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.

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Study programme focus

The MSc programme in Physics and Nanotechnology from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) 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

Career opportunities

MSc graduates in Physics and Nanotechnology often find employment in the field of research and development in both major, well-established companies, in scientific research, and start-up businesses. As the examples show, there is a wide spectrum of job 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, Meggitt, 3Shape, Danish Technological Institute

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project Management
  • Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation in Engineering   
  • X-Tech Entrepreneurship   
  • Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams
  • Experimental Surface Physics

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

  • Students from the following BSc Eng Programme at DTU are entitled to admission to the MSc Eng programme in Physics and Nanotechnology:
  • Physics and Nanotechnology
  • In order to get the optimal benefit of the Master program, it is recommended that the elective parts of the bachelor program are used to build up the right prerequisites for the desired study plan.
  • Students from the following BSc Eng programmes at DTU:
  • General Engineering, Future Energy
  • Earth and Space Physics and Engineering
  • Mathematics and Technology
  • Electrical Engineering

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

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


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.

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