Integrated Master-PhD Track

Applying for one of our Master of Science (MSc) programmes and looking to maximise your potential for an international career in a leading academic institution or company? Take a look at our Integrated Master-PhD Track

Centrale Nantes offers high-potential students the opportunity to join our 'two plus three'-year Integrated Master-PhD Track. This track draws on the areas of excellence of our research institutes and our existing MSc programmes to bring together two years of Master's studies and three years at PhD level.

Years one and two are designed to equip students with the skills and facilities they need to tackle a challenging research project alongside their MSc courses.

After successful completion of the Master's degree, students on this track would naturally progress towards PhD studies within the school, subject to final acceptance by the ad hoc committee and the award of a PhD grant.

At a glance

  • Integrated two-year Master's plus three-year PhD programme*
  • Fully taught in English
  • Reinforced research activities right from year one: research projects, access to research facilities
  • Close supervision by a member of faculty
  • A choice of modules available within each Master's programme
  • First intake in September 2024
*NB Progression to PhD subject to conferment of the Master's degree, acceptance by the ad hoc committee and award of a PhD grant.
 

Our Master of Science (MSc) programmes eligible for the Integrated Master-PhD Track in 2024/25:

Civil Engineering

  • Materials and Structures in their Environment - C-ENG MSE
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Marine Technology

  • Hydrodynamics for Ocean Engineering - M-TECH HOE
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Control and Robotics

  • Advanced Robotics - CORO IMARO
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Signal Image and Processing

  • Signal and Image Processing - CORO SIP
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How to apply for the Integrated Master-PhD Track

A single admissions process applies to both the MSc programmes and the Integrated Master-PhD Track. On the eCandidat application platform simply select the MSc programme for which you are applying and indicate that you wish to be considered for the Integrated Master-PhD Track. Applicants will be considered for the MSc programme with and without the Integrated Master-PhD Track. Admission to the Integrated Master-PhD Track will be notified during semester one of the MSc programme.
 

Tuition fees and financing

Fees for non-European students:

  • Master 1 year: €10,000 *
  • Master 2 year: €6,000 for 2024-25 | €8,000 for 2025-26 **

Fees for European students:

€243 per year

Early Bird Applications
* A reduction of €1,500 for the M1 study year is granted to non European international students who apply during the first admissions round and make their first tuition payment within one month of being offered a place on the programme.
* A reduction of €500 for the M1 study year is granted to non European international students who apply during the second admissions round and make their first tuition payment within one month of being offered a place on the programme.
** A reduction of €1,500 for the M2 study year is granted to non European international students who apply during the first admissions round and make their first tuition payment within one month of being offered a place on the programme.
 

Scholarships

Different scholarships are available for students enrolling in a MSc Programme at Centrale Nantes:
 
  • Centrale Nantes Elite Scholarship
  • Government scholarships
  • Inter-government scholarships
  • Industry scholarships
  • Scholarships from organisations
  • European Programmes
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FAQ

What's the main difference between an Integrated Master-PhD Track and a Master of Science (MSc) Programme?

An MSc programme is taught over two years. After graduation MSc students can join the workforce or pursue to PhD studies.
The Integrated Master-PhD Track is a two plus three-year programme designed for high potential students looking to get maximum exposure to research activities during their Master's studies with a clear view to pursuing their studies at PhD level.

Is the course content the same for an Integrated Master-PhD Track and an MSc Programme?

The curriculum during the first two years of the Integrated Master-PhD Track is based on one of the corresponding MSc Programmes with the following differences:

  • One course per semester is replaced by a research module and supervised research project.
  • Each student will also have a limited choice of modules in order to tailor their studies towards their research project.
Is progression automatic from Master to PhD within the Integrated Master-PhD Track?

No. Progression to PhD is subject to conferment of the Master's degree, acceptance by the ad hoc committee and award of a PhD grant. The student is also free to pursue other avenues in academia or industry.

Can I apply for both an MSc and the Integrated Master-PhD Track?

A single admissions process applies to both the MSc programmes and the Integrated Master-PhD Track. On the eCandidat application platform simply select the MSc programme for which you are applying and indicate that you wish to be considered for the Integrated Master-PhD Track. Applicants will be considered for the MSc programme with and without the Integrated Master-PhD Track.

Published on June 19, 2023 Updated on May 13, 2024