Master in fundamental physics: physics of soft matter

Language(s) of instruction: English

Length of study: 1 year, Full-time (please note that this is a M2 course for students who have already obtained a M1 or an engineer school degree)

Partner: Universidade da Coruña

Course Location:

  • From September to December: Université Paris Cité, France
  • From January to March: Universidade Da Coroña, Spain
  • From April onwards: 4/6 months practical placement

Degrees awarded:

  • Master Physics of Soft Matter, Université Paris Cité
  • Master en Materiais Complexos AnáliseTérmica e Reoloxía, Universidade da Coruña

Entry Requirements: students must have graduated from their 1st year of Master in Physics or chemistry or detain an engineer school degree (4 years after the baccalaureate). Students having already completed 4 years of science study in Spain (Physics, mechanics, and chemistry) can also apply for this selective degree.

Language pre-requisites: B2 level of English, IELTS 6.5

Course overview

This double degree offers a high level of pluridisciplinary training in the field of material physics taking place both in Paris and in the Galician town of Coroña, located in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. The objectives is to give to students solid skills on elaboration and study of structured materials with a balance between theoretical and practical aspects in order to address Development and Research issues in various domains (energy, foods, cosmetics, biotechnology, aeronautics, civil engineering…).

The 1st semester is focused on theoretical training in France and Spain to teach the basic background for the elaboration of innovative materials and to study their proprieties according to their environment or usage conditions. a. In the 2ndsemester, students will perform a practical placement in a company or research organization in the public or private sector gaining a professional experience in a European context.

This opening to the international scene within the framework of an Erasmus exchange agreement makes the strength and originality of this double Master’s degree with an additional asset for future graduates who thus have the opportunity to acquire an open mind, an ability to integrate into a multicultural environment and new learning methods.

Both Universities will organize language support and will support students through the transition to the other campus.

Skills and competencies developed
  • Knowledge of fundamental and applied research
  • Specialisation and professional experience in a European context during the placement
  • Perfection of language skills in Spanish and English with language support from both Universities


Mrs Souad NAMANE, administrative contact
Mr. Alain PONTON, pedagogical coordinator
Mr Julien DERR, pedagocical co-coordinator