Astrophysics training is provided within the Master of Physics in the fundamental physics course (FunPhys). The teaching is given in English. The courses offered are aimed at students wishing to acquire a solid background in physics and astrophysics.
Training in astrophysics is based on the graduate schools of three institutes
– The Institute of Physics of the Universe (IPhU). The IPhU graduate school has three branches: Stars, galaxies & cosmology – Relativistic theoretical physics – Particles & high energy universe. The Instrument scientist for astrophysics and particle physics branch will open in 2024
– the Marseille Imaging Institute (Marseille Imaging)
– the Origines Institute (Origines)
Training in general physics is provided in the first year (M1) with courses in astrophysics (Stars, galaxies & cosmology track) as well as several numerical, instrumental or theoretical projects related to astrophysics prepared in the LAM teams. All the courses are given on the Saint-Charles site. The courses are given in English. It is possible to do the M1 internship or a summer internship within the LAM teams.
The second year of the Master’s programme (Stars, galaxies & cosmology track) offers courses in astrophysics, again with laboratory projects and a 4-month research internship. The courses are taught in English.
At the end of the Master’s programme, students can apply for a PhD in astrophysics at the LAM.
Instrument scientist branch (> 2024): In partnership with industrialists and other research laboratories, the LAM conducts a training programme whose objective is to train future experts in the fields of complex optical systems, optical instrumentation, lasers and integrated micro-optics. The students who graduate, at engineer level, are destined to join the optics and photonics industry or to take the competitive exams for research or study engineers in the public service.