Master's programme in Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is an exciting field within science and technology related to materials and device structures with characteristic dimensions in the nanometer regime. The labor market in this emerging area is growing significantly, and nanotechnology is penetrating a number of technology sectors.

Application open

Application through University Admissions in Sweden.

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 tuition fee for the full programme 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: masters@ict.kth.se

Nanotechnology at KTH

Based on a solid understanding of basic materials science, the programme aims to establish an understanding of size-dependent materials, device and system properties, and also how these properties can be tailored by a controlled manipulation of the microstructure down to the atomic or molecular level. Furthermore, it aims to provide a good knowledge of various nano-scale devices as well as their applications and fabrication methods. Special emphasis is paid to the understanding and usage of 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 carry out an in-depth study within their specialization and to demonstrate the skills acquired during their studies. It can be carried out at an academic or industrial institution, needs to be relevant to the main field of study for the MSc degree, and is scheduled for the last term of the programme.

Topics covered

Nanoscience, Nanodesign, Nanofabrication, Nanocharacterization, Nanoapplications, Scientific methodology, Societal implications

Courses

Career

The master's programme in Nanotechnology prepares you for a career in a wide range of areas in materials science, semiconductor, microsystems, and applied physics. Applications related to, for example, the Internet of Things and life sciences offer plenty of interesting job opportunities in high tech companies. The strong programme focuses on advanced nanoscale characterisation tools, and the unique experience of a state-of-the-art academic cleanroom environment will make you very competitive on the job market. Students with a specialisation in nanoscale materials will be well equipped to handle the sustainability challenges of 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.

LinkedIn Links:

Kristjonas Vizbaras
Jimmy Franchi
Linnea Gustafsson
Yuxuan Sun

After graduation

Nanoscientist, Nanosicence educator, R&D engineer, Industrial expert, Industrial management, Startup founder or Chief Technology Officer, Industrial consultant, Expert at governmental agency.

Students

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

João Martins de Pina, Portugal

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

Meet the students

* 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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