Masters in Natural Sciences in France

View Masters Programs in Natural Sciences in France 2017/2018

Natural Sciences

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

In a natural sciences academic program, many branches of the field might be explored in depth with the goal of observing and learning about nature. Some of these branches may include astronomy, biology, physics, ecology and chemistry.

France is currently among the 20 best performing countries in terms of the economy due to their excellent results-oriented higher education learning. Most of the courses at universities are offered in the French language. France has 60 public and 100 private universities.

Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in France 2017/2018

Read More

Master in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (AMIS)

University of Bordeaux
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Bordeaux Pessac Talence + 2 more

AMIS is a Master program which explores the theme of “Substitution of critical or toxic materials in products for optimized performance”. [+]

AMIS is a Master program which explores the theme of “Substitution of critical or toxic materials in products for optimized performance”.

Program outline

Labelled by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), AMIS is a Master program in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability which explores the theme of “Substitution of critical or toxic materials in products for optimized performance”. It also covers the topics of “Material chain optimization for end-of-life products” and “Product and services design for the circular economy” - all of which are central themes of the AMIS. The primary focus of the AMIS program is metal and mineral raw materials. Bio-based and polymer materials are studied in view of their substitution potential. Other materials are also analyzed in the context of multimaterial product recycling. In addition, the AMIS program includes a solid package of courses and project work in innovation and entrepreneurship.... [-]


Master in Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling (AMIR)

University of Bordeaux
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Bordeaux Pessac Talence + 2 more

This international Master program offers a high-level, interdisciplinary academic progam focusing on the raw material value chain with particular emphasis on recycling. [+]

This international Master program offers a high-level, interdisciplinary academic progam focusing on the raw material value chain with particular emphasis on recycling.

Program outline

The AMIR Master program focuses on the raw material value chain, with particular emphasis on recycling. The two main objectives are:

Educate students to become highly-skilled European professionals with expertise in various types of materials. This expertise will enable them to develop, at a large and ambitious scale, new methods for material recycling. In addition, the AMIR program includes classes on transferable skills such as innovation, ethics, intellectual property, life cycle assessment, sustainability and advanced research strategies. Develop a deep entrepreneurship mind-set with the help and expertise of associated businesses, incubators and innovation services as well as a large panel of industries. ... [-]

Master in Analytical Chemistry for Drugs and Natural Products

University of Bordeaux
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Bordeaux Pessac Talence + 2 more

This international Master program provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of analytical control of plant-based drugs and health products. [+]

This international Master program provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of analytical control of plant-based drugs and health products.

Program outline

This second year Master degree allows students to deepen their theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of analytical control of drugs and health products that are based on plants. It focuses on the quality control of such health products compared to international standards.

The Master degree also aims to increase the safety of therapeutic products that are based on plants and which are therefore not concerned by the pharmaceutical circuit controls. The program thus develops a strong interdisciplinary dimension through the involvement of pharmaceutical sciences, technical sciences and the legal domain.... [-]


International Master in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS)

University of Poitiers
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Poitiers

IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science. [+]

ENVIRONMENTS- ECONOMIC GEOLOGY-SOIL MANAGEMENT-GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-GEOMATERIAL-NANOMATERIAL IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science : the University of Poitiers (UP) in France (co-ordinator), the University of Aveiro (UA) in Portugal, the Technical University of Crete (TUC) (Chania) in Greece, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) (Porto Alegre) in Brazil. Why clay minerals ? Interest in clays results from their common availability, and their unique physical and chemical properties. No other minerals currently attract so great an interest. In addition to their conventional ancient use as bricks, tiles, ceramics and for paper coating and waste management more recently, clays have found many novel applications. Clay minerals have provided a boost in technology, because they are inexpensive nanomaterials, and as such, they have a huge potential for the synthesis of polymer nanocomposites with superior mechanical and thermal properties. The optimisation of adsorption, colloidal and rheological properties also opens prospects of using clay minerals for medical uses, pollution control, and environmental protection. Clay minerals play a role in economic geology (both as important mineral resource and in energy resource exploration) and soil management. Clays also have many negative effects in geotechnical engineering, manifested in the form of landslides, mudflows, and the deterioration of clay-based construction materials. Clay knowledge is extremely inter- and multidisciplinary as it includes geological, geotechnical, mineralogical, physico-chemical and bio-geochemical aspects. The IMACS is the first master course addressing analytical techniques and their recent developments, clay mineral... [-]

Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 France Angers

The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics is unique programme delivered by two academically renowned Universities in Europe: Liverpool Hope University, UK and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in France 2017/2018. MSc Computer Science and Informatics - Liverpool Hope University, UK MSc Applied Mathematics - Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics is a unique programme delivered by two academically renowned Universities in Europe: Liverpool Hope University, UK and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France. By utilising the teaching knowledge, research excellence and first class faculties of two leading European institutions, the Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics provides a world class academic curriculum and practical learning experience for the technology and scientific graduates of the future. The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics programme provides students the opportunity to study both in the UK and in France where they will gain two degrees in less time and at a lower cost than it would take to earn the degrees independently. Successful graduates will gain the MSc Computer Science and Informatics, awarded by Liverpool Hope University, UK and MSc Applied Mathematics, taught at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, and awarded by the University of Angers, France. The programme includes a paid internship where students will be working on a technology project within a company. The internship gives an opportunity to utilise the technical, scientific and academic knowledge learnt within the programme whilst further developing communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills. The internship cumulates in a research dissertation that is assessed by both Liverpool Hope University and Université Catholique de l’Ouest. Entry Requirements: A good degree (minimum of second class... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier Master Programme

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 France Bordeaux

The aim of this programme is to train new professionals specialised in the field of Nanotechnology, Materials and Chemical Engineering (coming from undergraduate degrees in any of the branches of experimental sciences and technologies: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physics, Quantum Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Microbiology,...) with a clear orientation towards research... [+]

Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier Master Programme The aim of this programme is to train new professionals in the field of nanotechnology, materials and chemical engineering. It is of particular interest for graduates in any of the branches of the experimental sciences and technologies (chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, quantum chemistry, biological chemistry, microbiology, etc.) and it clearly prepares them for future research. The students will acquire the skills required for them to join universities, research institutes, industry and services with a strong sense of innovation, development and entrepreneurial vision. Career opportunities Graduates in the University Master's Degree in Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier are capable of working in: Research at universities and research institutes. The master's degree is a requirement for being admitted to a PhD programme and the key to a future career as a researcher. Research, development and innovation in industries based on new scientific and technical knowledge (biotechnology, microelectronics, telecommunications, energy storage, new materials, etc.) and traditional industries (chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, ceramics, textiles, etc.) interested in innovation. Management, control and strategic planning of nanotechnological techniques, products and processes in the electronics industry, telecommunications, biomedicine, biotechnology, pharmacology, etc. Language English Student Profile The Master’s Degree is designed for candidates holding a bachelor’s degree in any of the branches of the experimental sciences and technologies: chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, materials, quantum chemistry, biological chemistry, microbiology, etc.). It clearly prepares students for future careers in research. FIRST YEAR:... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 France Bordeaux

This master's degree aims to reach the second level of education in chemical engineering. Graduates will have a high ability to design products and processes related to chemical engineering. They will also have a strong professional grounding because their work placement and master's theses will be conducted primarily in the chemical industry, i.e. in companies and organisations outside the university... [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in France 2017/2018. Master's degree in Chemical Engineering This master's degree aims to take graduates beyond their bachelor’s degree and acquire a higher level of expertise in chemical engineering. Graduates will be highly trained in designing products and processes related to chemical engineering. They will also have a strong professional grounding because their work placement and master's theses will be conducted primarily in the chemical industry (i.e. in companies and organisations outside the university). Career opportunities Graduates in the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering will be able to provide their leadership, management and entrepreneurial skills in: Industries such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and food processing Engineering companies (advising on new projects) Auditing (energy, environmental, etc.) Wastewater treatment plants Public administration Service sector and commercial sector R&D laboratories and institutes (public and private) Language English Student Profile The profile of the ideal candidate is that of an engineering graduate in an industrial discipline, preferably chemical engineering, who wishes to work as a project leader. FIRST YEAR: compulsory subjects First semester Advanced Transport Phenomena Advanced Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation Product and Process Design I (*) Management and Administration of Companies Industrial Leadership (*) Optional subjects Second semester Advanced Separation Processes Reactor Engineering Product and Process Design II (*) Advanced Control of Processes Auditing and Industrial Certification Managing Change (*) Optional subjects SECOND YEAR: compulsory subjects External Practicals* Final Master's Project* ** (**) In order to pass the Final Master's Degree Project, you must have passed all the subjects... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Bordeaux

This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to... [+]

Master in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus) This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to a specialisation in archaeology. It offers a specialised, career-oriented degree designed to prepare students for research in the field of Quaternary archaeology without neglecting the important demands of society and the labour market. It aims to train students to evaluate and draw up reports on archaeological interventions so that they can work as specialists in the field of archaeology or in the management of archaeological heritage Career opportunities Research in Quaternary archeology and human evolution, with specialisations in the disciplinary branches, including field and rescue archeology, dissemination and museumisation of human evolution and Quaternary archeology, and conservation and restoration of archaeological material of the Pleistocene. Timetable Classes are held in the morning and afternoon/evening from Monday to Friday. The face-to-face part of each subject is concentrated in two weeks. Language of instruction Catalan/Spanish/English Participating universities University of Ferrara (Italy) Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (Portugal) University of Tràs-os-Montes and Alto Douro (Portugal) National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France) FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects Computer Science and Statistics Applied to Archaeology Geology of the Quaternary Prehistory of Asia and Oceania Prehistory in Europe Prehistory in Africa Excavation and Record Methods in Quaternary... [-]

Masters in Formulation Chemistry Engineering - IN FRENCH

ITECH Lyon
Campus Full time 3 - 3  September 2018 France Lyon

Formulation Chemistry allows to make complex polymer combinations in order to create adhesives, inks, paints or cosmetics. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in France 2017/2018. Formulation Chemistry allows to make complex polymer combinations in order to create adhesives, inks, paints or cosmetics. Adhesives, which are always invisible yet present, don’t just limit themselves to the general public: they are indispensable in many different fields such as furnishing, medical prosthetics, bridges, airplane structures, domestic appliances... Inks are everywhere: in printing of course, but also in packaging, electronic appliances... Paints must combine many different qualities: impermeable and decorative for walls, non-toxic for food, and furniture, complex for aeronautics... Cosmetics, which have been around since time and memorial, bring together extremely rigorous sanitary constraints which demand a thorough knowledge of the chemistry and polymers for anyone dealing with the domain. Work opportunities for engineers in formulation chemistry are very vast: Uphill: in chemical product firms Conception and fabrication Downhill: industries using the products Admission for Students outside France 1st year admission: Graduate studies in chemistry (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent , 180 ECTS) A satisfying level in French: B2 CERF + interview with ITECH 2nd year admission: 1 year of postgraduate studies completed (M1 or equivalent, 240 ECTS) How to apply? Visit and register at inscription.itech.fr (for EU students) Or Apply through Campus France site (CEF procedures) For countries which do not have CEF procedures with France, you must do an Application for Preliminary Admission (DAP) to the cultural service of the French embassy in your country of residence. Tuition fees Tuition fees for the French Section are 6 500€/year. Hands... [-]

Masters in Formulation Chemistry Engineering - IN ENGLISH

ITECH Lyon
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 France Lyon

As of 2014, ITECH now offers to French and foreign students to follow the Formulation Chemistry major in English. with scholarships to win. [+]

ITECH LYON : European School of Formulation Chemistry A unique engineering program in English ITECH and CEPE (European Council for Paints, printing inks and art color industries) are offering the NEW European Master program for paints and inks (Engineering degree). The Formulation Chemistry major offered by ITECH Lyon covers many aspects of polymer sciences in order to produce complex combinations applied to the fields of paints, inks, adhesives, cosmetics and many other formulated products. Along with basic chemistry and physics, practical knowledge, and business and management skills, the whole makes for a degree in high demand for the paint industry, which shows promising career opportunities for young engineers. 3 year taught Master of Engineering program (100% English) 1.5 year foundation course covering general chemistry and Polymer sciences, including a 2 to 3 month summer internship 1.5 year “Dual Courses”: specialization in formulation chemistry (specific raw materials, colloïds, physico-chemistry, formulation techniques…) Formulation, applications, quality, controls. Including 9 months in total in a company Human, economic and social sciences are taught during the 3 years. Minimum 11 months practical work in a company Formulation Chemistry allows to make complex polymer combinations in order to create adhesives, inks, paints or cosmetics. Adhesives, which are always invisible yet present, don’t just limit themselves to the general public: they are indispensable in many different fields such as furnishing, medical prosthetics, bridges, airplane structures, domestic appliances... Inks are everywhere: in printing of course, but also in packaging, electronic appliances... Paints must combine many different qualities: impermeable... [-]

Masters in Plastic Materials Engineering

ITECH Lyon
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 France Lyon

ITECH engineers distinguish themselves from those of other chemistry schools through advances in the manufacturing of plastic materials, on top of fundamental knowledge. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in France 2017/2018. ITECH engineers distinguish themselves from those of other chemistry schools through advances in the manufacturing of plastic materials, on top of fundamental knowledge. ITECH plastic manufacturing engineers complement their speciality with aspects of the other majors: coating different plastic materials (Formulation Chemistry); composite materials used in transport, sports and leisure, and geo-textiles (Textile Materials). From hygiene to aeronautics, automotive to sports, many sectors make use of plastic manufacturing engineers who can work as much with raw material suppliers, as with “formulators”. Admission for Students outside France 1st year admission: Graduate studies in chemistry (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent , 180 ECTS) A satisfying level in English: B2 CERF + interview with ITECH 2nd year admission: 1 year of postgraduate studies completed (M1 or equivalent, 240 ECTS) How to apply? Visit and register at inscription.itech.fr (for EU students) Or Apply through Campus France site (CEF procedures). For countries which do not have CEF procedures with France, you must do an Application for Preliminary Admission (DAP) to the cultural service of the French embassy in your country of residence. Tuition fees Tuition fees are 6 500€/year. Hands on training ITECH is adamant in supplying students with a strong professional experience. On top of a multidisciplinary teaching, the institute adds a 10 month minimum of mandatory internships in companies for the regular status students. End of 1st year: International experience - minimum 6 weeks This international experience is prepared in advance in terms of an intercultural... [-]

Master of Science and Techniques in Atmosphere, Water and Urban Environment

Centrale Nantes
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Nantes

This Master offers a well-balanced education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to solve environmental and energy issues [+]

Master in Atmosphere, Water and Urban Environment

 

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

This Master offers a well-balanced education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to solve environmental and energy issues through an integrated approach, combining technological development together with the consideration of human, social and urban constraints.

 

 

Language of instructionThe language of instruction and examination is English during the first year, including 160 hours of French language courses.During the 2nd year, courses are in French but Master's thesis can be either in French or English.... [-]


Master of Fundamental Physics

University of TOURS
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Tours

The Master of Fundamental Physics is a prestigious degree that is specifically intended for students interested in the methods and concepts of fundamental physics in the wide range of topics concerned by non linear phenomena, including particle physics, quantum field theory, general relativity, cosmology, propagation of waves in complex media, disordered/chaotic systems. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in France 2017/2018. The Master of Fundamental Physics is a prestigious degree that is specifically intended for students interested in the methods and concepts of fundamental physics in the wide range of topics concerned by non linear phenomena, including particle physics, quantum field theory, general relativity, cosmology, propagation of waves in complex media, disordered/chaotic systems. By choosing this master’s degree, you can be assured that you will be taught by a unique blend of leading researchers of different nationalities from two laboratories (LMPT and GREMAN). You will benefit from individual tutorials, advice and support from the faculty regarding your choices of courses, research internships and your overall academic future. Located in the Loire Valley, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, one hour away by train from Paris, Tours offers, since the Renaissance, a privileged environment for studies at the highest level in an exquisite place for cultural and sports activities. The second year (S3 & S4) : Non Linear Physics During the 2nd year, courses offered include: Introduction to the theory and to the applications of solitons ravitation and relativistic astrophysics Collective quantum effects (vacuum, particles and fields) Numerical simulations Solitons in field theory Disordered systems Dynamical systems In semester S4, courses comprise two electives, that end in March. Thereafter, students work on a Master's thesis project, lasting three months. Examples of internship subjects: Constraints on gravitation theories from datas on galaxy clusters (Midi-Pyrenees Observatory) Simulating magnetization profiles (CEA) Vortex chaotic dynamics in superconductors (GREMAN)... [-]

Master of Space Studies

International Space University
Campus Full time September 2018 France Strasbourg

The ISU Master of Space Studies (MSS) program is designed for students looking for the competitive edge that will help them obtain a career in the space sector, professionals interested in making a career move into or within the space sector, and researchers wishing to broaden their knowledge or make the move from academic life into the space industry. [+]

Renewing the future – ISU Master of Space Studies Program

ISU is pleased to announce that over the coming months it will be conducting a reimagining and renewal of its highly successful Master of Space Studies (MSS) program.

Since its inception in 1995 this core ISU program - encapsulating ISU’s international, intercultural and interdisciplinary approach to space education - has produced multi-skilled graduates able to meet the demands of the space sector, whether in government, industry or academia. As the MSS approaches its 20th year, ISU is committed to reviewing its achievements to date, promoting its most successful aspects and identifying new areas for innovation in order to provide its graduates with the maximum opportunity to develop their subsequent careers.... [-]


Master in Particle Physics

Blaise Pascal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Clermont-Ferrand

You have a degree in physics or physical chemistry, our M1 allows you to deepen your knowledge of General Physics (electromagnetism, Fluid Mechanics, statistical physics, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, instrumentation…). [+]

Master in Particle PhysicsYou have a degree in physics or physical chemistry, our M1 allows you to deepen your knowledge of General Physics (electromagnetism, Fluid Mechanics, statistical physics, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, instrumentation…). You can choose in the second half a hundred hours of introduction to research in particle physics, and have the ability to make an introductory course in search of two and a half months in a laboratory. Obviously useful for those who wish to use in research academic, these teachings are an opening for other working methods of research and deepening discipline always transferable to other areas.Already have an M1 physics or physical chemistry, M2 will immerse you in our research in particle physics with courses that address both the theoretical concepts related to fundamental interactions (principles of symmetry, quantum field theory, gauge invariance ...) that instrumental methods which allow us to probe the nature : principles of detections implementing acquisition systems and data processing. Optional courses can also be an opening in the field of cosmology and astroparticle, either to radiation-matter interactions and their applications in the field of radiation. The second year ends with a research internship of five months in the laboratory.All specialty courses are taught by faculty members and researchers from the Laboratory of Particle Physics (University Blaise Pascal - CNRS/IN2P3) participating in international research programs such as the CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics).A Research Master course is a prerequisite for doctoral studies follow. But it is also an end in itself.... [-]