Networks specialization (M2), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
  • French
University rank #39 ,
The Networks specialization (RES) trains communication network specialists, capable not only of controlling today's communication systems, but also of designing and developing tomorrow's systems. It thus has the purpose of giving students theoretical, technical and practical knowledge of the network sector and providing them with insights into technological developments.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The RES specialization tackles highly practical and very current issues such as network security, mobility and wireless and thus assures professional opportunities to its students for professions linked to engineering, architecture and network consultancy and auditing. Since networks are to be found everywhere, business sectors are many and range from operators and service providers, manufacturers, equipment suppliers and integrators as well as large users (transport, energy, aeronautics, banks etc) and public bodies. The specialization also tackles more prospective fields linked to research carried out in partner laboratories into automatically organized networks, content networks, complex networks, metrology, modeling and security. The specialization's tuition trains future network specialists, both engineers and researchers.

Programme Structure

The RES specialization mainly uses the expertise of the following institutions:
  • the Computer Science Laboratory of Pierre and Marie Curie University (LIP6),
  • the Information Processing and Communication Laboratory (LTCI) of TELECOM ParisTech formerly ENST (for the RES specialization, the Master's is awarded jointly with TELECOM ParisTech)
  • the school of engineering in IT, management and accounting (ITESCIA), a higher-education establishment run by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris

The RES specialization is organized around a single theme, networks, with a professional or research purpose. In the first year, it is organized jointly with the other specializations of the degree. The students therefore take the courses shared with other specializations.

For the second year, before the start of semester S3, the students are asked to choose their direction, either professional or research. The RES specialization is particular in offering a work/study program which enables students to experience the work environment directly during their M2 year.

Students thus have the choice of 3 programs in M2:
  • professional with a work/study program (ALT)
  • professional with no work/study program (PRO)
  • research (RECH)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

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  • The RES specialization is mainly intended for graduates of a Bachelor of computer science (or equivalent diploma). However, admission to M1 and M2 will be possible for applicants in continuing training, applying within the Validation of Experience provision (VAE) and in the second year of the Master's degree, for students having undertaken their first year of a master's degree in another French university or for students holding an engineering degree and wishing to specialize. As part of inter-establishment agreements, it may also accept into M2 student engineers undertaking their final school year.
  • The prerequisites for admission to the Master's degree concern the knowledge and concepts acquired during the computer science degree. They are focused on the basic network concepts, but good knowledge of operating systems and programming techniques (local and distributed applications) are also required. Furthermore, basic notions of computer hardware architecture are recommended.

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