• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The joint Master's programme in Polymer Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a collaboration between the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.

You will get to study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. You graduate with a double master’s degree from the two universities. Nordic Five Tech is a strategic alliance consisting of:

  • Aalto University in Finland
  • Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Polymer Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The programme provides a solid base in the chemistry and physics of organic materials, as well as their connection to real-life applications. A broad range of courses and specialisations allows students to customise their own degree profile enabling the focus on individual areas of interest. Students will learn of design, synthesis, characterisation, production and development of polymeric materials throughout the duration of the degree programme. 

The material group includes plastics, rubber, composites, paper, wood and other biological materials; students will be able to handle questions pertaining to the choice of raw materials (renewable versus fossil), and the choice of production processes, material combinations and manufacturing methods to achieve the desired characteristics in the finished product. Great emphasis is placed on environmental issues, such as environmentally-friendly material production and development of sustainable materials.

The curriculum covers a broad scope of topics providing students with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of polymer technology and related areas. The first year contains the basics of polymer science and selective courses to prepare students for the second year study track. Each university provide one study track designed to broaden the students knowledge in a specific area. The tracks are Biomaterial science (Aalto University), Advanced materials (Chalmers), Polymer engineering (DTU), Macromolecular materials (KTH) and Industrial processes (NTNU).

Careers

Career opportunities for students from this programme are broad and international. The programme is closely related to many important industries – the paper and forest industry, plastics, medical technology and packaging industry. Material expertise is also needed in many other sectors, from transport to the coatings industry and electronics. Graduates will also be well-placed for further studies on PhD level.

Programme Structure

The Nordic Master in Polymer Technology is a collaboration between five universities with five study tracks covering polymer technology from different perspectives. In each study track the students get a background in polymer chemistry and polymer physics. Depending on the study track the students get specific skills in their chosen innovative polymer technology engineering topic.

The two years are split between two universities. 

Course Tracks:
  • Advanced materials
  • Biomaterials science
  • Industrial processes
  • Macromolecular materials
  • Polymer engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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General Requirements

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in Chemistry or closely related subject including courses in:

  • Chemistry or closely related subject corresponding to at least 50 ECTS credits.
  • Mathematics, Numerical analysis and Computer science corresponding to at least 20 ECTS credits.
Programme specific documents

In addition, the following set of documents is required for the Master's programme in Macromolecular Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Relevant work experience, if any

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14947 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the year spent at KTH is SEK 155,000. 
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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