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MSc Materials Science and Nanotechnology, 120 credits

Materials Physiscs

The Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) master's programme is a competitive education program that specialises students in the area of new materials. The big leap of advances in modern technologies and products in recent decades relies to a large extent on the development of materials science and technology.

The 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 implementations and applications of materials in electronics and photonics involve nano-scaled physics, molecular electronics and non-linear optics etc.

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science with a major in Applied Physics or Physics
Language: English
Duration: Two years, 120 credits
Pace of study: Full-time
Campus: Linköping
Application code: LIU-91115
Application period: 17 Oct - 15 Jan
Start date: August / September

Tuition fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year

More about tuition fees

Programme specific requirements

Applicants are expected to have:

  • a bachelor's degree in physics, applied physics, materials science, electronic engineering, or equivalent.
  • at least 20 ECTS credits in mathematics or applications of mathematics including courses in calculus, linear algebra, vector calculus, Fourier transform and differential equations.
  • at least 20 ECTS credits in physics including courses in mechanics, wave physics, modern physics, electromagnetism, and thermal and statistical physics.

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.

Read more about entry requirements and the application process.


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Last updated: 2014-08-18