Physics, Materials Science

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 16.6 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
103 place StudyQA ranking:4390 Duration:24 months

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Materials are what make up everything around us and their properties are critical to the performance of any system or device where they are used. Almost every aspect of modern society is touched by a technology made possible by advances in materials. For example, the internet and mobile phones would not be possible without optical fibres and semiconductors. The study of materials is based on the relationship between the properties of a material (which determine its functionality), its structure, and the way that the material is assembled. Materials science is inherently multidisciplinary and includes subjects from both basic sciences and engineering, and from physics and chemistry.

The Master s programme in Materials Science is a flexible and interdisciplinary programme for postgraduate students with a strong interest in learning about how important properties of materials depend upon the materials structure and constituents. The characterisation of materials by spectroscopy, diffraction and microscopy is an important dimension in the programme, and the new materials science facilities - the MAX IV synchrotron radiation laboratory and the planned European Spallation Source (ESS) for neutronbased research - are in focus.

It is possible to combine theoretical or computational studies with experimental approaches within the programme. The goal of the Master s programme is to produce well-rounded materials scientists who are able to apply the principles of materials science for carrying out engineering and/or research projects. The programme emphasises application of advanced technologies in materials science. The close proximity to large-scale facilities and excellent materials science research groups provides excellent opportunities for inspiring Master s thesis research projects.

Career prospects

Materials science is an important field for a variety of areas of science and engineering, and graduates will be qualified for employment in fields ranging from industry to research laboratories in areas such as astrophysics, communciations, life sciences, energy-related materials and at facilities such as the MAX IV laboratory and the European Spallation Source (ESS). Both of these large laboratories require trained staff with a good knowledge of experimental techniques in materials science and physics in general. Graduates of the programme will be well qualified for PhD programmes in Physics and Physical Chemistry.

Programme elective courses (7,5 ECTS credits)

* FYSN11: Physics experiments in research and society
* FYST31: Electron transport in nanostructures
* FYSN15: Experimental tools
* FYST29: Multispectral imaging
* FYSN19: Physics and chemistry of surfaces
* FYST42: Scanning probe microscopy
* FYSN25: Solid-state theory
* FHLN10: Modern Experimental Mechanics
* FHLN05: Computational materials modeling
* FYST20: Spectroscopy and the quantum description of matter
* KEMM37: Scattering methods
* KEMM17: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging.
* KEMM28: Molecular quantum mechanics
* KOO 095: Functional Materials
* KTE 080: Polymer Chemistry
* KPO 010: Polymer Physics
* KOO 045: Materials Chemistry
* KOO 065: Microscopical Characterisation of Solid and Biological Materials
* KOO 105: Materials Analysis at the Nanoscale
* FFFN01: Advanced Processing of Nanostructures
* MAM242: Aerosol Technology
* FAFN15: Crystal Growth and Semiconductor Epitaxy
* FAFN05: Light - Matter Interaction
* FFFN05: Nanomaterials - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
* FFF160: Nanoelectronics
* MAXM16: Experimental methods and instrumentation for synchrotron radiation research

Programme elective courses (15 ECTS credits)

* KEMM07: Surface and colloid chemistry advanced course
* KEMM09: Optical methods in molecular spectroscopy

A Masters degree project (30-60 ECTS) is required in addition to elective courses (60 90 ECTS).

A BA/BSc in physics, mathemataics or similar, with 90 ECTS in Physics and/or mathematics. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Lund University Global Scholarship programmeThe Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). You apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship after you have applied for the programme/or free-standing course you wish to study at Lund University.

Swedish Institute scholarshipsThe Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Swedish Institute Study Scholarship:

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students across two categories:

Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).

In the 2013 application round over 30 of Lund University's study programmes are nominated for this scholarship.

Other Swedish Institute Scholarships:

* Visby Programme - Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region
* Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe
* Swedish-Turkish Programme

US Student FinanceLund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programmes. This includes the Stafford Loans and the Graduate Plus Loans. Please note that this loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens. Read more about US student finance and Lund University.

Canadian Loan SchemesLund University is registered with the Canadian tax authorities and accordingly we accept students with Canadian loan schemes.

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