Master's Programme in Materials Science and Nanotechnology, 120 credits

This is a competitive programme providing you 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.

Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's Programme

Autumn 2019, Full-time, Linköping

Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's Programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2019, Full-time, Linköping

Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's Programme

Autumn 2020, Full-time, Linköping

Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's Programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2020, Full-time, Linköping

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, the programme has distinct features which offer 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. For a solid knowledge in the subject, you will begin with mandatory courses in nanotechnology, principles of materials science, surface physics, and the physics of condensed matter. Experimental physics and analytical methods in materials science provide extensive training in operating the advanced instruments and equipment currently used in R&D of new materials.

In-depth CDIO courses

A variety of elective courses is offered from the second semester onwards, many of them involving the use of cutting-edge technology. These courses give you a broad perspective of current 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. You will also be instructed through in-depth CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate) project courses, to develop your 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.

Syllabus and course details
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A detailed syllabus, curriculum and information on courses, including literature, can be found in our study information database via the link below. For entry requirements and tuition fees, please click the ”Admission requirements” tabs at the top of the page.

Webinar
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Are you seeking in-depth information about this programme? Watch our webinar with Professor Wei-Xin Ni and student Sibbir Bin Siddique. They talk about entry requirements, the programme structure, teaching methods, CDIO projects, related research, the master’s thesis, and scholarships.

Career opportunities
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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. Research activities in materials science at Linköping University are strongly linked to cutting-edge technologies in the field. Therefore, demand for talents in materials science and nanotechnology is large in research institutes and industry alike. Wide-bandgap semiconductors, high-performance soft materials, as well as hybrid smart materials, are of great interest to Swedish and European industry.

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Application & admission
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