In the programme in Materials Research and Nanosciences the doctoral student will get deeply acquainted with the selected branch of materials research. In addition a more general view of materials research will be obtained. The employed research methods are both experimental and computational. The programme is extensive rendering possible personal study modules. The doctoral programme has research teams as members from physics, chemistry and pharmacy. The doctoral degree can be obtained from experimental materials physics, inorganic materials chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, nanosciences, polymer materials chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, biophysics, medical physics, computational materials physics, computational materials chemistry, electronics and industrial applications. The doctoral theses are as a rule completed within a research team active in one of these topics. This guarantees individual supervision for the doctoral students. More detailed descriptions of the individual research teams can be found from the web pages of the doctoral programme and the participating departments
Graduates from the Doctoral Programme in Materials Research and Nanosciences have extensive scientific communication skills. The programme improves doctoral students’ communication skills to help them engage in demanding, multidisciplinary research and serve as experts in Finland and internationally. During their doctoral studies, students build the competence required of responsible, independent researchers and experts. The programme prepares students for job opportunities as researchers and experts as well as in other positions both in universities and the business sector.