Master’s Degree Program in Nanoscience, Master of Science (2 yrs)


The applicationround opens 15 November 2017 and the deadline for applications is 10 January 2018.

Read more about this program on university's website.

Study objectives

As a student of the Masters Program in Nanoscience, you will gather multidisciplinary know-how in the fields of physics, chemistry, and cell & molecular biology. This combination of physics with chemistry and biology offered by the program is unique in Finland and also abroad, where especially biology is often missing. The program is ideal for those interested in natural sciences in a broad sense and those willing to understand nature and phenomena in nature from many perspectives, from atomic level to the organisms. It provides excellent abilities to follow current developments in science and technology and to graduate as an expert in the rapidly developing field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

You can specializein Chemistry (Physical chemistry or Organic chemistry), Physics or Biology (Cell and molecular biology) according to your own interest and your previous studies.

As a Master graduated form the program you will:

  • understand the importance of size and shape in nanoscale,
  • understand properties of nano-objects in chemistry, biology and physics,
  • know common fabrication and characterization methods for nano-objects,
  • master experimental and/or or theoretical methods in your major subject for studying nano-objects,
  • be able to plan and conduct research project,
  • be able to write scientific report with good language,
  • be able to perform scientific discussion and communicate scientific results.

Study contents

Nanoscience is a rapidly evolving field and teaching is very tightly connected with research:

  • spectroscopy, computational chemistry and supramolecular chemistry,
  • nanophysics and theoretical physics, and
  • cell structure and dynamics, virology and bioimaging.

The master's studies include 120 ECTS credits of which approximately 2/3 is in your specialization area. An enential part of te program is a research project leading to completing your master's thesis. Master’s Thesis projects are done in research groups as part of on-going research projects. The goal of the Master’s thesis is to develop and demonstrate the ability to apply the selected research strategies and methods in identification and solution of an authentic, work related problem. Furthermore, the objective of the thesis is to make students competitive in the global job market. Often the Master’s thesis is part of a larger research topic and the Master’s thesis can also be done in cooperation with companies or other research institutes.


Career opportunities

Nanoscience and -technology are relatively new fields with a strong focus on opportunities for applications and innovations. A large portion of existing companies are interested in nanoscience and technology and increasing number of them are already using nanotechnology in their products. This creates a need for experts in nanoscience, thus establishing potential for recruitment. Nanoscience is also a good platform for establishing start-up companies.

Master degree in nanoscience provides also an excellent basis for postgraduate studies in Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

The Nanoscience Center

The Nanoscience Center (NSC) is a cross-disciplinary research center shared by the departments of physics, chemistry, and biological & environmental science, and is an international working environment: about one quarter of the staff are non-Finns. All research groups operate at an international level and the working language of all the groups is English. Research focusses on molecular nanosystems, where the cross-disciplinary approaches are expected to result in new innovations. The main research areas are:

  • Biological nanostructures
  • Organic nanochemistry
  • Spectroscopy of nanostructures
  • Experimental nanophysics
  • Computational nanoscience.

Tuition fees

In Finnish universities, there are no tuition fees for EU/EEA citizens. Tuition fees concern only non-EU/EEA degree students who started their studies in English-taught Master's degree programs in August 2017 or after that.

The tuition fee is 12 000 euros / academic year.

The fees will not concern those non-EU/EEA students who

  • are EU/EEA citizens or their family members (spouse / child)
  • are already residing in Finland or some other EU country on a permanent basis (i.e. are equivalent to EU citizens *)

*) continuous (A) or permanent (P/P-EU) residence permit type

University of Jyväskylä has scholarships available for students who are required to pay tuition fees. Scholarships are applied for when applying for the admission to the program.

Program taught in:
  • English

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