Advanced Mathematics

Mathematics and applications
Open to :
  • Applicants holding an undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
  • EU/EEA students
  • Non-European students
Language proficency requirements :
  • French: B2
  • English: B2
Year of study :
  • Master's degree (1st year)
  • Master's degree (2nd year)

    The Advanced Mathematics program gradually becomes more specialized. It is research-oriented and offers students the possibility to pursue a PhD thesis.

    The program is based at two laboratories of mathematics of the Université de Lyon: the Institute Camille Jordan (ICJ | Université Lyon 1/ INSA Lyon / École Centrale de Lyon / Université de Saint-Étienne), and the Pure and Applied Mathematics Unit (UMPA | ENS de Lyon / CNRS / Inria).

    Please note: only the 2nd year Master's degree is opened to Non-European students

    An advanced program in mathematics

    • 1st year: one semester of advanced courses then specialization during the second semester.
      A 2-month training program during which the student explores some current research topics. 
    • 2nd year: choice between 3 courses in key areas of mathematics (Algebra, Arithmetic, Logics, Geometry, Topology, Analysis, PDEs, Scientific computations, Probabilities, Statistics).
      A 4-month training program in a basic or applied research laboratory.
      Depending on the scientific project of the student, the Master’s 2 may be carried out in a different university center. 

    Language of teaching

    Courses in English if there are enough international students.

    Career opportunities after this course

    • Work in research, teaching in high school and universities, and “classes préparatoires” 
    • Work in senior branches of the civil service (Grands corps de l’État) such as Mines, INSEE, IPEF… 
    • Dual courses in Mathematics and Engineering 

    Continue your studies

    Information about PhD