All technology around us is based on materials. Materials research has the great opportunity in solving grand societal problems and finding new discoveries in the fields of energy, food, water, safety, health and well-being, environment, sustainable use of resources, and urbanisation. New fascinating materials with unexpected properties, tailored for the needs of our society, can change the way we live our everyday life.
Materials research is the richest and most multidisciplinary field in natural sciences. The Master’s Programme in Materials Research is based on physics, chemistry, biology and medical sciences, mathematics and computer science, all taught in a cohesive, and self-contained way. We study for example biomaterials, nanomaterials, smart materials, polymers, composites, electronics, energy generation and storage as well as green and sustainable materials. With our programme you may start training to become a Medical Physics Expert and a Radiation Protection Expert. These professions give you the rights to work e.g. in hospitals.
We have very strong ties to industry. As an expert in materials research, your skills will be needed not only in research institutes and universities, but also in the high-tech industries in the fields of information technology, chemistry, energy, healthcare and pharmaceutics as well as in hospitals. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of our programme, you will acquire a broad range of scientific skills and knowledge to work in any of these areas.
Our programme is very international. We work with CERN, the international fusion reactor ITER, international synchrotron light sources and x-ray free electron lasers, just to name a few. You have a possibility to do part of your studies and/or Master’s thesis in an international collaboration. We use latest technology to develop methods for synthesising new materials, simulating them using supercomputers as well as characterising and manipulating them using ultrasound, particle beams, and different wavelengths of light.
During your undergraduate studies, you have a possibility to work in research laboratories, where you get to use real research equipment for real research in an international environment.
Depending on the study line you choose you will gain in-depth understanding of
- The synthesis, processing, structure and properties of inorganic materials
- Modelling methods in materials research
- The structure and dynamics of biomolecular systems
- The synthesis, structure and properties of polymers
- Applications of materials research in industrial applications
- The use of methods of physics in medicine
Further information about the studies on the Master's programme website.