Materials Science and Technology is a master’s program with a focus on developing and commercialising new materials and their applications. Studies of materials science and the basics of entrepreneurship are combined with activities aimed at creating a product and its manufacturing technology.
The program provides knowledge of theoretical principles of materials science, testing and investigation methods and development and design of materials. Students' development projects are done in cooperation with scientific laboratories where they also perform the experimental part of their master’s thesis.
Graduates can work as specialists in the area of materials development in manufacturing enterprises and research institutions, start and run new small and medium businesses handling with materials or continue their studies at a doctoral level.
The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS World University Rankings, THE Rankings). Each student joins a laboratory and takes part in the scientific work of the lab. The students can choose between the labs of the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Chemistry, and the Institute of Technology.