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Master' s degree in Physics

M2 Photonics

This Master’s degree (M2 PHOTONICS) proposes a specialization in Photonics, integrating the basic principles of physics and technologies necessary to comprehend this field.

From Telecommunications to Medical Imagery and Renewable Energies, Photonics plays a major role in the design of components and systems for today and tomorrow. Photonics has been chosen by the European Commission as a key technology in the 21st Century.

Four graduate engineering schools , ENIB (École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Brest),  ENSSAT Rennes, INSA  Rennes and Télécom Bretagne – and two universities, the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) and the Université de Rennes I – have joined up to offer advanced training in Optics via this Master in Photonics, simultaneously at Brest, Lannion and Rennes: Optical Telecommunications, Optical Nanotechnology, Photonics for Life and the Environment.

This Master benefits from the expertise of the CNRS laboratories of the jointly approved establishments.

This Master has over 10 years experience in the teaching of Photonics and the use of the latest digital technologies for teaching (training supported by the Digital Campus Plan and the UEB).

Entrance requirements

This training is open to students who have acquired :

  • 1st year Master in Physics, Applied Physics, Science of Materials or Physical Sciences
  • 2nd year in Magistere Physics of Materials
  • 4th year student engineer INSA
  • An equivalent diploma obtained in France or abroad

Level required : sound knowledge of Physics (Optical Physics, Electromagnetism, Signal Processing, Solid-State Physics) and 60 ECTS credits at M1. M1 can be waivered after a 4th year at graduate engineering school (INSA, ENNSAT, ENIB, Télécom Bretagne) or validation of previous experience (VKE – Validation of Knowledge through Experience etc).


Application files for this Master by Research are to be sent by June 7, 2019 to the secretary of the Master’s degree

INSA Rennes
Aurore GOUIN - Secrétariat des Masters - Service Recherche
20 avenue des Buttes des Coësmes - CS 70839
35708 Rennes Cedex 7

Or by e-mail to:

NB : There is no M1 at INSA Rennes and thus applications are only received at an M2 level. Decisions on acceptance are made after examination of the candidate’s application file (beginning of July). > Registration


Your contact for this Master

Rozenn PIRON

Please note

Jointly approved establishments
INSA Rennes
École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie (ENSSAT)
Université de Rennes 1
École nationale d'ingénieurs de Brest (ENIB)
Télécom Bretagne
Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO)

Host Laboratories
FOTON-INSA, Fonctions Optiques pour les Technologies de l'information, INSA Rennes (UMR CNRS 6082)
Laboratoires de Télécom Bretagne
Laboratoire de Spectrométrie et Optique Laser, UBS
Laboratoire de Recherche en Électronique Signal, Optronique, Télécommunications (Reso) de Brest

Associated platform
Nano-Rennes : nano-rennes.insa-rennes.fr ; plate-forme de technologie de proximité nano-rennes
PERFOS : www.perfos.com
Persyst : persyst.foton.cnrs.fr ; Platform for Evaluation and Research on optical telecommunication SYSTems
PIXEL : pixel.univ-rennes1.fr ; Plate-forme d'Imagerie multi(X)photonique Etendue Large