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Physics and Nanotechnology 

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The MSc programme in Physics and Nanotechnology from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) focuses on physics as the basis of modern technology. The gap between scientific research and technological breakthroughs is narrowing. Therefore there is a growing need for engineers who can combine solid scientific knowledge with extensive engineering skills.

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Study programme focus

The MSc programme in Physics and Nanotechnology covers a wide range of technological, theoretical, and experimental techniques in modern physics. 

The applications include various topics, such as the development of nanostructured materials with tailor-made electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical and chemical properties, manufacturing and integration of nano- and micro-components in systems design, modelling of complex biological systems, optical data processing and transfer, and the development of technologies for sourcing, storing, and converting sustainable energy—e.g. fuel cells and hydrogen technology.

In the course of the programme, you must carry out one or more experimental projects as part of a research group at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) . In this way, you will gain basic theoretical competencies and experience with experimental work. You can prepare your final thesis in collaboration with one of our research groups or industrial partners, and—of course—under the supervision of a DTU professor or lecturer.


The ‘Physics and Nanotechnology’ programme allows you to specialize in one of the six study lines:

  • Biophysics, Biosensors and Fluidics 
  • Physics and Nanotechnology for Sustainability and Energy
  • Nano-scale Materials Physics
  • Nanosystems Engineering
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Quantum Engineering

You should be aware, however, that the choice of courses in the students’ individual study plan offers a high degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study programme and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU.

Career opportunities

MSc graduates in Physics and Nanotechnology are typically employed in research and development departments in private and private organizations, such as:

  • Haldor Topsoe
  •  Foss
  • Novo Nordisk
  •  Oticon
  • Grundfos
  •  NIL Technnology
  •  Ticra
  • Sophion
  •  Bioscience

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Physics
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Innovation and Product Development
  • Experimental Surface Physics
  • Nanolithography
  • Quantum Information
  • Nanophotonics
  • Physics of Sustainable Energy

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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to a Master's degree program at DTU you must be either:

  • bachelor's degree in technical science or
  • diploma engineer or
  • bachelor in science.

The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.

The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.

Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Physics and Nanotechnology
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


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