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Master Year 1 Physics

Master Year 1 Physics

Program information will be updated when admission opens.

Year

Master Year 1

Program

Physics

ECTS Credits

60

Language

French or English depending on the major selected

Orientation

Research

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree obtained on completion of a second year of Master

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1

Gain solid experimental and theoretical scientific training in physics relating to current R&D challenges

Asset n°2

Acquire practical experience by completing a research internship

Asset n°3

Prepare for a PhD

Physics is a broad subject that ranges from pondering the origins of the universe to designing better electronic memory devices. The first-year Physics Master’s program is designed for students who want to obtain high-level training in experimental and theoretical physics, paving the way to enter a PhD program or build a career in industry.

The topics developed in this Physics Master correspond to the main lines of research in our laboratories, renowned for their excellence in various fields including theoretical physics (high energy physics, condensed matter theory and theoretical plasma physics), mathematical physics, particle physics (theoretical and experimental) and astrophysics, experimental condensed matter physics, nanosciences, optics and plasma physics, atomic physics and the physics of cold atomic gases, the conception and use of major research equipment.

The first year of the Master’s program is divided into five majors:

  • Particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology
    For students wishing to discover elementary blocks of matter and associated fundamental forces driving the evolution of our universe.
  • Particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology: International Track
    Same topics but for highly motivated students hoping to complete the second year with a Master in high-energy physics at ETH-Zürich These students will obtain two Master’s degrees from two prestigious universities.
  • Laser, Optics, Light-Matter Interactions
    For students interested in the interaction between light and matter, atomic optics and quantum optics.
  • Condensed Matter Physics
    For students interested in condensed matter physics, nanoscience, mesoscopic physics or soft matter with the opportunity to specialize in experimental condensed matter physics or condensed matter theory.
  • International Track à-la-carte
    For highly motivated, talented students looking to prepare a career in academia through an individualized interdisciplinary program with courses chosen from among the four other tracks.

Objectives

The first year of the Master’s program aims to:

  • Provide students with a high level of experimental and theoretical scientific training based on a broad spectrum of research topics in physics
  • Gain experience through immersion in research laboratories including a long research internship at the end of the academic year

Students who successfully complete the first year can enter one of the following second-year programs:

On graduation, students will be equipped to:

  • Further their education by entering a PhD program in fundamental or applied physics
  • Build a career in research or research & development in the higher education system or a public research institute
  • Work in the private sector e.g. research engineer in a company requiring high-level scientific knowledge or using methodology inspired by the scientific domains 
  • Teach in higher and secondary education

Course details will be available when admission opens.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Science in physics aligned with the prerequisites specified in the Master 1 Majors, in France or abroad.

Language prerequisites

Specified in each Master Year 1 major (French or 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

Tuition fees will be communicated when admission opens.

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Admission page

Coordinator

Luca Perfetti,

Program office

Nouria Gabelli,

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

Physics is a broad subject that ranges from pondering the origins of the universe to designing better electronic memory devices. The first-year Physics Master’s program is designed for students who want to obtain high-level training in experimental and theoretical physics, paving the way to enter a PhD program or build a career in industry.

The topics developed in this Physics Master correspond to the main lines of research in our laboratories, renowned for their excellence in various fields including theoretical physics (high energy physics, condensed matter theory and theoretical plasma physics), mathematical physics, particle physics (theoretical and experimental) and astrophysics, experimental condensed matter physics, nanosciences, optics and plasma physics, atomic physics and the physics of cold atomic gases, the conception and use of major research equipment.

The first year of the Master’s program is divided into five majors:

  • Particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology
    For students wishing to discover elementary blocks of matter and associated fundamental forces driving the evolution of our universe.
  • Particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology: International Track
    Same topics but for highly motivated students hoping to complete the second year with a Master in high-energy physics at ETH-Zürich These students will obtain two Master’s degrees from two prestigious universities.
  • Laser, Optics, Light-Matter Interactions
    For students interested in the interaction between light and matter, atomic optics and quantum optics.
  • Condensed Matter Physics
    For students interested in condensed matter physics, nanoscience, mesoscopic physics or soft matter with the opportunity to specialize in experimental condensed matter physics or condensed matter theory.
  • International Track à-la-carte
    For highly motivated, talented students looking to prepare a career in academia through an individualized interdisciplinary program with courses chosen from among the four other tracks.

Objectives

The first year of the Master’s program aims to:

  • Provide students with a high level of experimental and theoretical scientific training based on a broad spectrum of research topics in physics
  • Gain experience through immersion in research laboratories including a long research internship at the end of the academic year

Students who successfully complete the first year can enter one of the following second-year programs:

On graduation, students will be equipped to:

  • Further their education by entering a PhD program in fundamental or applied physics
  • Build a career in research or research & development in the higher education system or a public research institute
  • Work in the private sector e.g. research engineer in a company requiring high-level scientific knowledge or using methodology inspired by the scientific domains 
  • Teach in higher and secondary education

Course details will be available when admission opens.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Science in physics aligned with the prerequisites specified in the Master 1 Majors, in France or abroad.

Language prerequisites

Specified in each Master Year 1 major (French or 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

Tuition fees will be communicated when admission opens.

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Admission page

Coordinator

Luca Perfetti,

Program office

Nouria Gabelli,

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr