Academic Program

The Master N² program is a 2 years program acredited for the period 2021-2026 by the université Grenoble Alpes and  Grenoble National Polytechnic Institute, with the partnership of CEA-INSTN.

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All courses except in the track "Ingeniérie des micro et nanostructures" (IMN) are taught in english and welcome local, national and international students. The IMN track is available in "alternance" for professional students who work in a company, and is taught in french.

Each year or the program is made of 60 ECTS. Students can apply either to the first year (M1) or the second year (M2) depending on their previous background. See admission requirements.

The first year has 3 majors, in NanoChemistry,  Nano- & QuantumPhysics, and Soft Matter & Biophysics, tailored to receive students according to their previous background. By a suitable choice of elective courses, it prepares them to several of the M2 tracks of the programm.

Formation through research

In addition to their academic courses students perform a 2 months research internship in May and June of their 1st year, credited 6 ECTS. They can choose to intensify their immersion in research labs by taking Research Intensive Training modules at various stage of their scolarity.  Finally the whole 2nd semester of the M2 is devoted to a master thesis, prepared during a minimum of 5 months internship in a top-level research team.

Study abroad

The Master N² also  offers a joined-diploma Eramus Mundus Nano with KU Leuven, Belgium, and double-diplomas with the Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia, and with Tsukuba University, Japan. See more informations on international exchanges and the opportunities for studying abroad in the section "study abroad".

Published on  May 30, 2016
Updated onMay 11, 2022