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Licence 3

The Physics & Chemistry programme offers one year of Licence 3 preparatory coursework to begin the Master's under the best conditions.


In L3, the Physics & Chemistry training programme offers:

Core coursework in physics and chemistry providing students the fundamental tools in this domain, such as quantum physics and statistical physics. Mathematics, computer science and English - essential tools for chemists and physicians - are also taught.

Specialized courses in physics and chemistry, starting the first semester. Students must choose between a physics or chemistry major. This notably concerns experiment-based coursework, which is generally carried out within a single discipline.

Optional coursework. This first year of the Physics & Chemistry programme offers the possibility of pursuing optional training modules, which can serve as an opportunity to discover a new discipline or to explore current problems of interest in physics or chemistry.

A research placement at a laboratory. Lasting eight weeks at the end of the second semester, this placement is an integral part of the students' research-based training.

Numerous internal training programme documents (course notes, tutorial texts, examination archives, evaluation questionnaires, etc.) are made available to L3 students via the "Studies Portal" (students must sign in to the ENS server).

Physics and Chemistry Departments Office, ENS Lyon

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
46 Allée d'Italie
69364 LYON cedex 07

Telephone: (+33) 4 72 72 83 87
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