MSc in Smart Nanostructures and Condensed Matter Physics

General

Program Description

Learn about the physics laying behind modern nanotechnology!

The program is tailored to BSc graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge of physics and who are looking to pursue a research career within a university, industrial or research laboratory. Along with lecture courses, the program pays great attention to the work of students in research groups working in promising areas of modern physics: nanostructures and nanostructured materials, condensed matter physics, physics of advanced materials possessing unique properties.

Program profile. Major areas of expertise:

  • Condensed matter physics;
  • Optics and spectroscopy;
  • Nanostructures and nanomaterials;
  • Basics of semiconductor technology;
  • Basics of technology of optoelectronic devices.

Key Points

  • Basic background and research experience in the top of modern physics;
  • Potential to R&D in a variety of fields;
  • Excellent analytical, critical and problem-solving skills;
  • Communication and study skills: ability to manage their own learning and to make use of primary research sources and reviews;
  • Transferable skills, necessary for employment: initiative, decision making and ability to undertake further professional training.

Curriculum (General Modules)

Modules ECTS
Humanities 10
Condensed Matter Physics 15
Nanoscience 20
Material Science 15
Research and Master thesis 60
Total 120

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor in Physics, Engineering Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science or similar.
  • English language proficiency B+ level.
  • Examination in the field of Physics.
  • Interview with the program coordinator.

Program Partners

  • ParisTech (France) DD
  • University of Technology Troyes (France)
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)

Additional Benefits

Staying in the most beautiful city of Russia - Saint-Petersburg - will reward you with an unforgettable experience!

Career Opportunities

Upon graduating from the Master program, students will have the skills necessary for a successful career as a research physicist, whether in industry, academia or elsewhere. Our graduates have the potential to work in a variety of fields, from the development and application of new functional nanostructures and materials to high-technology start-ups.

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University was founded in 1899. Recently SPbPU became "National Research University", also known in Russia and abroad as Polytechnic Institute — a recognized ... Read More

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University was founded in 1899. Recently SPbPU became "National Research University", also known in Russia and abroad as Polytechnic Institute — a recognized Russian and world-wide leader in the field of higher engineering and economic education. Read less
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