Physical and Chemical Sciences - Materials Physics is one of the four specialisation tracks of the Master’s Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences from the University of Turku . The other tracks of the programme are Astronomy and Space Physics, Materials Chemistry, and Theoretical Physics.
You will work in an active research group together with other students, post-docs and senior researchers on solving problems in e.g. energy efficiency and drug delivery. In addition to theoretical basis of materials physics, you will also learn to use the state-of-the-art research equipment with hands on courses.
Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including experimental, theoretical and numerical techniques to produce and analyse new physical projects.
The prospects for employment at relatively senior levels is excellent for those trained in the physical and chemical sciences. Thanks to the broad scope of the programme, the skills and knowledge developed as part of this education at the University of Turku provide many employment opportunities in different areas.
Our recent MSc’s work e.g. as quality managers in large companies, R&D engineers in biotech and materials companies, security engineers at nuclear power plants.
Programme StructureRecent examples of thesis titles in materials physics have been:
- Self-organised artificial pinning structure in small-scale YBCO films grown on an advanced IBAD-MgO based template
- Fabrication and characterisation of resistive memories based on Pr6Ca0.4MnO3
- Photoluminescence of thermally carbonized and wet-oxidized porous silicon
- Physical and chemical characterisation methods for metal powders used for additive manufacturing process
- Surface properties of GaN- and AlGaN-semiconductors and their modification
- Geometric corrections in computer tomography images
- Mass spectroscopy investigation of fragmentation of uridine and cytidine molecules
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering Physics View 18 other Masters in Physics in Finland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You are an eligible applicant for Master’s-level studies if
- you have a nationally recognized first cycle degree – normally a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education,
- your degree corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study,
- your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. Please check the programme page for detailed degree requirements.
International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
Tuition fee Free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, for citizens of non-EU/EEA countries €12,000/academic year
Living costs for Turku
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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