Centred around organic- and inorganic chemistry, polymers and nanotechnology we train you in how to use these tools in tweaking molecules to give materials specific properties. This could range from high temperature corrosion resistant materials and materials for catalysts in a chemical process or in cars to nanomaterials that have unique traits and precision targeted pharmaceuticals.
Evolving fields where materials chemistry stands for great opportunities are e.g. biodegradable detergents, solvent free paints, polymers made of renewable recourses, polymer based solar panels and diodes, thermoelectric materials that transfers heat to electricity and handling complex emissions from fuel efficient engines that rely on biofuels instead of fossil fuels.
The Materials Chemistry programme at the Chalmers University of Technology provides you with an engineering education within the materials field where emphasis is on synthesis, chemical characterisation, physical and chemical properties and applications, and top down chemical nano manufacturing. There is also a close connection to industrially relevant materials, including both present products and the materials of the future.
Scientists, in industry or academia, and engineers in materials science are active in fields ranging from fundamental materials development to application of materials technology in products and processes. Sweden has cutting edge research in characterisation, design and development of new materials.
There is thus a continuous need for materials engineers with a sound chemistry background within Swedish industry, such as automotive, rolling bearings, bioimplants, polymers, surface treatment, paint, packaging materials, hygiene and healthcare products and pharmaceuticals. In addition, sustainable engineering opens up more opportunities such as catalysis, recycling, biodegradable materials, tailored nanomaterials and corrosion resistant alloys.
Besides moving on as PhD-students, previous student have found positions at e.g. Komet, ST1, Emerson, Borealis, SP, Domsjö fabriker, Eka Chemicals, Mölnlycke Healthcare, Elasto Sweden AB, YKI, Tetra Pack, Intellego Technologies, Akzo Nobel, Oxeon, Vinci Technologies, Kronans droghandel, Iggesund paperboard, Volvo Cars, Alström Power, Forbo Forshaga.
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- Fundamentals of micro- and nanotechnology, Examination
- Solid state chemistry, Examination
- Applied organic molecular spectroscopy, Examination
- Applied organic molecular spectroscopy, Laboratory
- The synthesis, properties and structures of solid state materials, Examination
- Surface chemistry, Examination
- Polymer chemistry and physics, Examination
- Advanced organic chemistry, Examination
- Advanced organic chemistry, Laboratory
- Nanomaterials chemistry, Examination
- Nanoscience, Examination
- Materials characterisation and failure analysis, part A, Examination
- Materials characterisation and failure analysis, part B, Project
- Tailored materials and commercialisation aspects, part A, Examination
- Tailored materials and commercialisation aspects, part B, Project
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering Chemistry View 28 other Masters in Chemistry in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Bio Engineering
- Prerequistes: Mathematics (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis and Differential equations), Physical chemistry, Organic chemistry and Inorganic chemistry
- English Language Proficiency
The most common and important scores that are accepted are
- IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
- TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
- TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)
International14551 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14551 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- 140 000 SEK/ academic year;
Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Chalmers University of Technology offers numerous scholarship opportunities. Some of these are administered by the university itself and others by external institutions.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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