Master of physics in complex systems-methods and multidisciplinary applications

Course Location:

  • Semester 1: either Université Paris Cité, France, or SISSA, Italy
  • Semester 2: Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Semester 3: in Paris, France (courses divided between the following Universities)
    • Sorbonne Université
    • Université Paris Saclay
    • Université Paris Cité
  • Semester 4: European multidisciplinary Spring College and research placement

Degrees awarded:

  • Master Sciences, Technologies, Santé, mention Physique Fondamentale et Sciences pour l’Ingénieur, spécialité Systèmes Complexes, Université Paris Cité
  • Laurea Magistrale degree in Fisica dei Sistemi Complessi (MSc in Physics of Complex Systems) Politecnico di Torino

Entry Requirements:  Bachelor degree in physics

Language pre-requisites: B2 level of English with IELTS 5.0

Course overview

The international Master « Physics of Complex Systems » is a two-year French-Italian program (M1 & M2), jointly operated by Universities Paris-Saclay, Sorbonne Université and Université Paris Cité, together with Politecnico di Torino, SISSA and ICTP in Trieste, Italy. It is possible to join the Physics of Complex System master at the M2 level.

The goal is to provide a state-of-the-art research-oriented education in fundamental physics. Complex systems are thereby studied with the tools of statistical physics at or out-of equilibrium, field theory, stochastic processes, dynamical systems, non-linear physics, inference techniques and computational approaches. These systems encompass complex networks, active matter, the interface between social sciences and physics, soft matter, biological systems, complexity in the quantum realm, or questions raised in the context of « big data » and « machine learning ».


Skills and competencies developed
  • Training in modern methods of study of complex systems
  • Fundamental and applied research


Mrs Souad NAMANE, administrative contact
Mr. Jean-Baptiste FOURNIER