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Master's Degree courses

Master's Degree courses at the Université Joseph Fourier are grouped into two main fields:

Qualification type
National Diploma
Level: Bac+5 (5 years of university studies)

It normally takes two years after obtaining a Bachelor's Degree (Licence) to obtain a Master's Degree


Candidates must hold a national diploma awarding the grade of Bachelor's Degree in a field that is compatible with that of the chosen Master's Degree course, or an equivalent title, or experience recognised by the University's Academic Credit and Experience Approval Committee (Commission de Validation des Acquis de l'Université).

Further study and/or Job opportunities

The "Professional" Master's Degree course is aimed at direct employability in the private or public sector. The "Research" Master's Degree course's primary objective is the continuation of studies to PhD level. Certain "Research" Master's Degree courses are also suitable for direct employability, notably in the field of R&D.


Master's Degree courses are run over a period of two years (4 semesters). At the beginning of a Master's Degree course, students opt for a specialisation that opens onto a set of possible specialised fields. Students choose the characteristic ("Research" or "Professional") and the specialisation after the 2nd semester of their course.

Educational approach
Our Master's Degree courses are organised according to major scientific fields into different specialisations, all of which group together a set of specialised fields and pave the way to a wide variety of professions that are specifically suited to society's needs.
Our Master's Degree courses provide high-level scientific, comprehensive and technological education. This education is varied in the form of theory, methodological and practical lessons, individual or group projects and internships within companies and/or in research laboratories.
Within a specialisation, the course pathways to specialised fields are gradually separated, making it easier to guide students either in the direction of a professional main subject leading to a "Professional Master's Degree", or in the direction of a research-based main subject leading to a "Research Master's Degree".
Teaching in the Master's Degree courses benefits from close links between the University and the socio-economic world. In particular, as part of the Professional course, university-company relations result in professionals participating in the setting of targets and course content, as well as in the lessons themselves, particularly for modules aimed at specific professions and the business world. Similarly on the Research course, teaching is based around activities developed in the University's laboratories in association with public research bodies (CNRS[1], CEA[2], INSERM[3], etc.) on large scientific projects and benefits from the educational support of their members of staff.

[1] Centre national de la recherche scientifique (National Centre for Scientific Research)

[2] Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Sources Commission)

[3] Institut national de la santé de la recherche médicale (National Institute of Health and Medical Research)

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