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Chalmers University of Technology MSc in Nanotechnology: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chalmers University of Technology

MSc in Nanotechnology: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Gothenburg, Sweden

2 Years


Full time

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SEK 160,000 / per year *


* tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students


If you want to explore the worlds of chemistry and biochemistry at the nanoscale, investigating exciting issues within areas such as solid-state materials, surface chemistry, biomaterials, and more, then this profile could be the perfect choice for you. At the nanoscale, fascinating and mysterious new physical, chemical, and biological properties emerge, and you will have the chance to work alongside renowned researchers in world-class facilities, operating at the global forefront of the race to understand these phenomena.

When choosing the Chemistry and biochemistry track, you will study the following:

  • The synthesis, properties, and structure of solid-state materials
  • Surface chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry & physics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biophysical chemistry
  • Bioanalytical chemistry
  • Advanced organic chemistry
  • Surface engineering

The master’s program in nanotechnology as a whole is tailored towards students who are interested in international careers in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, both at the fundamental level and in the design and creation of components at the nanoscale.

Besides equipping you with a solid theoretical background in physics, chemistry, and the technology of nanoscale systems, the program will also provide you with knowledge of the innovative possibilities of nanotechnology and ample hands-on experience in experimental techniques.

Future applications within electronics, telecommunication, and information systems, including quantum computers, medicine, and natural or artificial biosystems will rely heavily upon progress in nanoscale technologies. Proficiency in theoretical and practical aspects of these areas will be important both within industry and academia.

A unique feature of the program is that you will also become part of the research environment at Chalmers, with access to our cleanroom and other world-class facilities for labs and group projects. This means that you will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with researchers building the Swedish quantum computer at the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology.

Our clean room is one of the few worldwide where master's students can carry out their projects. You will also be introduced to other modern laboratories for both manufacturing and analysis, even in your first year.

The conclusion of the program consists of a thesis based on a half- or full-year research work carried out with some of the researchers in the area, either within our departments or with industrial partners. You will have the possibility to continue working in the laboratories as part of your master's thesis.

When you graduate from this program, you will be able to take up key roles in tomorrow’s frontier of nano-innovation in industry or academia. The skills and knowledge you acquire in understanding and designing new materials and devices with applications in energy production, medicine, and electronics will ensure you are in high demand in society.


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