Master in Mathematics and applications

The programme offers the following course(s)


Below is a diagram (in French) of the structure of the master : on the left column, the first year masters (core curriculum), on the center and right columns the second year masters.

Co-accredited training between the Grenoble Alpes University, the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, and the University of Savoie Mont-Blanc.

This master courses offers several programs :

  • Science industrial applied mathematics (MSIAM) : first year + second year
  • Preparation for agregation : second year
  • Cybersecurity (CybSec) : second year
  • Fondamental mathematics : second year
  • Statistics and data science (1) : first year + second year
  • Operation recherch combinatorics and optimization (ORCO) : second year
  • Mathematical modeling applied analysis (MMAA) (2) : first year + second year

(1) Co-delivered by the Humanities and social sciences teaching department of Grenoble Alpes University

(2) Delivered by the Université de Savoie Mont Blanc

The master proposes two core curricula :

  • General mathematics core curriculum in French
  • Applied mathematics core curriculum in French and English

Differentiation at first year level  : The optional teaching units proposed in semester 7 and semester 8 aim at guiding the students towards the various courses of the second year of the master. The Statistics and data science program is independent of the core curricula. The Mathematical modelling applied analysis program is also independent of the core curricula, but one can enter it at  the second year  level.

Differentiation of the courses at the second year level (Statistics and data sciences and Mathematical modelling applied analysis excepted) :

  •  The Science in industrial and applied mathematics, based on the core curriculum Applied mathematics accessible via the core curriculum General mathematics
  • Fundamental mathematics, based on the core curriculum General mathematics
  • Preparation for agregation, based on the core curriculum General mathematics
  • Cybersecurity, accessible via the core curricula Applied mathematics and General mathematics, as well as via the core curriculum Computer science of the Computer science master program
  • ORCO, accessible via the core curricula Applied mathematics and General mathematics, as well as via the core curriculum Computer science of the master program Computer science

The objective of this master is to train highly skilled specialists in mathematics and computer science for engineering, teaching, and research in a wide range of fields (pure and applied maths) where the demand from the socio-economic world is strong : security and cryptology, scientific computing, operational research, big data analysis, image synthesis and processing, statistics...


Sectors of activity

Activity areas : R & D, mathematical engineering in industry, public research, and education

Practica, projects, and missions

Internship: Mandatory
Duration: From 15 weeks to 6 months depending on the program
Internship abroad: In France or abroad

This mention of master includes internships conventioned which are established between the university and the public or private establishments in which the students work. These courses are relatively short in 1st year MF and AAM (a TER of about 15 weeks of which the last 4 are full-time). This work leads to the writing of a dissertation and a defense. The goal of TER is to introduce students to the world of research. The internship in research laboratory or in a company is planned in 1st year MSIAM and SSD (4-6 months). It will be done in a research laboratory but also in a R & D department in a company. In the latter case, a teacher-researcher training tutore the course and ensures its smooth running. The internships of 2nd years (any course) last from 4 to 6 months. Each internship (research or professional) is attended by university staff.

A specific training policy is set up for the Erasmus Mundus BHC course: students enroll in this course at the two universities - at the UGA and at the University of Barcelona - simultaneously. Students who validate their semester 3 at the UGA do the master's course in Barcelona, ​​and vice versa.

In all cases, for the student, the choice of the mission in the company or research laboratory is validated by the leaders of the sector according to the educational objectives and the professional projects. A dissertation and a defense allow an academic jury to validate the internship.



Accredited organizational unit(s)

  • Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble
  • University of Savoie Mont Blanc

Access conditions

The first year master is open to students with a degree conferring the title of bachelor in a field compatible with the fields of the master, or with a validation of studies or of prior experience.

Admission to the second year's master  is selective. It is open to candidates who completed a first year master in the field.

Continuing education : You are in this situation if :

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

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


The basic courses (between 40 and 50 ECTS) are offered in French or English in the first year of the Master.

For research-oriented courses: body of general research-related competencies
- formulate a problem, establish a state of the art, estimate the feasibility, and the impact of a resolution of problem, establish, follow a strategy. Skills are acquired during TER, projects and internships research in M1 and M2 (> 30 ECTS).

Discovery of the socio-economic world offered to all students through introductory modules to the company, project and industrial internships (at least 36 ECTS for career paths), the business forum (presentation of ~ 40 companies, interviews, tables rounds ...) and thematic conferences given by industry.

All students also have access to language courses (English or French as a foreign language depending on their level, 6 ECTS)


Program director

Didier Piau

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Christophe Picard

christophe.picard @

Program administration

Service de formation UFR IM2AG

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