Objectives

The objective of the Master of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is to provide top-quality university multidisciplinary education as well as specialisation in one of the subdisciplines of nanoscience and nanotechnologies.

As a graduate of the Master of Science in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology programme, you will have thorough scientific knowledge of the fundamental structures of physical, biological, and chemical systems in terms of their molecular and atomic characteristics. You will also understand the formation of complex macro systems, which are unique in their operations and possess new functionalities, based on their molecular and atomic properties.

The programme is strongly connected to the latest innovations in the field and is embedded in ongoing research programmes at the participating universities and at the associated research partners. The courses are continuously updated following the progress of science and technology in this young and highly innovative field. Furthermore, you will spend one quarter of the study programme on elaborating your own research project in a Master’s thesis. There is ample opportunity to take elective courses, either to increase your level of proficiency, or to broaden your horizon, according to your own interest.

By the end of the programme, you will possess:

  • thorough knowledge of the general principles of physics, chemistry, electronics and biology that play a role on the nanometer scale
  • insight into the materials, fabrication and other experimental techniques that can be used on the nanoscale, as well as their limitations
  • understanding of the formation of complex macro systems which are unique in their operations and possess new functionalities
  • in-depth knowledge of at least one specialisation area within the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • proficiency in translating this knowledge into useful technological applications
  • extensive analytic and synthetic problem-solving capacities
  • sufficient scientific background to undertake research

Upon the completion of the two year cycle, successful students will be awarded a joint Master’s degree. In addition, the EMM-nano consortium furnishes a joint degree-supplement providing a description of the nature and level of the programme followed.