Made possible by a collaboration between the Ecole Normale Supérieure, MINES ParisTech, the Observatoire de Paris, the EPHE and the ESPCI Paris, this Master Geosciences « Sciences of the Earth and planets, environment » of the University PSL offers state-of-the-art training in the fields of Earth science, Meteorology, Oceanography, Climate science and Biogeoscience, as well as their applications for Environmental science both on Earth and in Space.
It hosts about 20 students, including ENS students. Enrollment in Master in 2021 will be open for the 1st year (M1) and 2nd year (M2) for university students who will be selected based on the provided application materials followed by an oral interview.
The course sets the foundation for the sciences of the planet and provides students with the disciplinary elements that will enable them to move towards top-level research in the specialization of their choice, or to areas of the future industry. It prepares students to tackle key themes such as climate change, the reduction of natural risks, sustainable natural resources and the energy transition.
The master is devoted to:
Admission is a selective process in which we seek to identify students who are highly motivated by geoscience research professions and who are able to benefit from training at the highest level. We are particularly interested in students who wish to develop original and innovative professional projects in the field of geosciences.
Some PhD Track grants are proposed by PSL. They cover the funding of 5-year study, from the master to the PhD. Caution, application deadline is fixed to february 7th! https://psl.eu/en/news/call-applications-psl-phd-track-grants-2021
Additionaly two types of financial support are offered by PSL’s Earth Sciences and Biodiversity Graduate Program. These are two housing grants, amounting to € 1,900, and a master’s grant amounting to € 10,000. These scholarships are offered to M1 and M2 students, and will be allocated as a priority during the 1st application session. Obtaining a scholarship in M1 does not automatically means it is obtained for the M2. These scholarships will be awarded on merits. To apply, the candidate must provide a letter explaining how obtaining a grant will allow the candidate to lead his.her project. This letter must also explicit the grants already obtained by the candidate, including grants based on social criteria.
The selection procedure is done in two steps:
Link to the admission webpage for the Master 1: https://univ-psl.force.com/Candidature/s/candidater?trainCode=M1STEPE
Link to the admission webpage for the Master2 : https://univ-psl.force.com/Candidature/s/candidater?trainCode=M2STEPE
The application materials must include:
At the end of the 1st stage evaluations, the selected candidates are contacted for an interview. The objective of the oral examination is to determine the motivation and scientific abilities of the candidates.
Candidates from the L3 geosciences are not subject to this second stage.
This oral will include:
This oral could be made with videoconference.
To apply for the 1st (M1) or 2nd (M2) year of the master, there will be two admission phases in 2021.
For any question or for additional information, please send by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org