Students are free to construct their program according to their interests, but must comply with the following constraints:
all students must have followed the 5 first courses above either as part of their M1 or as part of their M2;
students who are not involved in the joint master (i.e. who did not take the M1 courses at ETH Zürich) must comply with the rules governing Master's studies at IP Paris, which require the validation of at least 60 ECTS per year, well-balanced between the two semesters. This rule is replaced by the following more flexible one for the students of the joint master (and only for them): 120 ECTS must be validated over the two years; among them, at least 55 must be validated in each institution.
if a course offered at IP Paris has already been validated as part of the M1 (example: QFT2), it can be taken again, but the credits cannot be taken into account a second time.
Programs built with courses that sum up to more than 30 ECTS are also possible (and encouraged). In that case, only exams among the optional courses with the best grades will be taken into account.
The Master's thesis will allow students to conduct research on their own, in a well structured way and on an advanced level. The topic of the Master thesis will be in the domain of High Energy Physics. It will last for 4 to 5 months depending on the optional courses taken.