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Master programme in Physics - Materials science

2 years ยท 120 credits

Materials are the bedrock of every device and system, from the internet to mobile phones, relying on components like optical fibers and semiconductors. Our Master Programme in Materials Science delves into the properties, structure, and assembly of materials, offering master students an interdisciplinary path to explore how these elements shape crucial functionalities.

Our master programme in materials science is a dynamic and interdisciplinary track for postgraduate students driven by a profound curiosity about the intricate relationship between material properties and their underlying structure and constituents. Central to our curriculum is the characterisation of materials through advanced techniques such as spectroscopy, diffraction and microscopy. Our focus extends to leveraging cutting-edge facilities like the MAX IV synchrotron radiation laboratory and the forthcoming European Spallation Source (ESS) dedicated to neutron-based research.

Within our programme, you have the possibility of combining theoretical or computational studies with hands-on experimental approaches. The overarching objective of the master programme is to cultivate well-rounded materials scientists ready to apply the principles of materials science for carrying out groundbreaking engineering and research projects. 

Materials science is inherently multidisciplinary and includes subjects from both basic sciences and engineering, and from physics and chemistry.

Programme courses

Our programme emphasises the practical application of advanced technologies in materials science. The compulsory and recommended courses aim to establish a robust academic foundation for your studies. Subsequently, you're afforded the flexibility to customize your curriculum according to your individual interests and goals. As you progress, culminating in the master's degree project, our close proximity to large-scale facilities and esteemed materials science research groups provides an exceptional environment for you to explore your chosen topic in depth.

Click on this link to view the coompulsory and recommended courses of this programme.

Career prospects

Materials science is an important research field for a variety of areas of science and engineering. Our graduates find roles in various sectors, from industry to research labs. Whether you're interested in astrophysics, communications, life sciences, or energy-related materials, the skills you gain here will open doors to diverse career paths. Specifically, at the MAX IV synchrotron radiation laboratory and the European Spallation Source (ESS), there's a growing demand for skilled professionals in experimental techniques in materials science and physics. Graduates of the programme will be well qualified for PhD programmes in Physics and Physical Chemistry.

How to apply

Master programme coordinator

Materials Science

Mathieu Gisselbrecht 
mathieu [dot] gisselbrecht [at] sljus [dot] lu [dot] se (Mathieu[dot]Gisselbrecht[at]sljus[dot]lu[dot]se)