On the nanometre scale, the distinction between disciplines such as physics, chemistry and biology becomes less clear. A high degree of interdisciplinarity is therefore characteristic for nanotechnology. The Nanoscience programme at Lund University has its scientific base in a physics description of nanoscale phenomena, but in addition to nanophysics you can, depending on your background and interests, choose to specialise in fields such as nanoelectronics, materials science or biophysics.
The programme is part of NanoLund, one of the world’s leading nanoscience research centres. You will interact with cutting-edge research throughout the programme, starting in the first semester and building up to the Master’s project. Moreover, by taking advantage of the wealth of courses offered by Lund University, you will be able to explore the cross-disciplinary nature of nanoscience.
Compulsory courses and number of credits: Semiconductor Physics (7.5), Processing and Device Technology (7.5), Materials Analysis at the Nanoscale (7.5), The Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures and Quantum Devices (7.5), Master’s degree project (30 or 60).
Electives: Choose elective courses for specialisations in, for example, nanophysics, materials science or biosensors. The full list of courses can be found at www.fysik.lu.se/english/education/start-studying/masters-programme
There is an increasing demand worldwide for people knowledgeable in nanotechnology. Nanoscientists are not only needed in specialised nanotechnology companies but also in more traditional industries, with more and more nanotechnology being incorporated into products. Due to the close connection to world-class research, the Master’s programme also provides excellent preparation for doctoral studies and an academic career.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/physics-nano
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