Master's programme in Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is an emerging field of science and technology related to materials and device structures with critical dimensions in the nanometre regime. The employment market in this burgeoning area is growing significantly, and is penetrating a number of technology sectors and related industries.

Application closed

The application for the programme is now closed. Opens again 16 October 2017.

16 October 2017: Application opens
15 January 2018: Application deadline
1 February 2018: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
6 April 2018: Notification of selection results

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310,000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Information and Communcation Technology (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinator or programme director.

Programme director: Mattias Hammar
Programme coordinator:

Nanotechnology at KTH

Based on a solid understanding of basic materials science and solid state physics the program aims to establish an understanding of size-dependent materials, device and system properties, and the other way around, how these properties can be tailored by a controlled manipulation of the microstructure down to the atomic or molecular level. Furthermore, it aims for a good knowledge of various nano-scale devices as well as their applications and fabrication methods. Special emphasis is also paid to the understanding and usage of advanced characterisation methods to assess detailed materials and device properties.

The programme is mainly materials-oriented, partly directed to microelectronics but specialisation in materials chemistry or biomedical applications is also possible. Special emphasis is placed on advanced characterisation methods to assess detailed materials and device properties. The programme is closely linked to the extensive research activities at the KTH Electrum laboratory, a world-leading resource for the education, research and product development related to micro and nanofabrication.

The final term degree project gives students an opportunity to study a specific problem in-depth and comprises nominally 20 weeks of work. It is usually carried out as a research project within a research group or in an industry setting. For the final completion of the degree project, the student prepares a written thesis and makes an oral presentation of his/her results in a formal seminar.



The Nanotechnology master´s programme prepares you for a career in a wide range of materials science, semiconductor, microsystems, and applied physics areas. Applications towards, for example, internet-of-things and life sciences offer plenty of interesting job opportunities in high tech companies. The strong programme focus on advanced nanoscale characterisation tools, and the unique experience of a state-of-the-art academic cleanroom environment will make you very competitive in the job market. Students with a specialisation towards nanoscale materials will be well equipped to handle the sustainability challenges of the modern society. Nanotechnology is also a major academic research field, and the programme provides a solid foundation for graduate studies at highly ranked universities, including KTH.


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

João Martins de Pina, Portugal

"KTH with impressive positioning in the rankings and located in one of the best countries to live."

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* Nanotechnology is also listed within subject area engineering physics and mathematics, and materials science and engineering.

Changes in the programme may occur.

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