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, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), solar cells, catalytic converters, 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 often relies on both theoretical modelling and experimental characterisation.
Lund hosts 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, started operation in 2016, and the European Spallation Source (ESS) for neutron-based research is currently under construction. Education in the Master’s programme 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 programme is flexible and interdisciplinary, and it is possible to combine theoretical or computational studies with experimental approaches.
The goal of the Master’s programme 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 programme emphasises 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 programme will be well qualified for PhD programmes in physics and physical chemistry.
Read more about this program on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/physics-materials
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. 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 in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated October 8, 2018