The programme provides knowledge of theoretical principles of materials science, testing and investigation methods and development and design of materials. Students' development projects are done in cooperation with scientific laboratories where they also perform the experimental part of their master’s thesis.
Why study materials science at the University of Tartu?
- Focus on developing and commercialising new materials and their applications.
- Each student joins a laboratory and takes part in the scientific work of the lab. You choose between the labs of the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Chemistry and Institute of Technology.
- An internship is a mandatory part of the studies.
- Professor Mikhail Brik belongs to the top 1% the most-cited scientists in the world (ESI 2020).
- After graduation, you can work as a specialist, developing materials in manufacturing enterprises, research institutions and laboratories. You can also start a business handling materials or continue your studies at the doctoral level.
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Materials Science module (30 ECTS):
- Theoretical Principles of Materials Science
- Development of Materials: Classes of Materials, Composites, New Materials and Design
- Testing and Investigation Methods in Materials Science
- Master's Seminar in Materials Science
Entrepreneurship module (15 ECTS):
- Technology Entrepreneurship Basic Course
- Seminar of Entrepreneurship
Elective courses (24 ECTS):
- Estonian for Beginners I, on the Basis of English, Level 0 > A1.1
- Classes and Technologies of Materials
- Practical Works in Physics of Materials I. Mechanics and Heat
Optional courses (6 ECTS)
- All courses available at the University of Tartu and other universities
Internship (15 ECTS)
Master's thesis (30 ECTS)
Hele Siimon PhD, Programme Director
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in science, technology, or engineering, encompassing at least 45 ECTS in mathematics, physics, chemistry, materials science or engineering
- English language proficiency
International5000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of .
National5000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of .
Tuition waivers and monthly stipends available.
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