Physics: Material PhysicsChalmers University of Technology
About this program
Physics: Material Physics
With this profile, you will use techniques and knowledge from modern physics to investigate issues surrounding materials and their properties. You will study subjects including condensed matter physics, semiconducting materials, and surface physics at the nanoscale, helping to create and discover new and advanced materials. This programme will find you operating at the forefront of technological innovations, and contributing scientific solutions to future challenges both known and unknown.
This master's programme is intended for those with a strong interest in theoretical, computational, and experimental aspects of physics and astronomy. In the Material physics profile, you will look at certain subjects with particular depth, including spectroscopy, statical physics, and condensed matter physics:
- Statistical physics
- Fundamentals of hard and soft materials
- Condensed matter physics
- Biological and biotechnical physics
- Physics and applications of electromagnetic fields and optical materials
- Semiconductor materials physics
- Materials imaging and microanalysis
- Surface and nanophysics
- Functional energy materials
To fulfil the general entry requirement for a Master's programme at Chalmers (at advanced level/the second cycle), the prospective student must hold a degree that is equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor degree (minimum 3years, 180 Swedish higher education credits) in either Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture.
- All applicants must document their formal academic qualifications to prove their eligibility. Only documentation from internationally recognized universities will be approved by the Swedish Council for Higher Education which manages the website universityadmissions.se.
- If an applicant is also holder of a second degree such as a Master's degree, that may be as to fulfil specific (course) requirements, it cannot be used to fullfill the general entry requirement on it's own.
English language requirement
The requirement is English proficiency equivalent to or above the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6. You can meet the requirement by achieving the required score on an internationally recognised English test. Completed upper secondary education or previous university studies in some countries can also fulfil the requirement.
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After graduation, your skills and knowledge in the physics of advanced materials and their properties will be in high-demand in industrial and research settings.
In the Physics master's programme as a whole, you will learn to identify and explain general aspects of physics that are integral to applications in engineering and natural sciences. Furthermore, you will identify relevant theoretical, computational, and experimental methods and apply these to problem-solving across a wide range of fields.
The core courses of the programme focus on giving you a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of physics, thereby preparing you for a future driven by knowledge and technology. Wider topics range from the subatomic to cosmological scale, covering complex phenomena relevant in fields such as quantum technology, nanomaterials, and living matter. The programme encourages creative thinking, critical evaluation, and engineering skills grounded in the fundamental principles of the physical world.
Scholarships & funding
Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Some of these are administrated by Chalmers and others by external institutions. Additional scholarships may be appended to the list and applicants are therefore encouraged to check this webpage regularly.
Please visit the university website for more information.
Tuition fee: 160 000 SEK/academic year
*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees
You will graduate with expertise in problem-solving and in advanced experimental and theoretical techniques, making you highly attractive to national and international employers in the private and public sectors alike. The programme is an excellent preparation for all manner of diverse careers in fields that benefit from quantitative and analytical thinking – industrial research, consulting, teaching, research and more. Further studies and a career in academia is also another route that you will be well placed to follow.
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Chalmers University of Technology
Providing a comprehensive education in science, engineering, technology and architecture, Chalmers University of Technology is one of Scandinavia’s most respected universities, and consistently ranks highly among the world’s best. Chalmers is a household name in Sweden, regarded as the most...
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