The year is divided into two semesters (semesters 3 and 4 of the Master). The first semester (S3) lasts from the beginning of September to the end of January. The second semester (S4) starts at the end of January. Each semester is validated by a minimum of 30 ECTS. See the Timetable
The first semester is devoted to the main 'Core courses', to specific research courses in modeling, to specific courses common to the Master of Fundamental Informatics, and to the research schools of the IXXI; among all this, each student must validate a minimum of 18 ECTS. The remaining 12 ECTS must be validated among the courses of the "Physics, concepts and applications" Orientation of the first semester (or in other M2 programs after agreement of the persons in charge of the course and the master).
The course is organized so that the students are in a long research internship of 6 months, from the end of January to July, worth 30 ECTS.