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.

16 October 2018: Application opens
15 January 2019: Application deadline
1 February 2019: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
4 April 2019: Notification of selection results

Application open

Application through University Admissions in Sweden.

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 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific entry requirements, feel free to contact the programme.

Programme director: Mattias Hammar
Programme coordinator:

Nanotechnology at KTH

From a solid foundation in 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 specialisation 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, nanocharacterisation, nanoapplications, scientific methodology, societal implications.



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 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. Graduates 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.

After graduation

Nanoscientist, nanosicence educator, R&D engineer, industrial expert, industrial management, startup founder or chief technology officer, industrial consultant, expert at governmental agency.



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

Saumey Jain, India

"KTH provides the opportunity to do internships at various companies."

Meet the students

Faculty and research

Due to the cross-disciplinary character of the nanotechnology program, it involves faculty, courses and resources from several schools and research departments at KTH:

Of specific interest for the program is also the Electrum Laboratory which is a world class nanotechnology research facility located I Kista, some 10 km north of the main campus.

Changes in the programme may occur.

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