Applications are invited for the

International Master of Research course
in Solid Earth Sciences


Institut de Physique du Globe Paris (IPGP)

IPGP, one of leading Earth Science Institutes in the world has decided to start an International Master of Research in Solid Earth Sciences at advanced level.

The new Master's course is for one year, from September to June, and is set up at the second year of the European Master level. It will consist of the courses taught in the Fall Term, between September and December, and six months of research, January-June. Courses will be in several disciplines of solid earth geophysics, explorations geophysics, geochemistry and related fields. The curriculum includes strong theoretical training combined with the development of computing and analytical skills. Creative thinking and complex problem solving will be the main focus of the teaching. The research project will be carried out at IPGP as well as in industry partners. Each student will receive a fellowship.

The objective of this Master course is to train top-level earth scientists, who will go-on to carry out research either in academia (Ph.D.) or in industry. Several Ph.D. Fellowships will be available for the graduating students.

The courses will be taught by internationally renowned scientists who are actively engaged in research from IPGP, Shell, CGGVeritas and Schlumberger.

Requirements: Minimum four years of undergraduate/master's degree either in mathematics/physics/geoscience, or engineering with a strong interest in solid Earth sciences and computing. Fluency in English is required.

Fellowship: 1000 euros per month for 10 months

Teaching language: English

Maximum number of students: 10

Deadline for application: 28 February, 2018 (International students) and 30 May, 2018 (European students)

Application Procedure: Email a CV with a letter of application to Ms Marie Dominique Rocheron ( Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, 1 rue Jussieu, 75238 Paris France. Please request two referees to email recommendation letters directly to the above address.

For more information: Contact Professor Alexandre Fournier ( Tel: +33 1 83957475) or Professor Satish Singh (, Tel: +33 1 83957658

posted: 30 November 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.