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 2023/2024

  • The ENS Paris-Saclay M2 kickoff meeting on Thursday, August 31th, 14.-15., amphitheater Alain Aspect, ENS Paris-Saclay.
  • The meeting where you will get to know the details of your M2 MPRI year at ENS Paris-Saclay, Friday, September 8th, 14.-15., room 1Z61 of ENS Paris-Saclay. All the required information are in the slides.
  • The general kickoff meeting of the MPRI M2 will take place on Monday, September 11th, 2023 at 10.00 in amphitheater 12E in the building Halle-aux-Farines of Université Paris-Cité, Paris. See the time table.
  • The MPRI M2 lectures start on Tuesday, September 12th at 8:45am at the Sophie Germain building at the University of Paris (access).
  • You are invited to the back-to-school conferences!

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. Here is a partially pre-filled form.
  • If you plan to go abroad, please get in touch with the international relations office, but read this first: Attach:SRI-stage-international.pdf.

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: