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Materials Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Turin, Italy
The Master's degree in Materials Science at University of Turin aims to provide a firm grounding in the chemical, physical and technological behaviour of a vast range of materials with emphasis on modern advances in the field. 


Students are trained to understand the properties of materials in current use and encouraged to develop original ideas for creating new materials which satisfy the requirements of society and world markets (i.e. cheap, safe, recyclable and with minimum negative impact on the environment). 

The Master's degree in Materials Science from University of Turin delivers advanced and integrated theoretical and practical training across the following interdisciplinary areas: chemistry and physics of solids, materials production, manufacturing and testing, with special attention to the characterization and modelling of material structures and properties. 

All lectures and examinations for the Master's degree are conducted in English.

Education in Materials Science

The Master's Degree offers an education in Materials Science based on fundamental knowledge but also informed by strong connections with advanced technology sectors. The emphasis of the course is on the main concepts related to materials synthesis, characterization, simulation, properties and applications, both from a theoretical and practical point of view. 

Chemical and physical properties of solids are for their bulk, surface and interface properties; the engineering and production technologies of materials, the characterization and simulation of microstructures, the role of raw materials in manufactured products are taught. 

In addition, the Master's introduces students to the environmental and economic impact of materials production and manufacturing highlighting the importance of materials' lifecycle and sustainability in modern society.

Job Placement

The University's Job Placement Service has been established in order to help its students and new graduated (who held their university degree within 12 months) to enter the labour market. The service operates on two levels: through the Job Placement offices in the individual Schools and Departments and through the central Job Placement office at the Students' Rights office.

As a whole, the Job Placement Service serves an intermediary function, at once helping students in their careers choices and in making preliminary contact with companies and helping companies, public bodies and international institutions to find and choose students and recent graduates. The Schools and Departments Job Placement Offices display employment and internship opportunities on websites (university or other) and notice boards and through presentations given by interested companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  • Physics (Quantum Mechanics; Solid State Physics)
  • Polymeric Materials 
  • Advanced Crystallography 
  • Physical Chemistry 
  • Analytical Chemistry for Material Science
  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Metallurgy
  • Organic Materials
  • Selection and use of materials

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Applicants for admission onto the Master's Degree in Materials Science must be in possession of a Bachelor's Degree, obtained in Italy or abroad, in one of the following subjects: Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics or Industrial Engineering. 
  • Knowledge of English is strictly required and applicants are also expected to have basic Information Technology (IT) skills (e.g. text elaboration, use of datasheets, etc.). 
  • Applicants will be asked to attend an interview before their place on the Master's course can be confirmed. This is in order to verify that they possess the required level of knowledge.

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee is depending on ISEE.

Living costs for Torino

  • 660 - 980 EUR/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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