Materials research is a dynamic field and with rapidly developing technology, the demand for refined and improved materials is increasing. This MSc programme is built around our research strength in solid-state chemistry and we are looking for students interested in materials synthesis strategies or in developing skills in advanced characterization techniques such as electron microscopy or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

Education closely connected to world-leading research

This programme is built on our research strength in solid-state chemistry and we introduce students to versatile materials synthesis strategies. The design of nanostructured materials from new combinations of molecular building blocks, templating molecules, nano-particles and functional molecules is a running theme in several courses. We focus on providing our students with an advanced understanding of the structure- and property relations at all length-scales. All teachers at this programme are active researchers in the department and we are keen to have a close relationship between students and researchers. This is why we focus the studies on lectures, lab work and projects connected to recent scientific advancements in the field.

Technique skills and exchange opportunities

We provide a broad range of elective courses with several ways to get comprehensive coverage of the material chemistry research area. This includes specialised high-technology materials, advanced characterization techniques such as electron microscopy, NMR and modelling. In addition, you are offered half a semester for optional courses given by other institutions or participation in exchange programs with partners universities outside of Sweden.

Programme structure

During the first semester of this programme, you are introduced to the relation between crystal structure, symmetry and properties of solid materials and important characterization techniques. Depending on your interest, the following semesters let you create your degree profile by freely choosing a combination of elective courses.

The final component of your studies is a degree project, which can be performed with an active research group at the department or through a company outside the university. The project lets you apply your acquired knowledge by independently plan, carry out and report a research project under the supervision of one of our researchers. Please note that the following outline can be subject to change.

First year

  • Solid State Chemistry 15 credits
  • Introduction to Materials Chemistry 15 credits
  • Elective courses 30 credits

Second year

  • Elective course(s) (15 or 30 credits) and degree project (30 or 45 credits)
  • Degree project 60 credits

Career prospects

Material development is highly prioritised in all sectors of the industry, ranging from pharmaceuticals to clothing, plastics, conducting material and steel industry. With a degree in Materials chemistry, you are offered exciting and extensive career options and our graduates are found in diverse operations such as ÅF (consulting), Sandvik (material development), AstraZeneca (pharmaceuticals), Fresenius Kabi (healthcare) or doctoral studies.

Why Stockholm University?

Studying at Stockholm University makes a difference

Stockholm University is one of the 100 highest ranked universities in the world and Sweden’s largest institution of higher education with top quality education and outstanding research in a wide variety of fields.

Our campus is situated in the Royal National City Park, just minutes away from the centre of Stockholm city. Stockholm has recently been rated the safest capital in Europe and is famous for its many green and clean areas. Stockholm is leading in areas such as social welfare, equality, IT, sustainability and innovation. Known for being an open society, Sweden is also ranked second in the world in the Social Progress Index.

Eligibility requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree including at least 90 ECTS credits in Chemistry. In addition, you are required to show English proficiency equivalent to Swedish high school level.
  • Application and tuition fees are required unless you are EU/EEA citizen or have long-term/permanent residency status in Sweden (or temporary residency for reasons other than studies).

Application & Tuition Fees

  • Application fee: 900 SEK
  • First tuition fee instalment: 70, 000 SEK
  • Total tuition fee: 280, 000 SEK

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay fees

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Last updated January 29, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2, 2019
2 years
280,000 SEK
Total tuition fee; SEK EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay fees
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