MSc Materials Physics and Nanotechnology, 120 credits
Degree: Master of Science with a major in Applied Physics or Physics.
The Material Physics and Nanotechnology (MPN) master's programme specialises students in the area of physics of new materials. The applications and importance of advanced materials in today’s technology is best exemplified by the highly purified semiconductor crystals, which are the basis of the "electronic age". Future applications in electronics and photonics include nano-scaled physics, molecular electronics and non-linear optics etc.
With support from a number of internationally known research divisions at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), the MPN programme has been established with some distinct features. These features offer students interdisciplinary education and training in solid state fundaments and materials in the following profiles:
- electronic materials and devices
- surface and nano-sciences
- computational physics
- organic/molecular electronics and sensor.
The first year of study consists mainly of mandatory courses, such as: Nanotechnology, Quantum Mechanics, Surface Physics and Physics of Condensed Matter. These courses provide students with a solid knowledge foundation necessary to understand advanced materials research. Moreover, through the courses Experimental Physics and Analytical Methods in Materials Science, students will be given extensive training for skills to operate advanced instruments and equipment used in the R&D of new materials today.
Starting from the second semester a large variety of elective courses is offered in close collaboration with the research activities at IFM. The purpose of these courses is to give students a broad perspective of today’s materials science, as well as links to applications in semiconductor technology, optoelectronics, bioengineering (biocompatibility), chemical and biosensors, and mechanical applications for high hardness and elasticity. Students will also be instructed through the in-depth CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate) type of project courses to develop abilities for creative thinking and problem solving. These are achieved through participating in investigative activities such as: brain storming, designing and decision making, solution implementation and final operation etc., via a practical engineering project.
The fourth semester is devoted to the thesis work with a topic chosen and carried out within the research groups at IFM or relevant industries in the area of materials science and nanotechnology. The graduates of the MPN programme will be prepared for academic or industry careers in materials-related research and development.
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Applicants are expected to have:
- a bachelor's degree in Physics or equivalent
- at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics or applications of mathematics including calculus, linear algebra, vector calculus and complex functions
- knowledge from basic physics courses such as: Mechanics, Wave Physics, Modern Physics, Electromagnetism, and Thermal and Statistical Physics etc.
The specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if:
- the average grade is in the lower third of the grading scale used in the country where the degree was awarded (i.e. grades have to be average/pass level or above, the equivalent to the Swedish grade "Godkänd")
- the degree does not qualify for admission to equivalent master's programmes in the country where the degree is awarded.
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Application period opens october 2013
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- Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees
- All others: 140,000 SEK (approx. 20,000 USD/ 15,000 Euro) per academic year
Wei-Xin Ni, professor
+46 13 28 24 74
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Last updated: 2013-02-20