Master’s program in computer science run jointly by the following institutions: University Paris Diderot (coordinator), ENS Ulm, ENS Paris-Saclay, Ecole Polytechnique, and Telecom Paris.

The program aims to train future scientists by plunging them into contemporary research in computer science. Most MPRI graduates pursue a PhD, while others directly embark on a career in industry.

Objectives

This two-year program enables students to:

  • Acquire core knowledge in the fundamentals of computer science, as well as specialized training to introduce research work
  • Gain practical experience through research internships
  • Shape their own program by customizing their two-year curriculum and choosing the type and number of internships

Students who successfully complete the two-year program will be equipped to:

  • Pursue a PhD leading to a career in academia: a teaching-research position at a university or a full-time research position at a research institution
  • Build a career in their field of expertise in the private sector e.g. R&D department

Courses and exams

The first half of the curriculum, starting in september, consists of a selection of courses for a minimum of 30 ECTS to be chosen among M2 MPRI courses, possibly blended with a few external courses. The session is divided into two 10 week period with final exams in late november and late february.

Detailed rules and a yearly updated list of the more than 30 different offered courses is available on the  pedagogical web pages of the master.

Internship

The second period, starting early march, consists in a 4.5 to 6 month research internship worth 30 ETCS. The intership must be conducted in a research or R&D lab and lead to a research report and a defense that takes place early september. Numerous examples of internship offers from previous years can be viewed on the pedagogical web pages of the master.

 

 

The internship can be performed in any university or R&D lab, provided the internship project is validated by the master study board.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of a Master in computer science or related field at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Gilles Schaeffer

Program office

Catherine Bensoussan

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr