Master 2 Recherche en Informatique

Head of M2 MPRI at ENS Paris-Saclay: Jean Goubault-Larrecq

The Master 2 degree in Computer Science is open to 3rd year and to 4th year students. Its goal is to introduce the students to a field of computer science research. The computer science department is an important player in the Parisian Master of Research in Computer Science (MPRI), a master recognized for its excellent training in fields related to the foundations of computer science (algorithms, complexity and computability, formal languages, logic, semantics of languages, automated and mechanized proof, verification of complex systems, cryptography and computer security). Students have the choice of taking other masters.

For more information on this master's degree, its organization, admission and validation rules, see the presentation page. You can also get in touch with the head of the year, Jean Goubault-Larrecq, at <name> DOT lsv DOT fr.

School Year 2022/2023

Organization of Studies

The Research Master 2 year usually consists of a first semester of courses and a second semester devoted to a research internship. In the case of the MPRI Master 2, the curriculum includes:

  • lectures during the first term (September through February); the chosen courses must total 30 ECTS, including at least 18 ECTS in M2 from MPRI; it is possible to supplement with M1 courses from MPRI or courses from other masters programs in the Paris region;
  • a 4 and a half month internship, starting from mid-March (30 ECTS). Read this page for information on how to prepare your internships, and to download the relevant forms.

Research Masters 2 Programs around Paris

The normaliens-élèves and normaliens-étudiants may also register to other Master 2 programs, for example:

Financial Support

Students may benefit from several programs to fund their studies during this master:

To continue in PhD, the following opportunities are available: