Materials Science and Nanotechnology, M.Sc.

Materials Science and Nanotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
This Materials Science and Nanotechnology master's programme offered by the Linköping University   is a competitive programme, that provides students with specialist knowledge in the area of new materials. Huge advances in modern technology and products in recent decades have to a large extent relied on developments in this field.

About

The importance of advanced materials in today’s technology is best exemplified by the highly purified semiconductor crystals that are the basis of the electronic age. Future implementations and applications of materials in electronics and photonics involve such subjects as nano-scale physics, molecular electronics and non-linear optics.

With support from internationally competitive research activities in materials physics at Linköping University, the Materials Science and Nanotechnology programme has been established with distinct features that offer students high-level interdisciplinary education and training in fundamental solid state physics and materials science within the following areas:

  • Electronic materials and devices
  • Surface and nano-sciences
  • Theory and modelling of materials
  • Organic/molecular electronics and sensors.
Advanced equipment training

The programme emphasises the comprehension of scientific principles and the development of personal and professional skills in solving practical engineering problems. Studies begin with mandatory courses, including nanotechnology, quantum mechanics, surface physics and the physics of condensed matter, in order to provide students with a solid knowledge foundation for modern materials science and nanotechnology. Moreover, through courses in experimental physics and analytical methods in materials science, students gain extensive training in operating the advanced instruments and equipment currently used in the research and development of new materials.

In-depth CDIO courses

A variety of elective courses is offered from the second term onwards, many of them involving the use of cutting-edge technology. These courses give students a broad perspective of today’s materials science research and links to applications in semiconductor technology, optoelectronics, bioengineering (biocompatibility), chemical sensors and biosensors, and mechanical applications for high hardness and elasticity. Students will also be instructed through in-depth CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate) project courses, to develop abilities in creative thinking and problem solving.

Students complete a thesis project in the area of materials science and nanotechnology, either with an in-house research group or the industry.

Career opportunities

The programme provides students with the knowledge and skills required for modern science and technology. Graduates will be prepared for careers within academia or the industry, in materials-related research and development. The research activities in materials science at Linköping University are strongly linked to cutting-edge technologies in the field. 

Therefore, the demand for talents in materials science and nanotechnology is large both in research institutes and industry. For example, wide-bandgap semiconductors, high-performance soft materials, as well as hybrid smart materials, are of great interest in Swedish and European industry.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Experimental Physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Fundamentals in Materials Science
  • Experimental Physics
  • Physics of Condensed Matter I
  • Surface Physics
  • Analytical Methods in Materials Science
  • Physics of Condensed Matter II
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Classical Electrodynamics
  • Analytical Methods in Materials Science
  • Optoelectronics
  • Thin Film Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Analytical Mechanics
  • Project Course in Physics - Design and Fabrication of Sensor Chip, CDIO
  • Additive Manufacturing: Tools, Materials and Methods
  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Quantum Dynamics
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • Project Course in Physics - Design and Fabrication of Sensor Chip, CDIO
  • Nano Physics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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    575

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in physics, applied physics, materials science, electronics engineering or equivalent. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university. 
  • 20 ECTS credits mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant for the programme including courses in calculus, linear algebra, vector calculus, Fourier transforms and differential equations.
  • 20 ECTS credits in physics including courses in mechanics, wave physics, modern physics, electromagnetism and thermal and statistical physics.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13074 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26148 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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252000 kr 

Living costs for Linköping

  • 7140 - 11270 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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