The Nanomaterials Science Master's Programme curriculum (120 EC) consists of four parts:
Mandatory courses offer a background in chemical concepts useful for your research project and introduce you to the profession of an academic researcher and the demands of the labour market.
- Advanced Spectroscopy (7,5 EC)
- Academic Context (6,5 EC)
- Introducing Natural Sciences (0,5 EC)
- Dilemmas of the Scientist (0,5 EC)
The course codes are in the course list of the Nanomaterials Science programme.
The primary elective courses address the main themes of the master’s programme and interests of the research groups of the Debye Institute of Nanomaterials Science. Each research group has two courses that cover the concepts and ideas needed for a research project in that area. The third course will therefore be outside your research subject and broaden your knowledge of the nanoscience research field.
Catalysis and chemical synthesis
- Participating groups: Organic Chemistry and Catalysis (OCC), Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis (ICC) and Materials Chemistry and Catalysis (MCC)
- Organometallic Chemistry & Homogeneous Catalysis (OCC)
- Advanced Organic Synthesis (OCC)
- Synthesis of Heterogeneous Catalysts and Energy Materials (ICC/MCC)
- Adsorption, Kinetics and Catalysis (ICC/MCC)
- Atomistic Simulations for Material Science (MCC)
- Participating groups: Physical and Colloid Chemistry (PCC) and Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics (SCM)
- Nonequilibrium systems and transport phenomena (PCC)
- Colloid Science (PCC/SCM)
- Modelling and Simulation
- Soft Condensed Matter Theory (SCM)
- Toy Models for Science and Technology (PCC)
- Participating groups: Condensed Matter and Interfaces (CMI) and Nanophotonics (NAPH)
- Photon Physics (CMI)
- Advanced Microscopy
- Solids and Surfaces (CMI)
- Photovoltaic Solar Energy Physics and Technology
- Quantum Materials (CMI)
Course codes can be found in the course list of the Nanomaterials Science programme.
The research project culminates knowledge and practical experimental skills leading to the master’s thesis. The project and courses are often followed simultaneously in order to provide the student 'on the spot' learning. There is no restriction to combine your research project with courses.
The secondary electives are meant to broaden your interest and skills. You can gain work experience in industry by performing an internship on a specific research theme, or, with a profile direct your career towards education, communication or management or simply take extra courses that match your interest. In some cases an internship can be combined with one or two courses.
There are a few rules:
- Secondary electives can be taken up to a maximum of 30 EC.
- Internships can only start after you have finished the mandatory and primary elective courses and the research project of 52,5 EC.
- For extra courses outside the programme you need permission from the programme coordinator and the Board of Examiners (BoE). Use Osiris/Student, My Cases for your request to the BoE.
Students who like to teach in the bachelor’s curriculum, aiding the course lecturer, can get a short professional training by taking the Teaching Assistant Training course (FI-MTT). One EC on top of the programme will be awarded for your activities. The course broadens many skills i.e. enhancing interactivity in a class room setting, learning to cope with group dynamics, leaning from your own experiences and is an asset for future employers.