ISFIN - Master Plasma and Fusion

At the heart of an exceptional research site in fusion sciences, this master's degree will provide you with a solid background in fundamental physics combined with a strong specialization in fusion sciences and technologies.

Objectives of the master

The objective of the first year (M1) is to give a high level training in fundamental physics covering a vast domain, with an introduction to plasma and fusion sciences.

The objective of the second year (M2) is to develop and strengthen one's knowledge in fusion and plasma sciences through common courses, and to specialize in "Magnetic Confinement Fusion" or in "Plasma Physics and Technology" through elective courses.

You want more information on the content of the courses ? download the list of the master courses and their content in the right column, above

Work and study program during the master second year

Work and study program is available in the second year of the master. Courses are identical to the standard program but with an adapted schedule to allow you working in an industry or a research laboratory in the field of plasma physics (fusion, cold plasmas, charged fluids) at the same time. Many governmental organizations, start-ups or large companies are likely to welcome you (CEA, Rio Tinto, APREX solutions...)

You are interested? Contact the person in charge of the work-study program (contact opposite) and download the information document in the right-hand column, above

The advantages of the master

  • The first year of the Master's program includes a 2-month internship in a laboratory in order to take a first step into the world of research. The second year includes a 4 to 6-month internship
  • The second year can also be done as a work-study program in an industry or a research laboratory.
  • The second year includes a one-month grouping at the WEST tokamak site at CEA Cadarache for practical work. All the students of the national federation "Formation aux sciences de la fusion et des plasmas chauds" (Paris, Nancy, Bordeaux, Marseille) and of the Erasmus Mundus Fusion EP master's program meet each other.
  • Both years include seminars and lectures given by fusion researchers from ITER, CEA Cadarache or the University of Aix Marseille, and site visits (ITER, CEA...)
  • Possibility of international mobility grants for internships abroad, many research laboratories welcome interns at AMU
  • Numerous opportunities for thesis work at AMU and with our national and international partners

Practical information on the Master's program

  • Scholarship opportunities for foreign students. All information here
  • You will find all the information concerning registration here
  • Courses are given on the Saint Charles campus (city center) in M1 and on the Saint Jérôme campus in M2

The master in sounds and images

TP Plasma
TP plasma, crédit photo @ISFIN
ITER visit Nov 2021
ITER visit, Nov 2021, crédits photo@ISFIN
ITER visit Nov 2021 The assembly hall
ITER Visit Nov 2021, the assembly hall, crédits photo@ISFIN

Presentation of the grouping at Cadarache around the WEST tokamak:


    Regroupement Cadarache1 Regroupement Cadarache 2
    Regroupement Cadarache 3 Regroupement Cadarache 4
    Video and image credits @CEA-ROUX


    Contact information


    Matteo Faganello: in charge of the Plasma and Fusion section of the master

    Serge Lazzarini: in charge of the fundamental physics track of the master

    Olivier Agullo: in charge of the work and study program