Aix-Marseille University



AMU, Aix-Marseille University, is the largest Frenchspeaking University. It gathers 72,000 students pursuing initial education or vocational training. 10,000 of our students come from abroad. We teach all disciplines: arts, humanities, languages and human sciences, law and political sciences, economics and management, healthcare, science and technology, education, etc. We award Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s, Master’s of Science, Master’s of Engineering, and PhD degrees but also technical university diplomas and healthcare diplomas.


Aix-Marseille University counts 130 research laboratories, most of which are run jointly with national research organizations. Our fi ve major fi elds of expertise are energy, environmental and universe sciences, life and health sciences, advanced science and technology, and human and social sciences.


Transdisciplinarity and technology transfer are the major development areas to achieve both our international and national ambitions.




Aix-Marseille is recognized for the excellence of its research. The funding agreement of A*Midex (Aix-Marseille Initiative of Excellence) was approved by the French Government on April 5, 2012. This ranks us among the eight French Clusters of Excellence recognized by an international panel of experts.




The Campus Program is a government-funded project which aims at supporting 12 world-class university clusters in France with exceptional grants. Aix-Marseille University was one of the prize-winners of this program and was awarded €500M by the French government itself, €34M for immediate operations, and €300M from local authorities and organizations. These grants enable us to renovate and revitalize the Aix-Marseille and Luminy campuses, among others.




The MS in Nuclear energy at Aix-Marseille University aims at meeting the needs in highly-skilled personnel for the international development of civilian nuclear power. The program covers several scientifi c disciplines and various fields of activity applied to nuclear fi ssion and fusion: physics, mechanics, and materials and process engineering. We focus on the acquisition of skills with modern modeling and experimentation techniques so that our students can choose between several career paths such as design engineering, research, or project management. Potential employers are companies such as EDF, AREVA, ENGIE, CEA, IRSN, and engineering and services companies in the field of energy. We offer six second-year majors:

  • Nuclear physics and neutronics,
  • Thermal mechanics and thermal hydraulics for nuclear systems,
  • Materials for nuclear applications,
  • Process engineering applied to nuclear power,
  • International projects engineering for nuclear instrumentation,
  • Fusion sciences.


Classes directly or indirectly related to nuclear power are also proposed in other Master’s degrees offered at the university such as the MS’ in Materials, Process engineering, Instrumentation, and Energy law and governance.



  • 72,000 students
  • 19 university departments
  • 130 research laboratories
  • 4,600 tenured professors, teachers, and researchers
  • 3,650 PhD students –