To Understand, Discover, Create, and Develop New Materials That Improve Quality of Life!
The Master's Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences: Materials Chemistry teaches you to understand, discover, create and develop new materials that improve quality of life!
At the University of Turku, the research in materials chemistry consists of fundamental research of material properties as well as that of interfaces, surfaces and nanostructures from a chemical point of view. Applied research focuses on functionalised organic electronics, luminescent materials and porous carriers as well as nanotechnology, detection technology, energy storage and conversion.
Upon graduation from the Programme in Materials Chemistry, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including experimental, theoretical and numerical techniques to produce and analyse new chemical projects.
The track of Materials Chemistry is one of the four specialisation tracks of the Master’s Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences. The other tracks of the programme are
Astronomy and Space Physics
and Theoretical Physics.
Academic Excellence & Experience
The aim of the Master’s education is to support you to become an independent expert who can evaluate information critically, plan and execute research projects to find new knowledge, and solve scientific and technological problems independently and as a part of a group.
At the University of Turku, the research in Materials chemistry consists of fundamental research of material properties as well as that of interfaces, surfaces, and nanostructures from a chemical point of view. Applied research focuses on functionalised organic electronics, luminescent materials and porous carriers as well as nanotechnology, detection technology, energy storage and conversion.
Master's Thesis & Topics
The Master’s degree programme includes a compulsory thesis component (30 ECTS), which corresponds to six months of full-time work. The thesis is to be written up as a report based on a combination of a literature review and an original research project that forms the bulk of the thesis.
The thesis is an independently made research project but the project will be carried out under the guidance of leading researchers in the field at the University of Turku. It is expected that the student will be embedded within an active research group or experimental team, thereby providing ample opportunity to discuss results and exchange ideas in a group setting.
Your research project could be on a topic like
Selective conversion of carbon dioxide to high-value chemicals
Developing new deposition ways of perovskite structures
Characterization of new ionic liquids
The Master’s Degree Programme of Physical and Chemical Sciences has four tracks. A short description of this specialisation track is given below.
The studies of Materials Physics and Materials Chemistry give you an ability to understand and to develop the properties of materials from molecules and nanoparticles via metals, magnetic and semiconducting compounds for pharmaceutical and biomaterial applications. After graduation, you will be familiar with the current methodologies, research equipment and modern numerical methods needed to model properties of materials used in research and technology. Note that there is a sister programme (Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences) with a specialisation in medicinal chemistry.
Astronomy and Space Physics, Materials Physics, and Theoretical Physics.