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Parcours Atmospheric sciences (M2)

  • Durée: 2 semestre(s)
  • Accessible en: Formation initiale , Formation continue
  • Stage: OBLIGATOIRE(S4)
  • Niveau de diplôme requis à l'entrée: BAC+4
  • Niveau de diplôme validé à la sortie: BAC+5
  • 20210611

Objectifs de la formation

Atmospheric Sciences is an international master’s degree (M1+M2) created in 2013 aiming to give a solid background in:

  • Physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere,
  • Analytical sciences applied to airborne environment,
  • Recent research activities on air pollution and climate changes.

The master is built on the research activities of seven research laboratories and supported by the Labex CaPPA. Lecturers, specialists in atmospheric sciences and analytical chemistry, are involved in research projects directly linked to the chemical and physical properties of the atmosphere. All lectures are taught in English.

Spécificités de la formation

  • Course content is based on the most recent research. All lectures are taught in English. Students from more than 14 nationalities attended our master classes since 2013.
  • Professors are involved in 7 research laboratories:
    • LOA Laboratoire d’Optique Atmosphérique
    • PC2A PhysicoChimie des Processus de Combustion et de l’Atmosphère
    • PhLAM Laboratoire de physique des lasers, atomes et molécules
    • LASIRE Laboratoire de Spectroscopie pour les Interactions, la Réactivité et l’Environnement
    • ICARE Cloud-Aerosol-Water-Radiation Interactions
    • LPCA Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l’Atmosphère
    • SAGE Sciences de l’Atmosphère et Génie de l’Environnement
  • The Master’s program is regularly expanded with seminars by visiting professors from laboratories from all over the world.
  • A Master degree in a stimulating scientific environment within the graduate program "Sciance for a changing planet"
    • 22 laboratories included in excellence or high level programs
    • 292 PhD students
    • An interdisciplinary training from the master to the doctorate including an international environment, mobility and thematic summer schools.

Compétences visées

  • To gain a strong background in physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere.
  • To develop strong experimental skills (spectroscopic techniques, analytical chemistry, trace species detection, remote sensing, atmospheric monitoring, dispersion modeling...).
  • To get professional experience through research training in research laboratories (2 months training in M1 and 5 months training in M2).

Modalités d'admission/ Conditions d'accès

Prerequisite to access MSc Atmospheric Sciences :  

  • A BSc in chemistry, or equivalent education in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry or physics (transcript of grades needed for application)
  • Relevant theoretical knowledge in chemistry or related professional experience.
  • Good English skills (minimum score for Toefl paper test 550; IELST: 6.5; CEF Europass: B2).
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • 2 letters of recommandation
  • List of past internships (locations, hosting structures, dates, report title...)
  • 15 places
  • Recruitment calendar : Opening from March 1st, 2021 to April 24, 2021
  • Admission results : April 30, 2021

For further information, please feel free to contact us :

Co-coordinators of MSc Atmospheric Sciences

  • Marie CHOËL
  • Nicolas VISEZ  

For international students from country with a Campus France agency:

For other international students without Campus France agency :

For graduate students in France in 2020-2021: e-candidat platform :

A titre indicatif, veuillez trouver ci-dessous la maquette des enseignements de l'année 2020/2021, déclinée par semestre et Bloc de Connaissances et de Compétences (BCC). La maquette de l'année 2021/2022 sera consultable à compter du mois d'avril 2021.

Organisation de la formation

  • All courses taught in English.
  • The training is organized around skill blocks (BCC).
  • At the end of the Master : Research training in Laboratory, full-time research position in lab



UE 1 Advanced Spectroscopic Methods 9 crédit(s)
UE 2 Advanced Spectroscopy for Atmospheric Sciences 6 crédit(s)
UE 1 Atmospheric aerosol properties and impacts 3 crédit(s)
UE 3 Atmospheric Modeling 6 crédit(s)
UE 2 Observing systems: from satellite to in situ 6 crédit(s)
UE 1 Research project and master thesis 30 crédit(s)

Poursuite d'études

Most of the students continue with a PhD thesis after the M2. A wide range of offers is available each year in the seven laboratories of the Labex CaPPA involved in the Master program.

Insertion professionnelle

  • Researcher, Academic Professor
  • Engineer in air quality or atmospheric measurements
  • Environmental consulting

Retrouvez les études et enquêtes de l’ODiF (Observatoire de la Direction de la Formation) sur l’insertion professionnelle des diplômés de la licence sur :



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