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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Materials Science


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    Two years

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    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. All oth

  • Last Updated

    28 February 2017

Course content

Degree: Master of Science (two years) with a major in Applied Physics or Master of Science (two years) with a major in Physics
Teaching language: English

The Material Physics and Nanotechnology master's programme focuses on the physics of new materials. The importance of advanced materials in current technology is best exemplified by the highly purified semiconductor crystals in use today, which are the foundation of the electronic age. Future applications in electronics and photonics will include nanoscaled physics, molecular electronics and non-linear optics.

The Materials Physics and Nanotechnology master's programme covers a wide range of materials used in for example semiconductor technology, optoelectronics and biotechnical applications. Students also study materials used in chemical sensors and biosensors, as well as materials' mechanical applications such as hardness and elasticity.

In the first semester students take mandatory courses such as Nanotechnology, Quantum Mechanics, Surface Physics and Physics of Condensed Matter, in order to get the knowledge necessary to understand advanced materials research.

The second and third semesters consist mainly of elective courses, and the fourth and final semester is devoted to a degree project in the area of material- and nanophysics.

The programme is supported by a number of internationally known research divisions, and is directed towards those who wish to pursue a university or industry career in materials-related research and development.

Welcome to the Institute of Technology at Linköping University

Visit the Materials Science and Nanotechnology page on the Linköping University website for more details!





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