Master’s 1 – Mathematics


Initial course and ongoing training throughout life


five years of post-secondary education




2 semesters.

Course venue

Faculté des Sciences et Techniques
123 Avenue Albert Thomas 87060 LIMOGES CEDEX
Or at a partner university linked to the University of Limoges by an agreement (or other higher education establishment)

Contact details

M1 MATHS Supervisor


The first year of the Master’s in mathematics consists of two courses:

Both courses include training in the IT tools necessary for jobs referred to at the end of the second year, as well as the completion of the thesis. It is possible to change courses between the two semesters, subject to the agreement of the teaching teams. A certificate of mathematical proficiency may be issued to holders of 60 credits from the first year.


Solid foundation in the field of mathematics and proficiency in the use of IT tools. Experience of working in groups on projects.

Number of ECTS credits: 60

Registration fee

Approximately 480 euros (including social security).

Campus France

The University of Limoges belongs to the agency Campus France and the facility CEF (Centre pour les Études en France). International students who live abroad (outside the EU, excluding BGE/BGF [holders of scholarships awarded by the French government and foreign countries, respectively]), wishing to pursue their studies in Limoges, must file their applications with the agency Campus France. A Centre pour les Études en France exists in the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comores, Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Congo, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Syria (suspended), Taiwan, Tunisia, United States, Vietnam. The procedure is dematerialised: for more information, please click on the link below. Campus France website

Organisation of the curriculum

Part of the teaching in M1 is offered through distance learning and in English, supplemented by the TU of applied mathematics and/or applications of mathematics taught in the classroom. ——————————————————————————————————————————- Semester 1 Mandatory list Algebra Complexity and Calculability Finite Fields Introduction to Cryptology Programming and Algorithms Networks and systems Semester 1 Elective list (minimum: 2, maximum: 2) Numerical Optimisation Practical Advanced Statistical Tools Java language and OOP ——————————————————————————————————————————- Semester 2 Mandatory list English Arithmetic and number theory for cryptography Formal Calculation Correcting codes Introduction to research Semester 2 Elective list (minimum: 3, maximum: 3) Polynomial Systems Law and Project Management Security of Use of ICT Advanced Networks 2

Further studies

Master’s 2nd year