M.Sc. On Campus

Physical and Chemical Sciences - Materials Physics

24 months
12000 EUR/year
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In the Physical and Chemical Sciences - Materials Physics programme at the University of Turku, you will become an expert in the research and development of new materials in biomedical or electronic applications.  


In the Physical and Chemical Sciences - Materials Physics programme at the University of Turku, 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 the theoretical basis of materials physics, you will also learn to use 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.

Job Options 

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 for example as:

  • quality managers in large companies,
  • R&D engineers in biotech and materials companies,
  • security engineers at nuclear power plants.

Programme Structure

Recent 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

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

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 section on track-specific admission requirements for detailed degree requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

775 - 1128 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • The University of Turku supports merited and motivated students with generous scholarships. Scholarships are offered for both Bachelor’s and Master’s level studies, for students who are subject to tuition fees.
  • The scholarships are awarded based on academic merits. Applying for a scholarship is simple: just indicate “yes” to the appropriate question on your online application form for the programme.

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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