The second year of the Master in Mathematics comes in two parts: the first part consists of lectures with a written exam. Every student must choose 5 lectures among the lectures in the program, or 4 lectures and a fifth lecture of another, but related, master program (IMEA, Erasmus Mundus, Omega, Info, etc, your choice must be approved by the coordinator of M2 MPA). The second part consists of the master project which can take place in a research laboratory and lead to a Ph.D., or be an internship in a company using mathematical techniques. It is the responsibility of the student to find a supervisor for the master thesis, but the program coordinator and the academic teachers will guide and support this important choice. At the end the student has to depose a written master thesis and present the content in an oral defense.
In principle the choice of the lectures is free. Nevertheless in order to guarantee a certain coherence of the studies every student must, after the first two weeks of lectures, indicate the exams he or she wants to pass and get the approval of the program coordinator. It is possible to modify these choices later on, but any change must be approved by the coordinator. In order to assure the coherence of the scientific program the lectures are organised in three blocs
It is recommended to choose a bloc at the start of the academic year. Most of the lectures are in English (for the exam you choose French or English), except if all the students understand French.
Provisional calender of the academic year 2016-2017
The lectures are organised in two trimester, each of 10 weeks. Every lecture consists of three hours per week (2 hours of lecture and 1 hour of exercise classes). The timetable is organised in a manner that allows to choose freely among all the lectures.
1st trimester: September - October - November
2nd trimester: December - January - February
Master project: starting in March, defense by mid-June.
Informations for international students