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 closed 16 January 2017

16 January 2017: Application deadline
1 February 2017: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
24 March 2017: First notification of selection results
12 April 2017: Last date to reply to your offer

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.

Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Location: KTH Kista, Stockholm
Programme start: Late August
Language of instruction: English

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 characterization methods to assess detailed materials and device properties.

The programme is mainly materials-oriented, partly directed to microelectronics but specialization in materials chemistry or biomedical applications is also possible. Special emphasis is placed on advanced characterization 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 Nanotechnology master´s programme prepares you for a career in a wide range of materials science, semiconductor, microsystems, and applied physics areas. Applications towards e.g. internet-of-things and life sciences offer plenty of interesting job opportunities in high tech companies. The strong programme focus on advanced nanoscale characterization 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 specialization 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.

One of the best events at KTH is Armada, a career fair, where students can mingle and have direct contact with the leading companies such as ABB, Ericsson, Tieto and Scania for their future career opportunities.

Meet the students


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:

Changes in the programme may occur. 

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