Master in fundamental physics: international centre for fundamental physics (ICFP)

Language(s) of instruction: English

Length of study: 2 years, full time


Course Location: Classes are held in the heart of Paris, on the campuses of the participating institution.

Degrees awarded: The degree awarded after two years is a “diplôme national de master” (120 ECTS- equivalent to a Master of Science). It can be delivered by the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) and partner institutions, and gives access to doctoral studies.

Entry Requirements: Excellent level in mathematics, quantum physics as well as statistical physics

Language pre-requisites: A minimum of B2 level in English

Course overview

The Master of Fundamental Physics is a prestigious degree that is specifically intended for outstanding French and international students wishing to obtain a first-class education in fundamental physics, with a broad focus ranging e.g. from high energy physics to biophysics. This degree provides its students:

  • An immersion in an advanced research ecosystem, working closely with a major laboratory and scientific innovation, in an exceptional scientific and intellectual spirit embraced by the academic staff members on a day-to-day basis.
  • An international exposure: students will be taught by a unique blend of internationally leading researchers from ENS and its partner institutions.
  • Individual tutorials, advice and support from the faculty regarding choices of courses, research internships and overall academic future.
  • A wide range of career opportunities, both in public or industrial research.
Skills and competencies developed

Grasp of recognized formalisms and standards of modern physics.


Ms Souad NAMANE, administrative contact