The European Master Course Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion
(MESC) is designed to provide a two-year (120 ECTS) education program
in Materials Sciences and Electrochemistry within 7 universities in 5
countries : France (Marseille, Toulouse, Amiens), Poland
(Warsaw), Spain (Cordoba), USA (Philadelphia) and China (Xiamen).
MESC has been granted by the European Commission as an Erasmus
Mundus Master course. Erasmus Mundus supports European
top-quality Masters courses and enhances the visibility and
attractiveness of European higher education in third countries.
For students who join MESC it is also an opportunity to study
in a multicultural environment since our students come from all over
the world. That´s why classes are taught in English by professors and
researchers who interact through the European network of excellence
Alistore. We also provide upgrading in Eenglish to help everybody follow
classes. So, don´t hesitate, give energy to your studies and join MESC !
Semester 1 in France
Mandatory units taught in Toulouse or MarseilleTU1 General electrochemistry
TU2 Solid-state chemistry
TU3 Physical chemistry of materials : bonds, defects...
TU4 Language (English)
Optional units taught in ToulouseTU5 Application of surface treatment to the energy storage
TU6 Energy storage and conversion 1
Optional units taught in MarseilleTU7 Surface and interface analysis
TU8 Materials science and modelling
Semester 2 in Poland
Mandatory unitsTU9 Polymer electrolytes
TU10 Materials technology and fuel cells
TU11 Energy storage and conversion 2
TU13 Language (English)
Semester 3 in France or Spain
Mandatory units taught in Amiens or CordobaTU14 Structural investigation and characterization of materials
TU15 Thermal, structural, morphological analysis of materials
TU16 Materials at the nano scale
TU17 Energy sources & storage : demands & applications
TU18 Laboratory practice and bibliographic thesis
Optional units taught in CordobaTU19 Modern techniques for the synthesis of nanomaterials
TU20 Application of nanomaterials to energy storage & conversion
Optional units taught in AmiensTU21 Battery technology and benchmarking
TU22 Materials for hydrogen storage
Semester 4 : Internship
Six-month research trainig within laboratories of the European network of excellence Alistore
TU23 Master thesis oral defense and poster presentation
France propose a world-class higher education institutions in an international environment. The application process for international students is exactly the same as it is for french students but it's indispensable to contact with a platform “Etude in France” and the regional department of “Campus France” (a public institution in charge of promoting higher education and managing the reception and international mobility of students).
Higher education is thus provided by two main types of institution: universities and "grandes écoles". «Grandes écoles» are the most reputable of the French education system. To win admission students get in by competitive examination, the institutions are relatively small, and classes in them small too. French universities are open to all “bacheliers”, or a student whom has passed their baccalaureate, and it's also easier to apply for the university program.
It is necessary to point out that the European local or an international student have to complete the application process in its entirety, as well as submit all documentation at the time of submission so the procces suit to the ground for the students all over the world. Students are eligible for grants and other financial assistance from the governement to support study in France.
Different sources of funding:
Erasmus Mundus : For Third Country students (40000) and European students (17000)
Private scholarships: For Third Country students (20000) and European students (17000)