Materials make up everything around us and their properties are critical to the performance of any system or device where they are used. Almost every aspect of modern society is touched by a technology made possible by advances in materials. Mobile phones, catalytic converters, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), solar cells, optical fibres and smart window materials are all examples of modern technology based upon tailored materials. Since the properties of a material (which determine its function) are determined both by its structure, constituents and the way that the material is assembled, the study of materials involves many different approaches. Materials science is inherently multidisciplinary and relies often on both theoretical modelling and on experimental characterisation.
Lund is hosting two of the world's best large-scale facilities for materials science research: The world's most brilliant synchrotron radiation source, the MAX IV Laboratory, has started operation in 2016, and the European Spallation Source (ESS) for neutron-based research is currently under construction. Education in the Master’s program in Materials Science is strongly linked to research at these two infrastructures. You will learn how to study important properties of materials by spectroscopy, diffraction, and microscopy. The Master's program is flexible and interdisciplinary, and it is possible to combine theoretical or computational studies with experimental approaches.
The goal of the Master’s program is that you become a well-rounded materials scientist who is able to apply the principles of materials science for carrying out engineering and/or research projects. The program emphasizes the application of advanced technologies in materials science. The close proximity to large-scale facilities and excellent materials science research groups provides excellent opportunities for inspiring Master’s thesis research projects.
See www.fysik.lu.se/english/education/start-studying/masters-programme for details on compulsory and elective courses.
Materials science is an important field for a variety of areas of science and engineering and graduates will be qualified for employment in fields ranging from industry to research laboratories in areas such as electronics, communications, life sciences, energy-related materials and at facilities such as the MAX IV Laboratory or the European Spallation Source (ESS). Graduates of the program will be well qualified for Ph.D. programs in physics and physical chemistry.
Read more about this program on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Physics-Materials
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated December 8, 2017