Nanotechnology is an exciting field within science and technology related to materials and device structures with characteristic dimensions in the nanometer regime. The labor market in this emerging area is growing significantly, and nanotechnology is penetrating a number of technology sectors.

Nanotechnology at KTH

Based on a solid understanding of basic materials science, the program aims to establish an understanding of size-dependent materials, device and system properties, and also how these properties can be tailored by a controlled manipulation of the microstructure down to the atomic or molecular level. Furthermore, it aims to provide a good knowledge of various nano-scale devices as well as their applications and fabrication methods. Special emphasis is paid to the understanding and usage of advanced characterization methods to assess detailed materials and device properties.

The program is closely linked to the extensive research activities at the KTH Electrum laboratory, a world-leading resource for the education, research and product development related to micro and nanofabrication.

The final term degree project gives students an opportunity to carry out an in-depth study within their specialization and to demonstrate the skills acquired during their studies. It can be carried out at an academic or industrial institution, needs to be relevant to the main field of study for the MSc degree, and is scheduled for the last term of the program.

Topics covered

Nanoscience, Nanodesign, Nanofabrication, Nanocharacterization, Nanoapplications, Scientific methodology, Societal implications.


The master's program in Nanotechnology prepares you for a career in a wide range of areas in materials science, semiconductor, microsystems, and applied physics. Applications related to, for example, the Internet-of-Things and life sciences offer plenty of interesting job opportunities in high tech companies. The strong program focuses on advanced nanoscale characterization tools, and the unique experience of a state-of-the-art academic cleanroom environment will make you very competitive in the job market. Students with a specialisation in nanoscale materials will be well equipped to handle the sustainability challenges of modern society. Nanotechnology is also a major academic research field, and the program provides a solid foundation for graduate studies at highly ranked universities, including KTH.

Program taught in:
  • English

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