Research degrees

Centrale Nantes offers of a wide variety of Master of Science (MSc) programmes, which combine high-level theoretical training with valued professional skills. Our MSc graduates have the option to pursue a PhD in France or abroad. Five Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, recognized for their quality and excellence by the European Union, and three Advanced Masters (Masters Spécialisés ®) complete the Centrale Nantes offer.

In addition to the doctorate specialisation, the final year of the engineering programme offers students the possibility to undertake a research internship in one of the school’s research groups. This represents a key step towards the PhD, a real first professional experience in research.

What our PhD graduates say

  • Benoit H, PhD
    March 29, 2017
    "Centrale Nantes is, quite simply, at the cutting edge of innovation in many fields"
  • Mathieu I, PhD
    March 29, 2017
    "At Centrale Nantes, you can confidently prepare your career by taking advantage of an incredible diversity of tracks and activities to follow leading to real job satisfaction"
  • Mohamad A, PhD
    January 17, 2020
    "At Centrale Nantes I learnt how to work in a team to run successful projects."

Published on March 24, 2017 Updated on May 23, 2023