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The combined talents and expertise of physicists and chemists are the key to success in the field of condensed matter and nanomaterials science, which is the focus of this programme.
Functional materials, organic and inorganic, play an important role in much of modern physics, chemistry and technology. In this field there is an obvious trend towards systems which operate on the nanoscale. This includes the exciting areas of nanoscience, nanotechnology and catalysis: the fundamental units such as macromolecules, quantum structures and catalysts have dimensions on the nanometre scale. The challenges in this area of science include: * the synthesis of functional units and their manipulation to form novel and 'artificial' solids; * the study of fundamental processes in (nano)structured systems and the development of theory and models to explain new phenomena; * the elucidation of structure-property relations; * materials engineering and the application of materials in improved and novel devices.
Types of teaching (in year 1): * theory: 30%
* practice: 50%
* self study: 20%
Programme internationalization: * Studying abroad is recommended.
* The percentage of foreign students: 20%
* The percentage of foreign teachers: 80%
* The percentage of students abroad: 60%
* The percentage of teachers abroad: 20%
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
Physics and Climate Sciences:
Scholarships / Grants:
Utrecht University:The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of highly talented prospective, non-Dutch students the opportunity to pursue a degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.For additional information: Website
Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands