Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology

University of Oslo

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology programme of the University of Oslo is an interdisciplinary course in physics and chemistry. Teaching has a comprehensive focus on functional groups with options for specialising in synthesis, characterisation and modelling.


A brief description of the programme

The Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology programme of the University of Oslo is for those who wish to understand the interaction between structure and characteristics, and who wish to contribute to the development of functional materials for use in energy production and storage, improved energy efficiency, and for electronics and advanced sensors.

The programme provides in-depth competence in the crossover between physics and chemistry and equips graduates to contribute to interdisciplinary solutions in product development and global challenges in the future. The programme will qualify you for work in fields related to either chemistry or physics, but also enable you to participate in larger projects where both physics and chemistry are important. Most of our graduates find employment in research and development within the private sector or at research centres and universities, often subsequent to a PhD research degree.

Career opportunities

The master's programme, in particular with a 60-credit thesis, qualifies you for further PhD studies in materials science, and depending on your field of specialisation, also in associated fields in physics and chemistry.

If you take an additional one-year teacher training programme, you will also become qualified to teach at secondary schools or colleges.

A number of former students have become entrepreneurs and have founded their own companies. An interdisciplinary background opens up many opportunities.

Advanced materials, sustainable energy solutions and nanotechnology are focus areas in business and research. A master's degree in Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology will pave the way for interesting employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Mechanical Modelling of Nano Materials
  • Nanophysics
  • Nano-chemistry
  • Safety and Physical Environment
  • Positive Learning Environment
  • Fire Safety

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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