Our society is currently facing major challenges in the areas of energy, medicine, ecology, construction and transportation. For further advancements in these key areas, it has become crucial to discover and develop novel functional materials.
The International Master program Chemistry and Physics of Materials offered at the Department of Chemistry and Physics of Materials (CPM) prepares students for these important issues. It is opened to students from all countries and different scientific backgrounds and is taught in English.
It is focused on the synthesis, characterization and processing of synthetic and naturally-occurring functional materials. Through both fundamental and applied science courses, this program provides students with a complete understanding of the influence that the physical, chemical and biological properties of materials can have over their integration within functional devices and real-life applications. Students enrolled in this program will gain a well-rounded education in materials science and engineering that meets the needs of industry and academia.
Studying in Salzburg
The Austrian city of Salzburg is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city is surrounded by mountains on its Western and Southern border providing a perfect location for hiking, skiing and mountaineering. It is well-known for its cultural life as well as for being the central location of the Sound of Music movie.
No tuition fees
No tuition fees are required for students coming from the European Union. Third-country nationals are charged tuition fees of € 726.72 per semester. A small obligatory activity fee (currently € 18.70/semester) in support of the Austrian Student Union is collected from all students.
Language of study: English
Academic Degree: M.Sc.
Program duration: 3 semesters
ECTS units: 90
Start-date: Winter (October) or Summer (March) semester
The CPM Master of Science program is an English-based curriculum. It is research orientated and is three semesters in length. A balanced mix of required core courses and elective modules provides a flexible and individualized curriculum. The first two semesters introduce a number of modern methods of synthesis, processing, and characterization of functional materials. The third semester is dedicated to the Master’s thesis research work.
During the course of the M.Sc. degree program, students will become familiar with the means of independent experimental scientific research, through a constant interaction with our Faculty members. This will provide students with the ability to find innovative solutions to material-, processing- and sustainability-related problems.
Further information about this curriculum is available here.