M.Sc. On Campus

Macromolecular Materials

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

24 months
14570 EUR/year
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The Macromolecular Materials programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology equips students with comprehensive tools needed to understand the relationships between molecular structure and macromolecular and material properties. 


Students gain skills to develop future materials in areas such as advanced health care, energy production, green packaging and surface coatings. Graduates work in industry, start-up companies, consultant companies and research institutes.

The Macromolecular Materials programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides a solid base in the chemistry and physics of organic materials, as well as their connection to real-life applications. A broad range of courses allows students to customise their degree profile enabling them to focus on individual areas of interest. The programme also establishes excellent laboratory skills and is closely linked to research at the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology. Skills such as problem-solving and project work are developed and enhanced in many of the courses, as well as oral and written presentations.


Career opportunities for students from this programme are broad and international. Advanced skills in both fibre and polymer technology combined with a clear environmental focus provide an excellent basis for various careers in industry, government agencies and academia and graduates from the master programme are very attractive for many different industries such as the paper and forest, plastics, medical technology, pharmaceutical, coating and adhesive and packaging industry. Material expertise is also needed in many other sectors, ranging from transport to electronics.

Programme graduates can be found in traditional Swedish industry, in small start-up companies, consultant companies, governmental institutions, research institutes and universities. Graduates from the programmes have gone on to positions for example at Stora Enso, Holmen, Volvo Cars, IVL, AstraZeneca, Becker, Scania, Nynäs, BillerudKorsnäs, ABB, Medtronic, GE Healthcare, Pfizer, PRV, and RISE. Graduates from the programme work in all these sectors and are also well-placed for further studies as PhD students.  

The need for graduates with the competence offered by the programme will continue to be excellent and are projected to increase in the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science)
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials 
  • Nanostructured Materials 
  • Biomedical Materials
  • Corrosion and Surface Protection
  • Risk Analysis and Management for Chemical Engineers 
  • Surface Coatings Chemistry 
  • Pulp and Paper Processes 
  • Polymer Materials Processing

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor's degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in Chemistry or a closely related subject including courses in:

  • Chemistry or a closely related subject corresponding to at least 50 ECTS credits.
  • Mathematics, Numerical Analysis and Computer science corresponding to at least 20 ECTS credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14570 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29140 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 310,000.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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