M1 Fundamental Physics
The first year of the Fundamental Physics and Applications Master's program, Fundamental Physics, is a high-level course based on both theoretical and practical teaching.
Its aim is to provide students with a solid scientific foundation in physics, opening the way to all Master 2 courses at the University of Lille, or to Master 2 courses in Physics in France or abroad.
The course leads to further study in a thesis, to engineering professions at bac +5 level, or to the agrégation or hospital physics competitive examinations.
In addition to a solid grounding in fundamental and theoretical physics, the program also includes experimental teaching, such as projects, the experimental physics unit and thematic teaching workshops (ATE).
An internship lasting 2 to 4 months is carried out:
- in a company or industrial environment in France or abroad.
- or, depending on the student's choice, in a research laboratory in France (outside the University of Lille) or abroad.
Skills acquired on completion of the Master's degree
- Students acquire in-depth scientific knowledge and benefit from a training program that sharpens their ability to think critically and rigorously.
- By the end of Master 1, students should be capable of independently tackling a complex physics problem (theoretical, experimental or numerical approach).
- Students must be familiar with and master the fundamental concepts of physics, and be able to grasp the formal mathematical aspects. The course covers the following fields: solid state physics, quantum physics (atomic and molecular physics, quantum optics, etc.), advanced statistical physics, electromagnetism and advanced optics, materials physics, etc.
Master 1 Fundamental Physics is organized around four blocks of knowledge and skills, and in two semesters of 30 ECTS each.
- Advanced optics,
- Mechanical Properties of Matter and Symmetry in Physics,
- Solitons, Turbulence,
- General Relativity or Basics of Quantum Physics and Statistical Physics,
- Basic Optics,
- Electromagnetism in matter
- Design and signal processing
- Student Project
Master 1 leads to Master 2 studies
The Master 1 in Fundamental Physics and Applications is particularly well-suited to the pursuit of studies in Master 2 in the following fields, notably at the University of Lille :
- Matter, Molecules, and their Environments
- Photonics Complex and Quantum Systems: Foundations and Applications
- Instrumentation, Measurement, Quality
- Medical Physics
- Scientific Watch, Intelligence, Innovation
The courses specific to each Master 2 pathway are presented in specific materials.
Admission & Scholarships
For M1 students
Admission to the first year of the Master's program is subject to an examination of the candidate's file, as follows:
Recommended degree: Physics, Physics-Chemistry.
- Provide a detailed record of the candidate's course of study, enabling an assessment of the objectives and skills acquired through previous training.
- Proof of mastery of previous training (transcripts)
- Proof of motivation (covering letter)
- Provide proof of employment or internship.
Capacity: 80 places for the specialization.
Selection procedure: Application study.
National recruitment procedure and timetable via www.monmaster.gouv.fr
- Applications from 03/22 to 04/18 inclusive.
- Examination of applications from 24/04 to 16/06.
- Admission proposals sent to applicants and applicants' responses: from 06/23 to 07/21.
For M2 students
Priority is given to candidates who have completed the Master 1 in the field at the University of lille.
Find out more about the special conditions of access to Master 1 in Fundamental Physics and Applications Applied Physics in Master 2 by consulting the University of Lille training catalog. To apply for a Master 2 degree, please use the Université de lille's application platform: https://ecandidat.univ-lille.fr