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Most of the mathematicians at the Camille Jordan Institute teach at University or in Engineering Schools. They contribute to a wide education offer in mathematics, at all the levels of the higher education system.

Main features

  • Undergraduate studies start right after the baccalauréat; students can prepare for a bachelor degree in mathematics or/and admission contests of engineering schools; curricula also include various optional modules in physics, mechanics, economy, biology.
  • Students from `classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles’ (CPGE) can be admitted in the second or third year depending on their earlier results.
  • Students from nearby engineering schools can take the bachelor degree in mathematics in parallel.
  • Graduate studies include two masters in mathematics (`mention Mathématiques et applications’ or `Mathématiques appliquées, statistique’); students are required to have passed a bachelor degree in mathematics or to already be studying in an engineering school.
  • Students can prepare for teachers hiring contests (CAPES, agrégation),
  • Research training, starting at undergraduate level for the most skilled students,
  • More than 80 faculty members officially allowed to advise doctoral students.

Career opportunities in the field of mathematics

  • Becoming a teacher after passing a contest (professeur des écoles, CAPES, or agrégation).
  • Researcher or professor after a master degree and a doctoral thesis. NB In order to apply for a permanent professor position, it is mandatory to be officially `qualified’ (see the French Ministry of Education website for more information on the procedure)
  • Mathematical engineer (statistics, computer science, scientific computing,…) with a master degree or a mathematically oriented engineer degree, and work in the pharmaceutical or chemical industry, the banking sector and more generally the tertiary sector, the major institutions of public and private research, etc.

More information (in French) in the ONISEP booklets:

Various degrees at a glance

At University

Please be aware that master degrees will change starting from 2016, Fall.

In engineering schools

Doctoral training