M1 MPRI at ENS Paris-Saclay

M1 Master Parisien de Recherche en Informatique (formerly known as M1 Jacques Herbrand at ENS Paris-Saclay) trains future researchers in theoretical computer science, mainly for academia but also for corporate environments. It offers an excellent preparation to MPRI M2 (formerly known as M2 AFP) followed by a PhD in computer science. Nevertheless, students from ENS Paris-Saclay routinely tune their curriculum and choose a different specialty for their second year of Master.

The objective of the M1 year is to reinforce the students' familiarity with core topics in computer science but, unlike the Bachelor, it is also the occasion to diversify and learn about exciting application areas of this core knowledge, such as bioinformatics, robotics, verification, or machine learning. In addition to courses at ENS Paris-Saclay and other universities and schools, the curriculum includes a research internship, keynote conferences, and visits to research labs.

For more information about our M1, including validation rules and admissions, please see our general presentation page. You may contact the M1 head, Thomas Chatain, if you have questions.


A presentation of the préparation agrégation has been given on March 25, 2021. The video is available.

Year 2021/2022