Master in Computer science

Master in Computer science

Master of Science in Informatics at Grenoble (MoSIG)

Presentation and goals

The training covers a wide spectrum at the level of the first year master's trains graduates with a general education and foundation solid in computer science (in terms of programming languages, databases, networks, software engineering, object-oriented design/programming, complexity, and interactive software) ; the second year of the master's allows students to acquire organizational skills related to research work and to become specialized in a field of computer science in connection with the numerous options offered (Information systems and advanced software engineering, Human-centred computer science - design of highly reliable embedded and cyberphysical systems, artificial Intelligence and web - graphics, vision, and robotics, interactive and ubiquitous systems, and embedded, parallel, and distributed systems). The objective is to give the necessary foundations for a job in research and development as well as to undertake a thesis in Computer science in the fields covered by academic and industrial laboratories.

The aim of the course is to carry out high-level training in computer science for teaching, research, engineering, and development.

The initial semester (Master1 - S7) is composed of foundational courseware

The second semester (Master1 - S8) combines core foundational courseware with optional specialization courses.

For the semester S9 of 30 ECTS, students need to select courses worth 24 ECTS in their chosen theme (according to their initial training) and 6 ECTS of courses from a different theme,
 if timetables are consistent and enrollment restrictions apply.

The final semester (Master2 - S10) is dedicated to an end of studies research (or professionnal) project.

The course is labelled "Core AI" by MIAI.

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The teaching units of semester 8 (first year of master's) are for the most part introductions to the different specialties of the second year of the master's. In this sense, they constitute training for research. The second year master's allows students to acquire organizational skills and skills related to researcher work
- Formulate a research problem and propose a solution
- Locate a research problem in the scientific literature
- Evaluate and validate a solution to a research problem
- Write a scientific publication
- Communicating the results of research work
- Develop and use mathematical and computer tools
- Communicate in English and French
- Become a specialist in a field of computer science related to computer research on the site: information systems and advanced software engineering - human-centred computer science - foundations of Computer science : design and validation - artificial intelligence and web - graphics, vision and robotics - interactive and ubiquitous systems - embedded, parallel and distributed systems



Further information

The research community on which this training is based is internationally recognized and has significant visibility.

International dimension :

Internationally-oriented programmes

Possibility of doing a double degree with the University of Swansea.

Accredited organizational unit(s)
  • Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble
Other partner structure(s)



Program under construction - awaiting vote CFVU

Master 1st year

Master 1st year Graduate School program

Master 2nd classic program

Master 2nd Graduate School program

Practica, projects, and missions

Internship: Mandatory
Duration: 4 to 6 months
Internship abroad: In France or abroad

A mandatory practicum or research project of 4 to 6 months is carried out in the second semester. It can be done in a research laboratory but also in the R&D department of a company. In this case, a teacher-researcher of the training tutors the practicum and ensures the training in the research provided. This research project allows for good immersion in the world of research, the discovery of the research profession and the preliminary contacts for the eventual pursuit of a thesis.

Registration and scholarships

Registration and scholarships

Access condition

The first year of master's degree is accessible on file (and / or interview) to candidates with a national diploma conferring the degree of license in a field compatible with that of the master or via a validation of studies or acquired according to the conditions determined by the university or training. The second year master's is accessible to candidates according to their transcripts (and/or interview) :

  • Having validated the first year of a compatible course
  • Or by validating studies or acquired experience according to the conditions determined by the university or the training.

Public continuing education : You are in charge of continuing education :

  • if you resume your studies after 2 years of interruption of studies
  • or if you followed a formation under the regime formation continues one of the 2 preceding years
  • or if you are an employee, job seeker, self-employed

If you do not have the diploma required to integrate the training, you can undertake a validation of personal and professional achievements (VAPP)

Candidature / Application

Do you want to apply and register? Note that the procedure differs depending on the degree considered, the degree obtained, or the place of residence for foreign students.

Find out which procedure applies to me and apply


Language requirements :

  • Students are required to provide evidence of Competence in English.
    English scores required for the MSIAM, programs: TOEFL IBT 78, CBT 210, Paper 547 / TOEIC 700 / Cambridge FCE / IELTS 6.0 min.
    This is equivalent to CEFR level B2.

    If you have successfully completed a degree (or equivalent) course at a University in one of the following countries then you meet the English requirement automatically: Australia, Canada, Guyana, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, West Indies.

And after

And after

Further studies


Sectors of activity

Research and higher education, research and development